Slow Cooker Guinness Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Guinness Pot Roast Recipe– the BEST pot roast EVER! Chuck roast, Guinness beer, brown gravy mix, Italian dressing mix, tomato paste, carrots, and potatoes. Put everything in the slow cooker and let it cook all day. Serve over mashed potatoes, grits, or rice. PERFECT for St. Patrick’s Day!!

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Guinness Pot Roast for St. Patrick’s Day

If you are looking for a good pot roast recipe, look no further. This Slow Cooker Guinness Pot Roast is the best of the best. Tender beef simmered all day in Guinness beer, brown gravy, Italian dressing mix, carrots, and potatoes. Comfort food at its best. This is effortless to make – simply toss everything in the slow cooker and let it do the work for you! This roast is super tender and packed full of amazing flavors! This is the perfect meal for any upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Serve this delicious dinner with a cold Guinness and you are set!

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How to Make Slow Cooker Guinness Pot Roast

This beef roast is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Place the beef chuck roast in the skillet and sear roast on all sides until it starts to brown. Place the roast in the bottom of the crock pot. Add brown gravy mix, Italian dressing mix, Guinness stout beer, tomato paste, diced potatoes, and carrot chunks. Cover and cook on LOW heat for 8 to 10 hours. Transfer the roast to a cutting board and shred with two forks. Return the shredded beef to the slow cooker and stir. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind cut of meat do you use for pot roast? The most popular cut to use is a Chuck roast. You can also use a blade roast or rump roast.
  • Do I need to pan-sear the meat before adding it to the slow cooker? Searing or browning the meat is not necessary. To brown the roast, heat vegetable oil or olive oil in a large skillet. Sear a boneless beef chuck roast for a few minutes on each side. Place meat in the crockpot. Use a little beef broth to deglaze the skillet and scrape up the brown bits from the pan. Add the browned bits to the slow cooker. Those browned bits are flavor gold!
  • Does pot roast get more tender the longer it cooks? Yes! Tougher cuts of meat like chuck roast, brisket, or round roast all contain connective tissues that will slowly break down into rich collagen as they cook in the crockpot. Collagen takes time to break down. Using the slow cooking method to cook pot roast results in a tender, melt-in-your-mouth, fall-apart beef.
  • Do NOT make the Italian dressing or the gravy. You are only using the seasoning packet.
  • You can use any potatoes that you enjoy. Red potatoes, yukon gold potatoes, or baby potatoes all work great.
  • Does this taste like beer? No. I am not a beer drinker, so I was worried that the roast would taste like beer. No worries! It was delicious! SO tender and full of amazing flavor!!
  • Can I cook the roast on HIGH in the crockpot? Yes! You can cook the roast for 4 to 5 hours on HIGH if you prefer.
  • Can you freeze Guinness Pot Roast? Yes! You can freeze leftover pot roast for a quick meal later.
plate of shredded pot roast over mashed potatoes

What to Serve with Pot Roast

This pot roast is comfort food at its best. It is so simple to make and tastes great. We usually serve the roast over some mashed potatoes or grits. It is also great over some cooked rice or risotto with a chunk of Irish Soda Bread. Make sure to spoon some of that rich sauce over your plate. You don’t want that rich stout based gravy to go to waste. OMG! It is the BEST! While this is great for St. Patrick’s Day parties, it is equally delicious any night of the week. Give this a try the next time you need an easy meal the whole family will enjoy!

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plate of shredded pot roast over mashed potatoes

Slow Cooker Guinness Pot Roast

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Slow Cooker Guinness Pot Roast – the BEST pot roast EVER! Pot roast, gravy mix, Italian dressing mix, tomato paste, carrots and potatoes. Put everything in the slow cooker and let it cook all day. Serve over mashed potatoes, grits or rice. PERFECT for St. Patrick's Day!! #slowcooker #stpatricksday #potroast

Ingredients:

  • 1 (3 to 4-lb) Chuck roast
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (0.87-oz) packet brown gravy mix
  • 1 (0.7-oz) packet Italian dressing mix
  • 1 (16-oz) can Guinness beer
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 yukon gold potatoes, peel and diced

Instructions:

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add roast and cook on all sides until lightly brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Place seared pot roast in 6-qt slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.

Notes:

  • What kind of roast do you use for pot roast? The most popular cut to use is a Chuck roast. You can also use a blade roast or rump roast.
  • Do I need to pan sear the roast before adding it to the slow cooker? I pan-sear the roast for a few minutes on all sides before adding it to the slow cooker, but you can skip that step if you are pressed for time.
  • Does this taste like beer? No. I am not a beer drinker, so I was worried that the roast would taste like beer. No worries! It was delicious! SO tender and full of amazing flavor!!
  • Can I cook the roast on HIGH in the crockpot? Yes! You can cook the roast for 4 to 5 hours on HIGH if you prefer.
  • Can you freeze Guinness Pot Roast? Yes! You can freeze leftover pot roast for a quick meal later.
  • Feel free to add more vegetables to the slow cooker – onions, mushrooms, and green peas are good.
  • Do NOT make the Italian dressing or the gravy. You are only using the seasoning packet.
  • Have leftover pot roast? Use it to make our yummy Steak & Ale Pies: https://www.plainchicken.com/steak-ale-pies/
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  1. What a mouth watering recipe! So typical of what the Irish eat on St. Patrick’s day. Very little corned beef eaten in Ireland actually, as it is a British recipe. haha

  2. can you marinate it over night with all the listed ingredients you think? can you do that when beer is in the recipe?

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