Beer-Braised Pot Roast

Pot roast is one of my family’s favorite meals.  It’s so easy to put everything in the slow cooker and have a complete meal that the entire family enjoys.  I’ve got a usual go-to recipe for pot roast here but ran across a recipe for one that looked good so I thought I’d modify it a little and give it a shot.  It was hard to sell the family on the idea of a different recipe but once they smelled this one, they were eager to try it.  And the taste was every bit as good as the smell!  This one takes a little more effort to brown the meat, but it’s well-worth it.

Beer-Braised Pot Roast


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 lbs boneless shoulder pot roast
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups water
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 onions, sliced
1 12-oz bag baby carrots
1 12-oz bottle stout beer
1 teaspoon thyme


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper.
Brown on all sides, turning occasionally.
Remove from skillet.
Add water to pan, stirring to loosen browned bits; set aside.
Place garlic, onions, and carrots in slow cooker.
Place browned roast over vegetables.
Pour beer and water over roast and sprinkle with thyme.
Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or until tender.

Does your family like pot roast?  What are your favorite veggies to add?

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