Beer Braised Pot Roast

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Dec. 06, 2011

This recipe is a favorite in our home, and simplify it even more with a CROCK POT cooking option!


Chuck eye roast 4 Pound
Onion 1 Medium , chopped
Baby bella mushrooms 8 Ounce , chopped
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , minced
Roma tomatoes 6 , peeled and chopped
Carrots 4 , peeled and chopped
Bay leaves 2
Chopped fresh thyme 2 Tablespoon
Beer 12 Ounce (Recommended Sam Adams Cheery Wheat)
Reduced sodium beef broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

*Tip: I like to prep all my vegetables before cooking this recipe.

Season the roast with salt and pepper on each side. Then drizzle 2 tbls of olive oil in a large pot over a high heat. Place the meat in the pot and brown the meat for 4 minutes on each side. Take the roast out of the pan and set aside on another plate.

Turn the heat to medium high and toss in the onions and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Then toss in the mushrooms, garlic and carrots, cook for another 2 minutes. Add in the tomatoes and their juices, bay leaves, thyme, beer and beef broth then add back in the roast. Turn heat to a high and bring to a boil then cover the pot and place in the preheated oven for 2 ½ hours.

Take the roast out and shred and place back into the pot. This is served great with mashed potatoes or creamy polenta*. Enjoy!

*Recipe below

***Want to make this recipe even easier? Make it a crock pot meal! Cook the roast, onions, mushrooms, garlic and carrots as directed then place all the ingredients together in a crock pot and cover. Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8=9 hours.

Creamy Polenta

Serves: 4

Prep: 2 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes


1 cup half-n-half

2 cups water

1 bay leaf

2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped

1 tsp of salt and pepper

½ cup corn meal


In a sauce pan combine half-n-half, water, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Add in the corn meal and stir continuously for 15 minutes. If it gets too thick add in more half-n-half or milk.

Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 577Calories from Fat 140

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 364 mg15.17%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 12 g

Protein 76 g152%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet