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

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

r2thepowerof3 February 21, 2010

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

loof September 24, 2008

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.

MTpockets May 02, 2007