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Slow Cooker Au Jus Pot Roast

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars
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"I've never found a recipe I really liked for a savory, au jus-style pot roast without mushy veggies and a weird sweetness. So after some experimenting, this is the way I make it every time now. The tomato sauce disappears and will not make a tomato-flavored gravy. Quick and easy. The roast size and cut can vary, and it will still turn out great. Good for those who don't like onions, although they can be added if you like. I love to make homemade mashed potatoes and dill carrot slices for sides. Cook roast on top of sliced onion rings if desired."
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Ingredients

8 h 35 m servings 386
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Rub chuck roast with 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and sprinkle on all sides with steak seasoning.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the roast in the hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer roast to a slow cooker.
  3. Dissolve beef bouillon cube in the coffee and pour the mixture over the roast. Pour tomato sauce over meat and season with oregano; drizzle meat with 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Set cooker to Low and cook until meat is tender, 8 to 10 hours.

Footnotes

  • Partner tip: Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 386 calories; 29 2.8 26.9 103 698 Full nutrition

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Given the broad and varied array of ingredients I expected something different, unusual. Would I taste the coffee? Would it be tomato-y? Would it instead have its own unique flavor? I probabl...

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I will try anything and needed a new pot roast idea. This sounded good. Followed the recipe to the letter. It was just ok. I had made some nice Czech style dumplings to go with the au jus. A was...

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Given the broad and varied array of ingredients I expected something different, unusual. Would I taste the coffee? Would it be tomato-y? Would it instead have its own unique flavor? I probabl...

I made this for company. I doubled the amount of coffee, a mistake, but was OK because we like lots of gravy. I thickened the sauce with cornstarch. I love Montreal Steak seasoning and it's a...

Interesting twist if you are out of other "staples" for making crockpot roast. I also like the fact you can control the amount of sodium (unlike the recipes that use dry seasoning packets such a...

This is really very, very good. I followed the recipe exactly, only I did slice an onion and minced a clove of garlic and put them in the crock pot under the roast. Other than that I followed ...

I will try anything and needed a new pot roast idea. This sounded good. Followed the recipe to the letter. It was just ok. I had made some nice Czech style dumplings to go with the au jus. A was...

I haven't tried this yet, but I will soon...looks delicious! RE: the one star vote. I read the directions and yes, there is a "typo". Not too many of those on this website. I think most of the c...

Fantastic! The only thing I did differently was that I used some frozen pulverized tomatoes that I have from my garden (I am trying to use them up and didn't have a can of tomato sauce.) It work...

Quick, easy, delish! I prefer the Roast Beef and Gravy from this site, but hubs DEVOURED and RAVED about this, so it gets a 5. We served on toast hot beef style to soak up the nice sauce. No,...

Do not let the odd combination of ingredients scare you away from this recipe. I made this for the family tonight, and followed it exactly (although I did add 1/2 an onion and 3 whole cloves of ...