Coffee Stout and Sriracha Roast Beef

Coffee Stout and Sriracha Roast Beef Tacos cooked in the slow cooker. Served with Corn Tortillas, Cabbage, Carrots, Cilantro, and Sriracha Sauce. Great meal for feeding a large group of people. 

Coffee Stout and Sriracha Roast Beef Taco

I have a rule. Actually, it’s not really a rule. More like something I don’t like to do. I don’t make new recipes for people I’ve never met. I’ll change up a recipe I’ve already made before, but I don’t usually come up with something out of thin air for newbies. I get self-conscious when I cook for people. I don’t want someone to meet me for the first time and think I’m a horrible cook.

I COMPLETELY broke that rule Tuesday, though. Huck invite his new mountain bike buddies over for dinner. {Apparently, he didn’t like riding with me. He probably thought I was going to end up in a body cast!} David and his wife just got back from a road trip across the western part of the country and picked up a bunch of beer along the way, so everyone met at our house for dinner and a bottle share.

Coffee Stout and Sriracha Roast Beef Taco

So, Tuesday I cooked a completely new meal for 6 completely new people. Three guys Huck rides with and their wives. 6 people I’ve never met before and here I was cooking something I didn’t know would be good or not. I was a little nervous! I had a feeling this meal was going to be awesome, though. We tried the sauce before adding it to the beer. Around  6, I sampled a piece of the beef from the slow cooker and with one bite, I knew I had nothing to fear.

I got the idea for Coffee Stout and Sriracha Roast Beef when I was walking through the meat section at the grocery store and seen Beef Roast BOGO. I was looking for something to make with Sriracha, my new favorite hot sauce. Originally, I wanted to make this with an Espresso Stout. After a trip to Total Wine, I was reminded we live in South Florida, and just because you want a certain beer, and know it exist, doesn’t mean you’re going to find it! {Like Beer Camp! But that’s a whole other blog post!}

Coffee Stout and Sriracha Roast Beef Taco

Huck suggested we try a Coffee Stout by Coronado Brewing CompanyBlue Bridge Coffee Stout to be exact. This dry stout is brewed with Café Moto Dark Roast Coffee. I wanted a dry stout with good coffee flavor and this one hit the spot. It comes in a 22oz bottle, so we set aside the ½ cup I needed for my recipe and enjoyed the rest.

{Side note: Coronado Brewing Company and Cigar City are partnering up for a craft beer cruise in March of next year. The 7 night cruise is a beer/foodies’ dream vacation! The owner of CCB and one of the brewers from CBC will both be on the cruise and have different beer and food pairs, beer excursions, and beer tastings planned during the cruise. The awesome part, if you book before August 31st, you get a drink package upgrade for free! All you can drink beer, soda, wine, and cocktails for 7 days! I’d book the trip today if it was a 3-4 night cruise. 7 days is a LONG time on a boat.}

Coffee Stout and Sriracha Roast Beef Taco

I setup a taco bar so everyone could make their own with shredded carrots and cabbage, cilantro, onions, and Sriracha. I also found these awesome “Home Style” corn tortillas at the grocery store. They remind me of homemade tortillas I use to get at one of my favorite taco places back in Georgia. I don’t remember the brand, though.

Now that you know what you’re making for dinner tomorrow, I’m going to say goodbye. I have a bunch of work to do today, and I need to work a my post for Monday. Coffee Stout Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting… I can physically feel my pants getting smaller with each one I have, but I can’t stop myself!

Can’t find Blue Bridge Coffee Stout, try one of these dry coffee stouts:

Coffee Stout and Sriracha Roast Beef

Serves 8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 4 hours
Total time 4 hours, 10 minutes
Coffee Stout and Sriracha Roast Beef Tacos cooked in the slow cooker. Served with Corn Tortillas, Cabbage, Carrots, Cilantro, and Sriracha Sauce. Great meal for feeding a large group of people.

Ingredients

  • 3-4lb Beef Roast (Excess fat removed)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (Smashed)
  • 1/2 cup Coffee Stout
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1/2 cup Beef Stock (Low Sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions

Place Beef in a large bowl or large Ziploc bag. In a separate bowl, mix together Beer, Sriracha, Beef Stock, Garlic, Onion Powder, Salt and Pepper. Add mixture to Beef and marinate overnight.
Add Beef and Marinade to slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
Once meat is cooked, add the liquid to a small stock pot, and cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. {I left the beef in the slow cooker on the warm setting while the sauce was reducing.} Shred the beef and pour 1/4 to 1/2 of the reduced sauce over the meat.

Comments

  1. says

    I have the same rule, and have broken it (with equal success) on more than one occasion. Glad it turned out- looks yummy! Can’t go wrong with tacos!

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