Maryâ€™s Roast Beef
Prep: 20 min Cook: 7 hours 5 min
1 (3-lb) sirloin roast cut in half
2T vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup brewed coffee
Â¾ cup water, divided
1 beef bouillon cube
2 tsp dried basil
Â½ tsp coarsely ground pepper
All purpose flour
Garnish: fresh oregano sprig
Brown all sides of roast on med/high heat in hot oil in a large skillet 5 min each side.
Place roast in a slow cooker. Add onion and garlic to skillet and sautÃ© 2 min or until tender. Stir in coffee, Â½ cup water, bouillon cube and next three ingredients until blended.
Transfer to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6 to 7 hours, or until tender.
Transfer roast to a serving dish.
Measure drippings and return to slow cooker. For every cup of drippings, add 1T flour to the remaining Â¼ cup of water. Whisk to blend. Whisk into the drippings.