Sunday Roast Beef

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 (5 1/2-pound) boneless rump roast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, cut into 3 slices
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
3 tablespoons olive oil
7 cups water, divided
1/2 cup sweet pickle juice
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder


Rub roast with salt and pepper. Cut three slits in roast; insert garlic slices. Coat roast with 1/3 cup flour.

Brown roast on all sides in hot oil in a Dutch oven.

Stir together 6 cups water and next 5 ingredients; pour over roast.

Bake, covered, at 350° for 5 hours or until tender.

Remove roast from Dutch oven; keep warm. Whisk together remaining 1 cup flour and remaining 1 cup water. Whisk flour mixture into drippings; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Serve gravy with roast.

December 1999
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