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Cappuccino Pot Roast

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 30 mins Cook 9 hrs to 10 hrs  (Low) Stand 10 mins
Cappuccino Pot Roast
Ingredients
  • 1 3  pound  beef chuck roast
  • 1  pound  small whole carrots, cut in 2 inch pieces (halve any large)
  • 8  ounces  boiling onions, peeled and halved, or 1 large onion cut in thin wedges
  • 4  cloves  garlic, halved
  • 2  jalapeno peppers*, seeded and sliced
  • 1  cup  strong brewed coffee
  • 1 1 1/2 ounce  beef stew seasoning mix
  • 2  tablespoons  balsamic vinegar
  • 2  cubes  chipotle bouillon cubes, crumbled; or 2 beef bouillon cubes, crumbled with 1/2 tsp. ground chipotle chile
  • 1  bay leaf
  • 1 8  ounce container  dairy sour cream
  • 1  recipe  Gremolata (recipe below)
Directions

1. Trim fat from roast; sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper on meat. Set aside.

2. In 6-quart slow cooker combine carrots, onions, garlic and jalapeno peppers. Place roast on top of vegetables.

3. In medium bowl combine coffee, seasoning mix, balsamic vinegar, bouillon, and bay leaf. Pour over roast in cooker.

4. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 9 to 10 hours.

5. Transfer roast to cutting board; cover and let rest 10 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to serving dishes (remove and discard bay leaf); cut up meat and add to bowls. Using a wire mesh strainer, strain sauce, reserving 2 cups. Place sour cream in a medium bowl; whisk in the 2 cups sauce. Spoon some sauce on beef; pass remaining. Sprinkle with Germolata. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen*Note:
  • Because hot chile peppers, such as jealapenos, can burn skin and eyes, wear plastic or rubber gloves when handling them. If using bare hands, wash well with soap and water immediately after.
Gremolata
Ingredients
  • 1/4  cup  snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1  tablespoon  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
Directions

1. In a small bowl combine parsley, lemon peel, and garlic.

Nutrition Facts (Cappuccino Pot Roast)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 530,
  • Fat, total (g) 36,
  • chol. (mg) 127,
  • sat. fat (g) 16,
  • carb. (g) 13,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 15,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 34,
  • vit. A (IU) 96,
  • vit. C (mg) 11,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 8,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 40,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 1084,
  • Potassium (mg) 808,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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