Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

What do you do with that last cup of coffee in the coffee pot? Use it to make this roast for dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown roast on all sides in a Dutch oven.
  2. Add onion and cook until transparent.
  3. Add coffee, 3/4 cup water, bouillon, basil, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and simmer for 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  5. Combine flour and remaining water in a bowl stir as you add some of the liquid from the pan.
  6. Now pour this mixture into pan; cook and stir until thick.
  7. Slice and serve.
Most Helpful

Delicious! The aroma while this was cooking made our mouths water. We enjoyed a lovely roast dinner with a very tasty gravy to boot! So easy to make, the herbs and the coffee added gave the gravy a unique flavour. Thanks for posting.

Evie* September 15, 2002

Love the way this turned out! My family couldn't guess there was black coffee in it! I sliced the roast and poured the gravy over it. At 55 I'm still learning!

5Jean5 April 13, 2003

I made this per the instructions, with only one exception: I used ONLY the roast juices to mix with flour in a separate bowl, then re-added it to the roast. One word: Delicious! I make this dish at least every 2 weeks - if not every week. My husband LOVES it! We had my Mother-in-Law over for the weekend and she raved about it, too. Thanks! Laurie Pearson

Laurie Pearson November 19, 2002