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Savory Pot Roast with Java Au Jus

Prep Time:20 min
Cook Time:2 hrs 30 min
Yield: 4-6


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 teaspoons Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 4 to 5 pounds beef chuck-eye roast
  • 1 cup brewed Folgers Classic Roast® Coffee
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet onion soup mix
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (8 oz.) package sliced white or portabello mushrooms



  2. 1.
    HEAT oven to 350° F. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Pat roast dry with paper towels. Season generously with salt and pepper. Brown roast on all sides.

  3. 2.
    COMBINE coffee, onion soup mix, balsamic vinegar, corn starch, garlic powder, thyme and bay leaves in a medium mixing bowl. Pour coffee mixture over meat; cover pan. Roast 30 minutes per pound, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until firm but tender, turning meat every hour. Add mushrooms to gravy during last hour of roasting.

  4. 3.
    DISCARD bay leaves. Skim fat from gravy, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve roast with gravy.


  6. 1.
    COAT inside of slow cooker with no-stick spray. Follow directions in steps 1 and 2 placing roast into slow cooker for 5 to 6 hours on HIGH or about 8 hours on LOW, until meat is fork tender. Follow step 3 to complete recipe.


Serving Size (1/4 of recipe), Calories 650 (Calories from Fat 200), Total Fat 23g (Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 280mg, Sodium 590mg, Total Carbohydrate 11g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g), Protein 96g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 6%, Iron 50%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Savory Pot Roast with Java Au Jus 4.5 5 151 202
I love a great Pot Roast like this one. The ingredients are very easy to find and make a great recipe I share with family and friends. April 8, 2013
Great recipe! Was anxious to try this one! We really liked the taste. Will be making this again. April 8, 2013
unique flavor the coffee added a very unique flavor to the roast. April 8, 2013
Coffee adds flavor I cook pot roasts often and look for new ideas although good, basic pot roast can make a satisfying meal. The cup of coffee adds a new layer of flavor for me. Look forward to doing this again. April 7, 2013
My family liked it very much! Very good flavor and moist, my family really enjoyed it! April 7, 2013
Good and Easy This was very easy to make and everyone loved it. Will make again. April 7, 2013
Great flavor Used the crock pot and the recipe couldn't have been easier. Loved the gravy over mashed potatoes and next time will try it with rice. A winner. April 7, 2013
Really delicious My grandmother always used Crisco to make this dish as well as others. Love the Java Au Jus. It makes the dish! I will do this again. April 7, 2013
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