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Slow Cooker Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast is dusted with a delicious spice mixture, then cooked slowly so it's fall-apart tender. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Slow Cooker Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast Recipe

Slow Cooker Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast is dusted with a delicious spice mixture, then cooked slowly so it's fall-apart tender.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Beef, Crock Pot, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 316 kcal

Ingredients

For the Mocha Rub (you will have extra)

  • 2 tbsp finely ground coffee beans
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Aleppo pepper or sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For the Roast

  • 2 lb beef roast I used grass-fed chuck
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 an onion chopped
  • 6 dried figs chopped
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Prepare the mocha rub by mixing together the finely ground coffee, smoked paprika, black pepper, cocoa powder, Aleppo pepper (sub: sweet paprika), chili powder, ground ginger and salt in a small bowl. You won’t use the entire batch if you’re making a 2-pound roast. It stores well in an airtight container.
  2. Pat the beef roast dry with a paper towel. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons of the mocha rub mixture over the roast and rub it in well with your hands.
  3. Combine the brewed coffee, beef broth, onion, figs, and balsamic vinegar in a blender. Puree until liquified.
  4. Pour the liquid into the crock pot and place the roast gently on top.
  5. Cook for 5 to 6 hours on low.
  6. Remove the meat and shred with two forks. You can then boil the liquid until it reduces and thickens or simply serve as is. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

For an Instant Pot adaptation, click here.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 677mg28%
Potassium 701mg20%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1400IU28%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.