Total Time
2hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Everyone loves slices of this fork-tender roast beef and its savory gravy. This well-seasoned roast is Mom's specialty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven; brown roast on all sides. Add onion and cook until transparent. Add coffee, 3/4 cup water, bouillon, basil, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and simmer for 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into pan juices.
  4. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  5. Remove roast and slice. Pass the gravy.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very good, made excellent gravy. A little overpowering with the spices, I might scale them down a bit next time. Otherwise great recipe.

5 5

This roast was just delicious! So moist and tender, and oh that yummy gravy! Easy to make too and the whole house smells yummy while it's cooking. My family (+ a couple of friends) couldn't wait to tear into this and there is not a scrap left. Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2008

5 5

This was wounderful! I had alway's made my roasts in my crockpot to keep them moist so this method of cooking a roast was new to me but it turned out great and in fact it was even more moist then when I cook them in my crockpot!! This was full of flavor too. My whole family loved this. I followed the recipe exactly as it is written and wouldn't change anything. This is a recipe I will definately make over and over again!! Thank's for sharing! Made for spring PAC '07.