Our Valentines dinner ~ Irish Honey Pot Roast

Stormy Stewart


This year was a year to try new things. Eric left for his brothers leaving me here. When he returned at 6PM We started with Sherri's shrimp-avocado-asparagus-salad as an appetizer. Then made this recipe and ended with Angela's Triple Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding Cake. Now we can't move. Movie time!


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8-10 servings


  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    irish ale or apple cider
  • 4 clove
  • 2 tsp
    dried thyme or lemon thyme
  • 2 c
    each (chopped) charrots, parsnips, leeks and potatoes
  • 1/2 c
    water (omit if using a crock pot)
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 4-5 lb
    roast ( rib, rump or top round)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 can(s)
    (14 oz) beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    oil (to brown roast in)

How to Make Our Valentines dinner ~ Irish Honey Pot Roast


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
    In medium bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper. Dredge roast in flour mixture, coating all sides. Reserve remaining flour mixture.
  2. In large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add roast and sear on all sides until well-browned. Then sear and brown top and bottom of roast, about 4 to 5 minutes each. Add broth, honey, ale, garlic and thyme. Cover and roast in oven for 1 1/2 hours.
    Add vegetables. Cover and cook for an additional hour, or until meat is fork tender. Remove meat and vegetables to platter. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
    Add cold water to reserved flour mixture; whisk into juices in Dutch oven pan. Place Dutch oven over medium-high heat and bring mixture to a boil. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until gravy is thickened. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Serve with meat and vegetables.
  3. Yields 8 to 10 servings.
  4. NOTE: If desired, you may cook the roast in a slow cooker. Follow directions above through browning of pot roast. Place vegetables in bottom of slow cooker and place meat on top, cutting as necessary to fit. Add remaining ingredients, except water. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours. Prepare gravy as above.

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About Our Valentines dinner ~ Irish Honey Pot Roast

Course/Dish: Beef, Roasts
Other Tag: Healthy

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