Stout & Honey Beef Roast Recipe
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Stout & Honey Beef Roast Recipe

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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
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Stout & Honey Beef Roast in Simple & Delicious April/May 2011, p11

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 235624
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."

jsgoldn User ID: 6355243 192411
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

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

necie76 User ID: 7720046 112079
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)"

kerrynjames User ID: 5662698 178593
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."

gsb4728 User ID: 1936463 195488
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

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

gsb4728 User ID: 1936463 178592
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."

dsnhvninc User ID: 6025935 124037
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!"

elvisfan73 User ID: 1272261 178583
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"very little flavor, a big disappointment"

faeriedust User ID: 1704562 212619
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"This roast is wonderful."

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