French Onion Irish Stout Chuck Roast

Rose Mary Mogan


I made this great tasting Chuck Roast after my husband & I went shopping for groceries.

My husband never says no when Beef is on the menu. I was content having Corn Bread Cups with Collard Greens & Tomatoes Onions & Peppers in a Vinaigrette Dressing. Of course with the Roast you must do Potatoes of some sort & for us it was Mashed.

The Roast was on sale @$2.99 lb. which is great considering the price of beef these days. I cooked it for 4 hours @300 degrees, because it weighed 6 pounds. Added Irish Beer to get the caramel color, THEN ADDED PRUNES TO SWEETEN THE BEER & lots of veggies.

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★★★★★ 2 votes
At least 10 or more depending on portion size
25 Min
4 Hr


boneless chuck roast (6 pounds)
1 c
all purpose flour
2 large
onions quartered
2 pkg
french onion soup mix
1 c
pitted pruned
5 medium
carrots, peeled and cut into pieces
5 stalk(s)
celery, cut up
bay leaves
2 bottle
guinness irish stout beer
mini sweet peppers, tops removed (assorted red,yellow, & orange)


1 1/2 Tbsp
each granulated garlic & chopped chive
2 Tbsp
steak seasoning
1 Tbsp
1/8-1/4 tsp
red pepper flakes
2 tsp
savory or thyme


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1This is the Boneless chuck roast that I purchased.

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2Add spices to a small bowl, then blend together. Season roast liberally with spices on all sides then allow to marinate at room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes.

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3Wash peel and cut up celery & carrots into bite size pieces. Arrange around Roast, add bay leaves.

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4Dredge roast in flour, and if there is any left over add to skillet or pot you are cooking the roast in. I used a 16 inch cast Iron skillet.

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5Peel and quarter onions and arrange around roast. Then add the prunes mixed in with veggies .

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6Carefully pour in both bottles of beer. Cover with lid. Place in preheated 300 degrees F. oven and roast for 3 1/2to 4 hours. I set timer for three and a half hours, then allowed it to cook for an additional half hour, while I prepared the remainder of the dinner.

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7Remove from oven allow to sit for 15 minutes.

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8Lift from skillet with large 8 inch cake spatula, or what ever you have available, to a large platter. Slice with a sharp knife, I used an electric knife, arrange vegetables around roast if desired, and garnish with chopped chive parsley or green onions.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American