Slow cooker beer-braised pot roast recipe

slow cooker beer braised pot roast recipe- All that's Jas

slow cooker beer braised pot roast recipe - All that's Jas

This slow cooker beer-braised pot roast recipe makes this dish the king of comfort food.

Slow cooker beer-braised pot roast

Last night was bitter cold and husband got called to investigate a fire, which took him a good four hours. He was barely back in bed when it was time go to work again, poor guy.

One thing I can do to help him:

When he is on call I cook more substantial meals like this beer-braised pot roast. Using a slow cooker frees up some extra time for me, and cooking the meat slow and long results in a flavorful and tender roast. It’s a win-win.

Lucky for him, he’s on call only every third week. Anyhow, I bought a big chunk of meat so that we have plenty of leftovers. I seared the roast and placed it in a slow cooker. It just needed the beer.

Guess what?

There was one beer bottle left and it wasn’t the stout beer I needed. It was root beer flavored beer my husband was gifted. I REALLY hate root beer and even beer with root beer flavor tastes as strange as it sounds.

We can’t buy alcohol on Sundays in Indiana, but by golly, this pot roast was going to be beer braised! So, in it went.

I can assure you one thing:

This recipe for slow cooker beer-braised pot roast was the best I’ve ever had. And it was so good we barely had leftovers. I served it with my best mashed potatoes and veggies.

How do you cook your pot roast? I used to add canned mushroom and French onion soups like in this oooold recipe, and it’s really tasty, but my preferences have changed since then to healthier choices. What about you? Do you have a secret ingredient that makes your pot roast special? Let me know in the comments.

Slow cooker beer-braised pot roast recipe

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slow cooker beer braised pot roast recipe - All that's Jas

Ingredients:
Serves 6

  • 3 pounds beef roast such as chuck
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 bottle (12oz) stout beer (or root beer flavored beer if you can find it)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch (corn flour for my European friends)

 

Directions:

  1. Season the roast with salt, pepper, and thyme. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the meat in the skillet and sear it on all sides until it’s brown all over. Transfer the meat to a slow cooker.
  2. Add onions, garlic, thyme, broth, and beer. Turn on high and cook, covered, for 3 hours.
  3. Remove the lid and add carrots and cornstarch mixed with meat juices into a paste (prevents from clumping up). Cook on low for another hour or longer, depending on your slow cooker. The roast is ready when it’s fall-apart tender.

slow cooker beer braised pot roast recipe - All that's Jas

slow cooker beer braised pot roast recipe - All that's Jas

5 from 8 votes
Slow cooker beer-braised pot roast
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 20 mins
 
This slow cooker beer-braised pot roast recipe makes this dish the king of comfort food.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 6
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds beef roast such as chuck
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 bottle 12oz stout beer (or root beer flavored beer if you can find it)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch corn flour for my European friends
Instructions
  1. Season the roast with salt, pepper, and thyme. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the meat in the skillet and sear it on all sides until it's brown all over. Transfer the meat to a slow cooker.
  2. Add onions, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, broth, and beer. Turn on high and cook, covered, for 3 hours. 
  3. Remove the lid and add carrots and cornstarch mixed with meat juices into a paste (prevents from clumping up). Cook on low for another hour or longer, depending on your slow cooker. The roast is ready when it's fall-apart tender.

Recipe Notes

I prefer my potatoes cooked separate but you can add 4 cups of chopped potatoes to the slow cooker at the same time as carrots.

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54 Comment

  1. Reply
    Deena
    February 7, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Seriously making me salivate this morning!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 7, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      Haha, that’s how I feel most mornings because I wake up starving πŸ˜€ Thanks for dropping me a line, Deena!

  2. Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    February 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Your pot roast looks so juicy and tender…and who would have thought about that beer making it so good.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 7, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      I know, right? One of those lucky coincidences.

  3. Reply
    Carlee
    February 7, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Sometimes those “this will just have to work” moments are the best ones! I am glad it turned out so well, it looks delicious!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 7, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      That is for sure, Carlee! Those moments are the best πŸ™‚

  4. Reply
    Katrin
    February 11, 2017 at 1:55 am

    I love the slow cooker! Last time i made beef in it though it turned out really dry, but looking at your pics, I didn’t have it fully covered in liquid….that might have been the reason?? no idea! I’d love to give it a second chance though with this delicious recipe of yours!!! Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 11, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Katrin, yes, you have to submerge it in liquids or keep turning as it cooks so that the top doesn’t dry out. Hope you’ll have more luck next time. Wishing you a lovely weekend as well!

  5. Reply
    Miz Helen
    February 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    We will just love the flavors of this pot roast! Happy Valentine Day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks, Miz Helen!

  6. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    February 15, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Oh this sounds good!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 15, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you, Helen! Hope your week is going great!

  7. Reply
    Theresa @DearCreatives
    February 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Looks so good Jas! I need to make this soon. Pinned & shared.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 16, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Very kind of you, Theresa! Thank you πŸ™‚

  8. Reply
    Miz Helen
    February 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday! Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and a great week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 20, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Whoo-hoo! Thank you so much, Miz Helen! You made my day πŸ˜€

  9. Reply
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
    February 21, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    I can’t wait for winter to come to Australia so I can try this recipe it looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link Party. I’ve pinned and shared.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 22, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you, Sue! I can’t wrap my head around the fact that you have winter in July, lol. Thanks for stopping in πŸ˜€

  10. Reply
    Alcoline
    August 2, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Jas, the beef roast looks mouth-watering and the photos that you took are amazing. I’ll definitely try them out along with my wife. Thanks for sharing such an amazing recipe!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 3, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Thank you!

  11. Reply
    Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    January 28, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Pinned. My husband refuses to have traditional pot roast (like the kind grandma used to make due to the β€œmushy” vegetables) but I’ll have to try this. Visiting from Happiness Is Homemade.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 28, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      I’m with your husband, Victoria! I usually make vegetables separate (except the onions and garlic if using). Thanks for visiting!

  12. Reply
    Carol
    January 28, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Sounds so tasty!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 28, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you, Carol!

  13. Reply
    Lisa
    January 30, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Great recipe for slow cooker pot roast. I have to confess that root beer flavored beer sounds revolting but if it worked, it works!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 30, 2018 at 8:41 am

      Hi, Lisa! Trust me it works and I even HATE root beer flavor. It just gives the roast a little deeper taste. πŸ™‚

  14. Reply
    Jess
    January 30, 2018 at 9:54 am

    YUMMY! I bet this is great on a cold winter day!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 30, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Will do! Thank you!

  15. Reply
    Jann Olson
    February 1, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    I bet this is so moist and juicy. It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      It sure is. Thanks for visiting, Jann!

  16. Reply
    Life Diet Health
    February 2, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Jas this looks like a truly winter warming recipe. I can’t say I’ve ever cooked a pot roast but I know my sister would love this recipe. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday – don’t forget to add your links so everyone can see where you’re partying this weekend!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      There is always a first for everything! You should try it :). Thanks for visiting!

  17. Reply
    Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
    February 2, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Nothing hits the spot like a pot roast braised in beer…accompanied by a tall, frosty glass of the same. I just love beer as a braising liquid. Your pot roast comes out so tender and lusciousβ€”and I love the addition of the sliced corn cobs in your photos!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you, Michelle! Beer gives food such a delicious, deep flavor.

  18. Reply
    Lydia from Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen
    February 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    That looks like the type of pot roast we’d love! It was always a favorite meal growing up.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks, Lydia! It’s so flavorful.

  19. Reply
    Leslie
    February 2, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Jas, you and I finally found a place to disagree…because I definitely have a soft spot for root beer. And LOVE Not Your Father’s Root Beer. But only every now and then. I bet it gives the pot roast an incredible flavor. Added to the Pinterest queue!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      Haha, dang! That’s one of the American things I can’t acquire the taste for. Another one is for the A1 sauce. Gross, LOL.

  20. Reply
    Mary
    February 2, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Jas, just reading the ingredient list is making me hungry. This is definitely something I would enjoy eating.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      It’s good food for those cold winter days for sure, Mary!

  21. This is a great twist on an old favorite. Love the beer addition. Can’t wait to give this recipe to my husband who is the cook around here.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Lucky you to have a cook! Hope he gives it a try. πŸ™‚

  22. Reply
    Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
    February 3, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I love slow cooker recipes! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      Glad you like it!

  23. I love a crockpot recipe, especially one where there are pot roast and beer involved! Lip-smacking!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Haha, “lip-smacking”. I like that expression. Thanks, Colleen!

  24. Reply
    laura
    February 3, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Pinned! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy-we appreciate you!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks bunches, Laura!

  25. Reply
    Grammy Dee | Grammy's Grid
    February 4, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Pot roast is one of my favs! Thank you Jas for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 24! I shared your post on Fb, G+, Pn, and Tw β™₯

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 5, 2018 at 8:38 am

      Thank you, Dee! Hope your weekend was fabulous!

  26. Reply
    Miz Helen
    February 6, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Your Pot Roast is awesome and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 6, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Much appreciated!

  27. Reply
    Theresa
    February 7, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Your recipe looks so good. I have been on the hunt for a good pot roast recipe. Thanks for sharing this at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & Sharing

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 7, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Thank you much, Theresa! πŸ™‚

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