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


  • 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


  • 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.