Easy Beef Roast with Brandy Sauce

Easy Beef Roast with Brandy Sauce

This Easy Beef Roast with Brandy Sauce is a slow cooker roast recipe that's sure to come out tender, juicy, and flavorful. Fresh spices, blended with brandy, coffee, brown sugar, and more give this roast an aromatic flavor. This roast cooks all day on LOW, so you can prep it and go. You'll come home to a delicious and savory meal. Your family will love this slow cooker roast beef recipe so much, they'll ask for it every week!

Chilling Time10 min

Slow Cooker Time LOW6 hr


  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 pounds 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 dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice


  1. Combine allspice, salt, pepper and cloves in a small bowl.

  2. Rub spice mixture all over the roast.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet and sear roast on all sides.

  4. While roast is browning, combine brandy, broth and coffee.

  5. Reserve 1/2 cup of the broth mixture and set aside.

  6. Add garlic and bay leaves to the remaining broth mixture.

  7. Remove roast from skillet and place in the slow cooker.

  8. Remove excess oil from skillet and return to stove.

  9. Add the broth/garlic mixture to the skillet.

  10. Heat to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.

  11. Pour heated mixture over the roast in the slow cooker.

  12. 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.

  13. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours.

  14. Remove roast and tent with foil for 10 minutes before slicing.

  15. Remove bay leaves and spoon sauce over beef.

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Can I use lemon juice if I don't have lime juice? I would hate to run to the store just for a lime, but I guess I can if it is that important to the dish. I like that you use the brewed coffee to give the dish a richer, more hearty flavor.

This looks and sounds so delicious but I've always wondered, why do people add brandy or any other alcohol in their meat dishes? Usually if a meal has alcohol in it, I avoid it like the plague because for some odd reason I seem to think it's going to taste like alcohol...and I've never been into the drinking alcohol with my meals trend.


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