Yankee Pot Roast with Beer

Bonnie Beck


I love cooking with beer. It makes the roast rich in flavor and the gravy heavenly.


★★★★★ 3 votes

20 Min
4 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1
    chuck roast or round bone roast or 7 bone roast
  • 1 can(s)
    (small) beer, my favorite for cooking is mississippi mud brand
  • 3 Tbsp
    organic raw butter or european butter
  • ·
    fine sea salt or fine kosher salt to taste
  • ·
    mixture of pepper freshly grounded
  • ·
    oregon mytle leaf or bay leaf (optional)
  • ·
    flour for drudging and making gravy
  • 1 large
    onion, minced
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced
  • ·
  • ·
    freshly grated nutmeg (just a pinch)
  • 1 Tbsp
    good olive oil
  • 1
    bag of green beans
  • ·
    garlic powder to taste (optional)
  • ·
    peeled potatoes and carrots enough to serve 6

How to Make Yankee Pot Roast with Beer


  1. Wet your roast with water, milk, half/half or cream or you can use a broth. Salt, garlic powder (optional) and pepper it and then coat it well with flour.

    In a dutch oven, melt the butter and add the 1 Tblsp. of olive oil. On high heat brown the roast on both sides. Add the garlic clove.
  2. Add a pinch of nutmeg to top of the roast. Sprinkle a bit of paprika on top of the roast. Add the onions to top of roast.

    Pour the beer down the sides and add the Myrtle leaf or bay leaf (optional) to the beer. Return to high heat until the beer begins to boil. Turn down to med. low and cover with the lid ever so slightly a jar.
    Cook roast until almost tender and turn it. A good Yankee Pot Roaste must stick to the bottom once. Add more beer if needed. Add potatoes and carrots and cook all until tender.
  3. Add the green beans to the top of the roast and cook until green beans are done. Remove green beans to a serving dish and keep warm. Remove potatoes and carrots to a serving dish and keep warm. Remove roast and make your gravy with flour and water.

    Slice roast, place on large serving plater and pour a litte gravy on top. Add the potatoes and carrot place on the serving plate around the roast. Serve.

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About Yankee Pot Roast with Beer

Course/Dish: Beef, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Kosher
Hashtag: #Beer

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