Google+ Allergy-Free Vintage Cookery: St. Patrick's Pot Roast with Guinness


Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick's Pot Roast with Guinness

St. Patrick's Pot Roast with Guinness
Ok all you pot roast fans, this is for you!  I grew up in a half-Irish household where pot roast was cooked simply in a pot of water, and boy was I surprised when I realized you could add Different Things to your roast as it cooked to change the flavor :)  This recipe is a compilation of several ideas I saw in other places, and it is my absolute favorite kind of roast.  The Guinness and the coffee really deepen the flavor, while the balsamic and the bay leaves give the meat a brighter twist.  This being St. Patrick's week, I thought it would be the perfect time to roll out this recipe for you all, but rest assured, this dish is a hit any time of the year!

St. Patrick's Pot Roast with Guinness

1 pot roast (your choice of cut)
1 bottle Guinness beer
1 cup brewed coffee
2 cups water
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 bay leaves
2 Tbsp garlic, minced
1 onion, quartered
1 cup baby carrots

Season the meat with salt and pepper and sear it on all sides in a Dutch oven on your stove.  Transfer to slow cooker.  Add the rest of the ingredients, and cook on high for 6 - 8 hours.  (Alternatively, you can cook the whole thing on the stove in the Dutch oven for 3 hours, covered.)

Shared with Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and Hunk of Meat Monday at Beyer Beware and the Homestead Barn Hop at the Prairie Homestead and Melt in Your Mouth Monday at Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms and Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters' Stuff and Once Upon a Weekend at Family Ever After and Allergy Friendly Friday with Cybele Pascal and the Hearth and Soul Hop with Premeditated Leftovers and Fat Tuesday at Real Food Forager and Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Midweek Fiesta at Food Corner and These Chicks Cooked Recipe Swap at This Chick Cooks and Seasonal Inspiration at Crumbs and Chaos and Allergy Free Wednesday at Real Food Allergy Free and Whole Food Wednesday at Beyond the Peel and Creative Juice at Momnivore's Dilemma and Pennywise Platter at The Nourishing Gourmet and Fusion Friday at Jennifer Cooks and Friday Food at Mom Trends and Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence. 


  1. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

  2. yummy!!
    Thanks a lot for sharing with Midweek Fiesta & hope to see you again...

  3. Wish I had seen this in time for tonight! Maybe tomorrow. :o)

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food at!

  4. What a delicious variation on pot roast. I am so intrigued, I am going to have to give it a try!

  5. Thanks for sharing this at Allergy Free Wednesdays! Hope to see you next week!