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Caraway Beef Roast

 Caraway Beef Roast
Meet the Cook: It seems there aren't many beef roasts that are both extra-special and extra-easy. This one is, though. There have been many Sundays when I've put it in the oven as we're walking out the door to go to church and had no trouble getting it on the table right around noon. Over the years, many men have requested that I copy the recipe for their wives. "I love the gravy!" they'll sa
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 3 hours


  • 1 boneless beef rump roast or chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Cooked potatoes and carrots, optional


  • In an ovenproof Dutch oven over medium heat, brown roast in oil on
  • all sides; drain.
  • In a small bowl, combine the hot water and bouillon; add the ketchup,
  • onion, Worcestershire sauce, caraway, salt and pepper. Pour over
  • roast. Add bay leaves.
  • Cover and bake at 325° for 3 hours or until tender. Remove roast
  • to serving platter; keep warm.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and cold water until smooth. Stir into

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Caraway Beef Roast (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • pan juices; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until
  • thickened, adding water to thin if necessary. Discard bay leaves.
  • Serve with cooked potatoes and carrots if desired. Yield: 12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 236 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 415 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.