Coffee Sirloin the crock pot and Grilled Steak Sandwiches

For Magazine Monday I have a great coffee sirloin roast which provided us with three meals and I still have some beef left for soup!

This one is from Taste of Home, August 2009 issue, page 52

We like coffee and beef and when I read about this recipe which combines all those good things, I had to try it. It didn't come out quite as rare as we like it...but it was fork tender.

I am more into the simple dinners these days. Here are basic ingredients.....

Recipe is as follows...please note I cut this recipe in half as there are usually only two of us...sometimes Tristan eats with us...sometimes....

Coffee-flavored beef roast
Prep: 35 minutes

Cook: 6 hours on Low


6 medium red potatoes, cut into wedges

6 medium carrots, cut into 1 inch lengths

2 beef sirloin tip roasts (2 to 3 lbs each)

1 tsp salt, divided

½ tsp pepper, divided

1 medium onion, halved and sliced

2 cups whole fresh mushrooms, quartered

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 ½ cups brewed coffee

1 tsp. chili powder

3 Tbsp. cornstarch

¼ cup cold water

Place potatoes and carrots in a large slow cooker. Sprinkle beef with half the salt and pepper. In large skillet, brown beef on all sides, transfer to slow cooker.

In same skillet sauté onion in drippings for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in coffee, chili powder and remaining salt and pepper. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove meat and vegetables to serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to small saucepan. Bring liquid to boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Serve with meat and vegetables.

Bonus lunch....
We had this roast fro two nights and then froze the remainder. After thawing, we chopped the beef up in slivers, sauteed vidella onions and mushrooms, tossed in the beef slivers and made sandwiches. I crumbled Queso blanco into the beef mix after it was heated through. Thought about using cheddar but I'm glad I used this cheese. Quite creamy.

I use horseradish on mine.......

So...we had two huge meals and a great lunch and I still have a bit of beef left to make soup. Good deal....economically sound meal planning and last but not all tasted good!

I am sending this over to Cream Puffs in Venice for her Magazine Monday series and to Deb for her Crockpot Wednesday series.



Julie said...

I've never used coffee in a roast, I'll bet the flavor comes out amazing!

Janel said...

I'm sure the coffee would give the roast a nice, savory flavor. I had to laugh when I saw the queso blanco, I've been munching on some of it myself the last few days. I even made a quesadilla with it for lunch!

Marie said...

That looks very tasty. I do something very similar and it's delicous!

Cathy said...

Damn that looks good! Bookmarked to try this fall

Carla and Michael said...

This recipe sounds great. Love the chili powder and coffee combo. And then, the sandwiches. Love em.

Kim said...

I am all about easy and simple recipes too right now. I also love bringing out the crock pot when the weather gets nice because it allows you to have something tasty and spend time outside. The steak sandwiches are calling my name and I really, really want one;D

Wandering Coyote said...

This sounds like a really tasty combination, actually. Nice job!

I got my butt in gear and posted something for Magazine Monday, too! Woo-hoo!

And I have contractors working on my house for the next month, so I will have people to bake for, too! Woo-hoo again!!!

Lord of Squirrel Head Manor said...

Damn, WC, based on some of your recipes that we have tried here, I'd love to be a contractor at your place!

Velva said...

This is a great weeknight meal. The bonus is that the meat is prepared in the crockpot. What a time saver! Even better you have gotten additional meals too.

I like the idea of adding brewed coffee-that is interesting.

Hope all is well with you.

creampuff said...

You know lately I keep hearing about using coffee in savoury dishes ... this looks AMAZING!!!

Laura in Paris said...

How interesting .. I have never used coffee in a roast, I usually use it for desserts ..

Joanne said...

Coffee and beef play off each other so well. What droolworthy sandwiches!

Pierce said...

Julie - Coffee was a great addition, thank you!

Janel - I really like this queso blanco. I had bought some fro quesadillas and still haven't used it for that!

Marie - I looked at your dish and it's almost the same. Brisket would be great - I will try your version in a few weeks.

Cathy - Let me know when you make it and I hope you had a good birthday!

Carla and Michael - I think the sandwiches were my favorite part.

Kim - C'mon over - I'll make you a steak sandwich! Loking over my Tyler book this afternoon....

WC - Well I see Doug has already echoed my sentiment :-) I saw that you posted for Mag Monday too. I should have numbered the posts like you do.

Velva - Thank you, it's been busy. Seems so little time for a lot of things I want to do/cook/write....

CreamPuff - Crockpot would be great for you if you are super busy. I LOVED that article aboiut Daring Bakers, by the way!

Laura - I love coffee as an add in desserts...yummy.

Debbie said...

Great food. Great photos!

Le laquet said...

Oh sounds great, loving my slow cooker. In fact I think the bonus sandwich sounds as good as the dinner. YUM!

Pierce said...

Thanks Debbie!

Jo - I may have enjoyed the sanwiches the most. I am using the slow cooker again right now...makin' chicken broth.

The Food Hunter said...

sounds delicious

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

This looks and sounds even more awesome than I can imagine from the title!

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