Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe is braised in a rich sauce with onions and carrots. Optional to cook in the slow cooker!

serving of Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast

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.

Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

Do you have to use beer? Can you cook this beef chuck roast in the slow cooker? Keep reading for both the answers. But for now, serve this for St. Patrick’s Day with this Irish Pub Salad! Or if you love Guinness, try these Guinness Beer in this Irish Guinness Cupcakes or this Guinness Beer Cheese Dip with homemade pretzels!

What is Guinness 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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Beef Chuck Roast with Guinness beer

Our family has enjoyed this recipe for years, a simple one 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! Here’s another recipe to try with NO beer: Irish Beef Lamb Stew Recipe.

ingredients for Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast

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.
  9. OPTIONAL TO MAKE on stovetop, in the oven, or slow cooker (see actual recipe).

Stovetop Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast with onions

Can you cook a chuck roast in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can cook a chuck roast in a slow cooker!

Or, one reader writes: “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!

making Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe with carrots

More Irish recipes:

St. Patrick’s Day Menu

Guinness Brownies [Well Plated]

Irish Barmbrack Bread Recipe

Colcannon Irish Potatoes with Bacon

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Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

SLOW COOKER: Put in the crock pot on LOW for 6 hours! Strain the juices and reduce them and pour back over the pot roast; serve with mashed potatoes.
You can substitute the beer with beef broth or non-alcoholic beer.

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.

Stovetop:

  • Cover with the lid of the casserole/Dutch oven and simmer very gently on stovetop (very low heat) until the meat is tender (toward the end of 3-4 hours + make sure there is enough liquid)

Oven:

  • 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.

Slow Cooker:

  • Put in the crock pot on LOW for 6 hours.
  • Allow to sit for 20 minutes before serving. Strain the juices and reduce them and pour back over the pot roast; serve with mashed potatoes.

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Notes

Originally posted JAN 2017
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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!

a bowl of Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast with carrots

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