Slow Cooker Roast with Brandy Sauce Recipe

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There’s no denying that my family loves beef, especially a good slow cooker roast. I have to admit that I was a little worried they wouldn’t like this one as the brandy sauce adds a little sweetness to the flavor, and my brood has always been pretty traditional. According to them, savory goes with savory, and sweet with sweet, no combining. Much to my surprise, they all loved this recipe! My husband was the biggest surprise at all, actually taking a second helping and telling me how much he loved it.

Rating: 5
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Slow Cooker Roast with Brandy Sauce Recipe

slow cooked beef -Slow Cooker Roast with Brandy Sauce
Slow Cooker Roast with Brandy Sauce Recipe slow cooked beef
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 pound beef bottom round roast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  1. Combine allspice, salt, pepper and cloves in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture all over the roast.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet and sear roast on all sides.
  3. While roast is browning, combine brandy, broth and coffee. Reserve 1/2 cup of the broth mixture and set aside. Add garlic and bay leaves to the remaining broth mixture.
  4. Remove roast from skillet and place in the slow cooker. Remove excess oil from skillet and return to stove. Add the broth/garlic mixture to the skillet. Heat to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Pour heated mixture over the roast in the slow cooker.
  5. To the reserved 1/2 cup broth mixture, add dark brown sugar and lime juice and stir to combine. Pour over roast in slow cooker.
  6. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours.
  7. Remove roast and tent with foil for ten minutes before slicing. Remove bay leaves and spoon sauce over beef.

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