Roast with Gravy


Make pot roast with gravy like you had when you were young with my grandmother's recipe. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables on the side.

close up view of a Roast with Gravy served with green peas and white rice on a plate
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (3 pound) beef sirloin tip roast

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups brewed coffee

  • 2 cups water, divided

  • 2 cubes beef bouillon

  • 6 basil leaves

  • 1 tablespoon salt, plus more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour


  1. Heat oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Sear roast in hot oil until slightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer roast to a plate.

  2. Add onion and garlic to the pot; cook and stir until onion is lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Return roast to the pot; pour coffee and 1 1/2 cup water over top. Add bouillon, basil, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until meat is falling apart, 2 to 3 hours.

  4. Transfer roast to a serving dish and cover with a lid or aluminum foil. Discard basil leaves. Keep broth in the pot over medium heat.

  5. Whisk flour and remaining 1/2 cup water together in a bowl until smooth; slowly whisk into broth until gravy is smooth and somewhat clear. Taste and adjust salt as needed.

  6. Pour about 1/2 of the gravy over roast, and pour the rest into a gravy boat for serving.


If you don't mind straining carrots from the broth, they go well with this and add a nice flavor. Just add them in before you cover the meat. I usually add 1 to 1 1/2 small bags of baby carrots.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
18g Fat
9g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 1152mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 463mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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