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Stout & Honey Beef Roast Recipe

Stout & Honey Beef Roast Recipe

Here's a heartwarming meal that's ideal for chilly days and hectic nights. Honey, beer and seasonings make the sauce different and oh-so good. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 8 small red potatoes
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 cup stout beer or additional beef broth
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • 1. Place the potatoes, carrots and onions in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut roast in half; transfer to slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the broth, beer, honey, garlic, marjoram, thyme, salt, pepper and cinnamon; pour over top. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Remove roast and cut a portion of the meat into cubes, measuring 2 cups; cover and save for another use. Slice the remaining beef and keep warm. Strain cooking juices, reserving vegetables and 1 cup juices; skim fat from reserved juices.
  • 3. Transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with beef and vegetables. Yield: 4 servings plus leftovers.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 894 calories, 33g fat (13g saturated fat), 221mg cholesterol, 952mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 6g fiber), 72g protein

Reviews for Stout & Honey Beef Roast

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"I agree with others... Very little taste, little on the sweet side, and what taste there was wasn't spectacular. Probably won't try this one again."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"It cooked well, but the sauce was way too sweet and not very interesting."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"how would i adjust the honey... I tasted it this morning and it seems to be very much on the sweeter side (I had it cooking on a very low setting in my crockpot all night)"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"I wasn't inspired by this dish. We felt it lacked in flavor... sorry. I really wanted to like this recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"I also add celery to the potatoes, carrots and onion. We love this meal."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"I have made this many times. I do not use stout but extra beef broth. It is excellent and very flavorful."

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"Although salt needs to be added to this recipe, it was an easy to fix and easy to clean up meal. After a long day at work, coming home to the aroma of honey and roasted beef was better than the welcome mat. My kids loved it too!"

Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"very little flavor, a big disappointment"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"This roast is wonderful."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.