Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Chile Beef

Well I finally went and bought a larger slow cooker.
I have been seeing a lot of recipes I would love to do in the slow cooker for our group but there was no way my little 2 qt slow cooker was going to do the job. HEB had a nice 4 qt slow cooker on sale so I grabbed one up and immediately made this recipe, and I really do mean immediately. I hadn't been home from the store quite an hour and this Chile Beef was already in the cooker. I am so glad I came across this recipe, it was almost accidental that I did. While looking at recipes at Crock Pot King I came across a link to this recipe for Coffee Braised Chile Beef over at Stuff I Make My Husband. It sounded like the perfect recipe for our group here at the park and a great way to try out my new slow cooker! Thanks to Mamie there are actually pics of the final product, she reminded me to take them. I had to make a couple of adjustments but mostly followed the original recipe. I did not have enough garlic cloves so I used a combination of cloves and powder - 1/4 tsp garlic powder = 1 garlic clove. I used red pepper in place of chipotle powder and did not add water to the rub to make it a paste, instead I used it as a dry rub. Here is how it came out with the adjustments:

1 large red onion, sliced thick
4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 tsp garlic powder
4 tsp cocoa powder
1/3 cup chili powder
2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
1 tsp sea salt
beef roast (I used two bottom round rump roasts at about two pounds each)
1 1/2 cups strong brewed coffee
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Place onion slices in bottom of slow cooker. Combine garlic (cloves and powder), cocoa, chili powder, oregano, cinnamon, cumin, red pepper and salt.
Rub onto all sides of roast (or roasts). Place roast on top of the onion slices. Combine the coffee and balsamic vinegar.
Pour over roast. Cook on low for six to eight hours.
 Remove from cooker and shred using two forks. Return shredded beef to cooker and cook in sauce for an additional 30 minutes.
Serve on tortillas with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!

Shared with:
 Ms. enPlace

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  2. Oh, yeah! Making this. Coffee and a big hunk of meat...whoo-hoo! Thanks for linking up, Terry.

  3. I love the seasoning and I am thinking of using it for another meat dish. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. That beef sounds SO flavorful. What a great slow cooker recipe!!

    Missed you this month in the improv. Hope to see you next month for chocolate and marshmallows!!

  5. Love slow cooked food! The braised beef sounds and looks so delicious and flavourful.

  6. Terry - thanks for your links in to Food on Friday. I am getting so hungry reading all of them!


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