Cowboy Chuck Roast With Onion Gravy

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

For a family pleasing dinner in cooler weather serve this yummy pot roast with mashed potatoes, your favorite veg and hot rolls.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim fat from beef. Season beef on all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. In a 5-quart Dutch oven brown beef on all sides in hot oil.
  3. Remove beef from Dutch oven and set aside.
  4. In same Dutch oven cook onions over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or just until edges begin to brown.
  5. Stir in garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  6. Place beef on onion mixture.
  7. Add coffee, tomatoes, and mole sauce.
  8. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beef is tender.
Most Helpful

This roast came out being pretty amazing- way better than I thought I was capable of making. The gravy was the star, for sure. Instead of mole sauce, I used adobo sauce and some cocoa powder. The coffee gives the gravy an unbelievably deep, meaty flavor. I added diced potatoes and carrots to the pot during the last hour of cooking for a complete one-pot meal.

rpgaymer March 12, 2014

Delicious! This roast turned out very flavorful and tender. We loved it. I will make again. Thanks for sharing!

Lainey6605 September 13, 2011

I cooked mine for 3 hours to get my meat nice and tender, and it was delicious. I wasn't sure about the mole sauce...what I found was concentrated, so I guessed on the amount. This was such a nice change from my regular post roast with potatoes, carrots, and celery. I really enjoyed the gravy, and the meat was fork tender. Thanks for sharing!

breezermom October 02, 2011