Beer-Braised Pot Roast With Mushrooms

Roast Beef Dinner

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
Total: 3 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings

Bacon, beer, mushrooms, and a spicy grill seasoning blend give this tender, succulent beef pot roast extra flavor.

For a tender, juicy pot roast, choose a chuck roast, bottom round, or rump roast for this recipe. A lean oven roast will become tough when cooked long and slow.


  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 large onion
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil (as needed)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 pot roast (a tender chuck or similar roast, about 3 to 4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning (such as Chicago steak or gourmet burger blend, or other meat seasoning mixture)
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons water (cold)

Steps to Make It

  1. Dice the bacon and set aside.

  2. Peel and chop the onion. Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel and slice them thinly.

  3. Put the diced bacon in a large Dutch oven or saucepan over medium heat; cook the bacon until the fat has rendered, but the bacon is not crisp. Remove bacon and set aside.

  4. Add the chopped onion to the pan and cook, stirring, until just tender. If the pan is too dry, add a little olive oil or vegetable oil. Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until mushrooms are tender. Remove the onion and mushrooms to a plate and set aside.

  5. Combine the 2 tablespoons of flour with the grill seasoning. Coat the chuck roast thoroughly on all sides with the flour mixture. Add enough olive oil or vegetable oil to the pan to coat the bottom. Sear the beef on all sides.

  6. Add the bacon, onion, and mushrooms back to the pan along with the beer and beef broth. Cover tightly, reduce heat to low, and cook for 3 to 4 hours, until the roast is very tender.

  7. Remove the roast and mushrooms to a bowl and set aside. Skim fat off the top or strain the broth into a gravy separator to remove even more of the fat. Bring the broth to a simmer.

  8. In a small bowl or cup, combine the 2 tablespoons of flour with 4 tablespoons of water, stirring or whisking until smooth. Stir into the simmering broth and continue cooking, stirring, until thickened. Add the beef and mushroom mixture back to the gravy and heat through.