Basil Beef Roast
3 pound boneless chuck roast
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon dried whole basil, crushed
1 small onion, ringed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup hot water
Brown roast on both sides in hot oil in a large Dutch oven.
Sprinkle roast with basil, garlic powder and pepper; top with onion. Add hot water.
Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 1/2 hours or until tender. Remove from pan drippings to serve.