My family gave a thumbs up to this dish. After reading some of the reviews, I thought I'd tone down the coffee by dissolving 1 tsp of Nescafe decaf in 2 cups of water. I also used a chuck roast instead of a rump roast and added about 1/2 lb of fresh quartered mushrooms. I used Amy's Organic Cream of Mushroom Soup. Everything else I left the same. It turned out delicious and there was plenty of gravy for the meat and potatoes. This dish is a keeper.
Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy
Substitute less expensive chuck roast for rump roast, if desired.
Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
- 1 (3 1/2-pound) boneless beef rump roast, trimmed
- 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 cups brewed coffee
- 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons water
- Cut slits in roast, using a sharp knife; push a garlic slice into each slit. Sprinkle roast with salts and pepper; lightly dredge in flour, patting off excess flour.
- Brown roast on all sides in hot oil over medium-high heat in a large Dutch oven. Stir together coffee, soup, and Worcestershire sauce; pour over roast. Top with onion. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 3 hours and 40 minutes or until tender. Transfer roast to a serving platter, reserving drippings in Dutch oven; keep roast warm.
- Combine cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water; stir into drippings. Bring mixture to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Pour gravy over roast.
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