Total Time
3hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

I like the hint of chocolate and sweet spices in this roast. It deepens the roasted, beefy flavor. A Woman's Day Silver Spoon Award winner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle meat with mixture of flour and 1/2 teaspoons salt.
  2. In heavy pot pan, brown meat in hot oil.
  3. Remove from pan.
  4. Add onion and garlic to pan and stir until lightly browned.
  5. Add back roast to pan.
  6. Add remaining ingredients to pot except chocolate.
  7. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and, turning meat occasionally, simmer 2 1/2 to 3 hours until tender.
  8. Remove meat and keep warm.
  9. Discard cloves and bay leaf; skim off fat if necessary.
  10. If necessary, add water to pan liquid to make at least 2 cups.
  11. Add chocolate; stir over med.
  12. -highheat until chocolate melts and gravy has thickened.
  13. Add salt to taste.
  14. Serve sauce over thinly sliced meat.


Most Helpful

Excellent. I chanced upon this recipe and after reading Sweetpea's review decided to try this recipe with the combination of seasonings along with the chocolate and sweet spices - and yes five stars all the way just as one would expect from a Woman's Day Silver Spoon Award! Thank you nvermd.

Gerry November 02, 2006

The meat lover at our house says five stars and I know he doesn't have a clue what went into this roast. He just knows he likes it. A nice change from tomato based sauces.

sugarpea August 09, 2004

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