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.