The deep rich & Robust flavor of this Beef Roast stemmed from the use of the Irish Guinness Draught Beer, combined with the Onion Soup mix, along with the spices. There was no need to sear the meat before it went in the crockpot. I divided the roast into portion size servings before seasoning it, this made it much easier to serve during meal time I had 11 portions.
I cooked the roast on HIGH for 5 hours & it was fork tender. The veggies were also very tender, & the gravy was thick rich & golden brown in color, & the flavor was unbelievable. We just loved it. This recipe is delicious. Try it
1NOTE: I used a 6 quart HAMILTON BEACH STAY OR GO Crockpot, and it held my complete recipe. Although I cooked this roast on HIGH and It was ready in 5 hours, you may want to cook it on LOW FOR 8 OR 9 HOURS or longer. THIS CROCKPOT HAS A WARMING FEATURE AND WILL KEEP THE FOOD WARM FOR A LEAST 14 ADDITONAL HOURS AFTER COOKING. This is my favorite crockpot of all the ones that I have, I use this one the most. It was a gift from my daughter Briana in 2009.
2I prefer to cut this cut of meat into serving size portions before COOKING for easier serving.
3Season meat with desired spices and allow to marinate if time permits for an extra boost of flavor, at least an hour or two. I prefer to bring my roast to room temperature before cooking.
4Dredge roast in flour and remember to coat all sides of the meat. Reserve the remaining flour to add to crock pot.
5These are the main ingredients starring in this recipe.
6Prep the veggies for the roast.
7Line the bottom of the crock pot with the vegetables. Then add in the meat portions, onion soup mix, brown sugar, remaining flour, and beer.
8NOTE: I DID STIR THE MEAT AFTER 3 HOURS OF COOKING, BUT IT IS NOT NECCESSARY. THIS IS WHAT THE MEAT & VEGGIES LOOKED LIKE AT THAT TIME.
9Close lid and use directions with your crockpot to cook roast until done. If you are not in a big hurry you may choose the low setting for cooking to cook for a longer period of time. I needed 5 hours on high and my roast was done and the vegetables were tender.
10Serve and enjoy with your favorite sides, because this is a very tasty and comforting meal.