Stupid-Easy Recipe for Beer Braised Pot Roast (#1 Top-Rated)


Impossibly tender pot roast oven-braised in beer with mushrooms, garlic, and thyme.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Beer Braised Pot Roast.

1. Info for Beer Braised Pot Roast

  • Cook Time: 4 Hr 20 Min
  • Total Time: 4 Hr 20 Min
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 827.4 kcal

2. Ingredients for Beer Braised Pot Roast

  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 10 oz. cremini mushrooms
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil (divided)
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 lb.)
  • 2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bottles amber ale or lager (12 oz.)

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 275°F.

3.2 Prep

Cut the onion into 1-inch thick wedges. Quarter the mushrooms. Remove the garlic cloves from their skins and smash with the back of a knife.

3.3 Stove

Set a large Dutch oven or oven-safe pot over high heat and add the olive oil.

3.4 Prep

Place the beef on a large plate and coat on all sides with salt, black pepper, and brown sugar.

3.5 Stove

Place the beef in the pot. Sear without moving until browned, 2 minutes. Flip the beef and sear an additional 2 minutes on the opposite side.

Remove the beef from the pot and transfer to a large plate.

Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the olive oil to the pot. Add the onions, mushrooms, and garlic to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes.

Slowly pour the beer into the pot, gently scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Return the pot roast to the pot and add the thyme sprigs.

3.6 Prep

Cover the pot and remove from the heat.

3.7 Oven

Roast on middle rack of oven until the meat is extremely tender and easily shredded with a fork, 3 1/2-4 hours.

3.8 Check

Check to see that the pot roast is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.9 Serve

Transfer the pot roast to a large serving dish. Shred the meat with two forks. Use a slotted spoon to remove the mushrooms from the pot, and arrange over the pot roast. Serve immediately.


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