Southern Beer-Braised Pot Roast

Southern Beer-Braised Pot Roast

Indulge in the rich and flavorful Chuck Roast with Coffee Stout Sauce, perfectly prepared in your VitaClay pot slow cooker. This savory dish is a hearty blend of chuck roast, coffee, and stout beer, making it a delightful addition to your dinner table. Say goodbye to kitchen stress and hello to tender, mouthwatering roast with a delectable sauce.


  • 1┬ápound┬ásmall carrots with tops, peeled
  • 1┬á(3- to 4-lb.) boneless chuck roast, trimmed
  • 2┬áteaspoons┬ákosher salt
  • 1┬áteaspoon┬áfreshly ground black pepper
  • 2┬átablespoons┬áinstant dark roast coffee
  • 2┬átablespoons┬áolive oil
  • 3┬átablespoons┬átomato paste
  • 4┬ágarlic cloves, chopped
  • 2┬á(12-oz.) bottles stout beer
  • 2┬átablespoons┬áfresh thyme leaves
  • 2┬á(1-oz.) containers home-style concentrated beef stock (from a 4.66-oz. package)
  • 2┬ápounds┬ápearl onions
  • 1┬átablespoon┬ábalsamic vinegar
  • 2┬átablespoons┬ácornstarch
  • Hot cooked grits
  • Garnish: fresh thyme sprigs


  1. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. Rub coffee over roast, and let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Cook roast in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until browned, reserving drippings in skillet. Place roast in your vita clay pot slow cooker.
  2. Add tomato paste and garlic to hot drippings, and saut├ę 1 minute. Slowly add beer, whisking constantly. Stir in thyme and concentrated beef stock; bring to a boil. Boil, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until mixture reduces to about 3 cups.

  3. Pour beer mixture over roast. Top roast with onions and carrots. Cover and cook on "stew" for 2-3 hours.
  4. Skim fat from cooking liquid; transfer cooking liquid to a large saucepan. Whisk in vinegar. Whisk together cornstarch and 2 Tbsp. water in a small bowl until smooth; add to mixture in pan, stirring until blended. Bring mixture to a boil, and boil, whisking often, 1 minute or until sauce reaches desired thickness. Serve sauce with roast, vegetables, and hot cooked grits.

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