Coffee-Braised Pot Roast


Instant espresso powder, crushed pineapple, crushed red pepper and more bring sweet heat to this pot roast and sweet potato dinner.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs


  • 3 - 3 ½ pound beef chuck pot roast

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced

  • 1 green sweet pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¾ cup beef broth

  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple (juice-pack)

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso or French roast coffee powder

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • 2 pound sweet potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • Crushed red pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Trim fat from meat. Rub meat with salt and black pepper. In a 6-quart Dutch oven brown roast on all sides in hot oil over medium-high heat. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Add onion, sweet pepper, and garlic to Dutch oven. Cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes or until onion and garlic are tender and starting to brown. Return roast to Dutch oven. Add broth, pineapple, espresso powder, the 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, and allspice. Bring to boiling.

  3. Bake, covered, for 1 3/4 hours. Add potatoes. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes to 1 hour more or until meat and vegetables are tender.

  4. Transfer meat and vegetables to a platter; cover to keep warm. Bring liquid in Dutch oven to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve sauce with meat and potatoes. If desired, sprinkle with additional crushed red pepper.

    Coffee Braised Pot Roast
    Andy Lyons

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
9g Fat
24g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 539mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 16.2mg 81%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 937mg 20%
Folate, total 35.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 3.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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