Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

This Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe is braised in a rich sauce with onions and carrots. After baking for 3 hours, it’s tender and ready to serve! WATCH THE VIDEO!

Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

With this Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe today, I think of Ireland (and cooking for St. Patricks Day), a place that is dear to my husband and my hearts, with fond memories of our visit to Dublin a few years back.

What is beef chuck roast?

Beef Chuck Roast is a thick cut of beef sold as a “7-bone roast” or “chuck roast,” and is usually cooked with liquid as a pot roast.

You can buy a bone-in chuck roast, a more economical cut of beef.

Every cut of meat is always different, so make sure and check to make sure for doneness, but it should be tender when done cooking!

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Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

Our family enjoyed this Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe earlier this week, a simple recipe that only takes a few minutes to prepare. There’s nothing better than a “Sunday roast” cooked with carrots and onions!

Feel free to add in potatoes, too!

EASY Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

What’s the best way to cook a chuck roast?

  1. Brown the meat on all sides; heavily salt and pepper both sides.
  2. Mix water the tomato paste, instant coffee, and chili flakes. Mix well.
  3. In the same frying pan, heat the remaining oil and sauté the garlic for 1-2 minutes, adding the tomato paste mixture. Mix together and cook for a few minutes (will be thick).
  4. Chop the onions, and place in the bottom of a Dutch oven. Place the cooked piece of meat on top.
  5. Spread the paste on top of the meat. Add fresh herbs for additional flavor.
  6. Place the chopped carrots on top of the meat and sauce. Pour the Guinness beer around the meat.
  7. Cover with the lid of the casserole/Dutch oven and simmer very gently on stove (very low heat) until the meat is tender (toward the end of 3-4 hours, *make sure there is enough liquid).
  8. Allow to sit for 20 minutes before serving.

Stovetop Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

Can you cook a chuck roast in a slow cooker?

Cook in the crock pot on HI for 3-4 hours until tender.

Or, readers have written me: “Put in the crock pot on LOW for 6 hours! It was wonderful! The whole family loved it. I strained the juices and reduced them and poured them back over the pot roast and served with mashed potatoes. This is definitely a new favorite!”

How do you cook a chuck roast in the oven?

Put in the oven at 300 degrees F, and walk away (but make sure to check toward the ending of baking or on the stove top, if you need to add more liquid!).

Bake for about 3-4 hours (or until tender). Always check to see if you need to add more stock!

Tasty Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

Remembering Dublin with Guinness Beer

A rich sauce, with lovely espresso and Guinness beer, it truly reminds us of the Irish.

A reality for my husband, with his deep roots, served up on our dinner table, talked about, and shared with our kids.

Back to reality, we find that daily, since we both work from home, it’s important to get out of those same 4 walls we’ve been staring at. We’re not in Dublin (where Paul’s parents immigrated from), even though we hope to visit there again one day, but we’re home here in central Oregon.

The fullness of life is here and now

We drive to the city, put on our snowshoes, walk down by the river, take a hike to the mountains—places that are unfamiliar to us.

It’s all new, the rhythm and sounds, backdrops of blue and white nature. It does something new to our souls, freshens our spirits, and revives our dreams and goals. We find ourselves praying more, with more quiet in our lives.

The impossibles have a lighter spirit of possible, and this is important.

Paul and I have always been big dreamers. When we stare up into the sky (night skies are fabulous here!), it not only makes us think of our mortality, but it makes us dream big.

The fullness of life, the here and now. The closeness with our kids, our church, and our growing community. It makes me take a quick breath, and then a sigh. Thank you God, for today!

The Best Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe
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Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

Bake for 3 hours or until tender. Or, simmer on stove until meat is tender. For crockpot, cook on HI for 3-4 hours. You can substitute the beer with beef broth or non-alcoholic beer. Or, cook for 6 hours on LOW in the crock pot! "It was wonderful! The whole family loved it. I strained the juices and reduced them and poured them back over the pot roast and served with mashed potatoes. This is definitely a new favorite!"--a reader
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 4 -6

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs. beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 large onions coarsely chopped
  • 6 large carrots cut in 1-inch chunks (leave peel on)
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 3 large garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 small can tomato paste dissolved in 1 1/2 cups of hot water
  • 2 Tbsp. instant coffee use a good quality
  • 1-2 tsp. chili red pepper flakes optional, depending on how much spice you like
  • 1 can 14 oz. Guinness beer about 2 cups
  • Sprigs of basil or thyme

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. (Or you can also use stove top or crock-pot.)
  • Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a wide frying pan over a high heat. Brown the meat on all sides; heavily salt and pepper both sides.
  • Remove the meat and set aside.
  • In a separate small bowl, add to 1 1/2 cups of hot water the tomato paste, instant coffee, and chili flakes. Mix well.
  • In the same frying pan, heat the remaining oil and sauté the garlic for 1-2 minutes, adding the tomato paste mixture. Mix together and cook for a few minutes (will be thick).
  • Chop the onions, and place in the bottom of a Dutch oven. Place the cooked piece of meat on top. Spread the paste on top of the meat. Add fresh herbs for additional flavor.
  • Place the chopped carrots on top of the meat and sauce. Pour the Guinness beer around the meat.
  • Cover with the lid of the casserole/Dutch oven and simmer very gently on stove (very low heat) until the meat is tender (toward the end of 3-4 hours, *make sure there is enough liquid). OR bake at 300 degrees for about 3-4 hours (or until tender). OR cook in the crock pot on HI for 3-4 hours until tender. *Add more stock if you need to.
  • Allow to sit for 20 minutes before serving.

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I am a huge fan of my Le Creuset Dutch OvenKitchenaid multi-cooker  and Instant Pot. All three are incredibly useful for these kinds of recipes and many more!

More Irish recipes:

St. Patrick’s Day Menu

Irish Pub Salad

Bacon Shredded Pork Tacos + Guinness Floats

Guinness Brownies [Well Plated]

Guinness Beef Stew Recipe [Wears Many Hats]

 

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82 comments on “Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe”

  1. I’m a huge fan of roast and the flavors with this are amazing!

  2. This dinner looks seriously delicious! I love your plating too!

  3. Talk about the best sunday dinner ever!

  4. Oh my! My house full of men will love this!

  5. Comfort food!!! Love this dinner.

  6. Delicious recipe that made a wonderful beef and barley soup with leftovers the next day.

  7. I made this -in a crock pot) last year for our company pot luck and am STILL getting compliments about it!! I didn’t even get to try it myself; my colleagues DEVOURED it. So, I’m making it again now for my brother and his wife who are flying in for a family visit. My apartment smells AMAZING! This recipe is perfection 

  8. I have heard that Guinness Beer isn’t as good in the USA as it is in Ireland. is this true?

  9. Have you had a chance to try this in the Instant Pot???

  10. This was absolute deliciousness! Will definitely make this again. So moist and flavourful!!

  11. I’m trying this with a pork roast! Something different instead of the traditional sauerkraut! I’m cooking in a slow cooker on low. Mashed potatoes and pork gravy on the side. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  12. Hi sorry typing error , can I cook this in instant pot pressure cooker .

  13. Hi Cowan I cook this in instant pot pressure cooker ?? 
    Kind regards Jules 

  14. Have you cooked this in an instapot yet? If so, how long and any special tips? 

  15. Thank you for sharing the recipe. We added Brussel sprouts and served over rice and enjoyed it. Happy we have leftovers for tomorrow.

  16. I replaced carrots with mini potatoes, but otherwise did everything exactly according to the recipe. After 3.5 hours the meat is quite pink (which I dig) and tough (not so much) and the potatoes aren’t cooked. I’m guessing it will need a minimum of 4.5 hours on high.. 

    • Thanks for letting us know! I guess every cut of meat is different, so always check for doneness (we like a little pink and tender, too!) :)

  17. Do Not cook in Crock pot. It will not be as nice of a flavor. Tried it on the stove and the in the crock pit. And it was not as well flavored. 

  18. What can I add in the end if there isn’t enough liquid . More beer or water ? 

  19. House smells great 25 minutes to go and 20 to rest. I added potatoes & snap peas to mine, left out the pepper flakes cause hubby doesn’t care for that flavor cannot wait to taste this hearty dish!@

  20. Hi. I do not drink beer, i am just wondering what it taste like. I would really like to try this, just scared about the beer. Thanks.

  21. Making this for dinner tonight, excited to try it!

  22. Thanks for the recipe Sandy. Sorry there so many mutants out there with ridiculous questions. I just followed the recipe and it’s on the stove top in a Dutch oven for 3 more hours. House smells great too. Will let you know how it came out. 

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