Roast Beef and Gravy

You will need: Salt, black pepper, 2 medium sized onions, garlic, olive oil, onion powder, an eye round cut of beef, butter, flour


  • Drizzle some olive oil onto the meat
  • Season it with black pepper, salt, and some onion powder
  • Massage the meat all around with the seasonings
  • Finally chop two medium onions and 10 garlic cloves
  • Heat 3 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan
  • Transfer the meat to the pan and syrup on all sides, are use a heavy bottom pan with a lid when making roast beef
  • Now add the onion and garlic to the pan
  • Cook onion and garlic until fragrant
  • Season with onion and garlic with salt and black pepper
  • Flip the meat to the other side
  • Spread some of the sautéed onion and garlic on top and on the sides
  • Add hot water on both sides of the meat
  • The meat should be covered just halfway with water. Not totally submerged in it. We are roasting the meat, not boiling it!
  • Cover the pan, lower the heat to medium low and cook stove top for 20 minutes, while preheating the oven to 350°F
  • Remove lid after 10 minutes and drizzle the top of the roast with some of the liquid in the pan, do this twice
  • After 20 minutes, place the pan covered on the oven’s middle rack
  • Cook covered for 1 1/2 hours, turning the roast around every 20 minutes and adding hot water as needed
  • Once out of the oven, wait until the roast is at room temperature, then slice it using a very sharp serrated or electric knife
  • Arrange the sliced meat on your serving platter
  • Take all the sauce left in the pan after cooking the roast beef and purée it using a regular or hand blender
  • Now let’s make the gravy in a small sauce pan melt 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Add 2 tablespoons of flour
  • Cook the flower until fragrant and light golden in color
  • Gradually add the room temperature puréed meat sauce to the cooked flour, stirring well after each addition to avoid having flour lumps in the gravy
  • After adding all the meat sauce, if the gravy is too thick add beef stock until you reach the desired thickness
  • I also added 1/3 cup of cream this is optional
  • Arrange the sliced meat on your serving platter and drizzle some gravy onto it
  • Enjoy!

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