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German-Style Beef Roast

My grandmother used to make this, and I adapted it for my slow cooker. You’ll love its convenience and great taste. —Lois Stanley, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Directions

  • Cut roast in half; sprinkle with pepper. Place onion and roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the beer, ketchup and brown sugar; pour over top. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil.
  • Combine flour and water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 376 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 382mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.

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  • Lauraanddiva
    Nov 22, 2015

    Mr. Picky Pants gave this one a gold star!

  • irishfancy
    Nov 16, 2015

    I haven't made this yet, but It's at the top of the list. One question when you say to cut the roast in half, do you mean vertically or horizontally? ,

  • msdishtac
    Feb 27, 2013

    I've been making this recipe for 2 years now. HUGE hit with my hubby, and even for my picky nieces and nephew! This time, I added a couple teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and about a teaspoon of worcestershire just for a little more kick. YUM! Also, have done it with flavored beer (like, pumpkin spice, or octoberfest, or something), and it amps-up the flavor that much more.We've omitted the flour gravy, because it was too heavy. Just blend the onions with some of the gravy in a magic bullet or food processor. It makes it quite thick enough.Serve with garlic mashed potatoes the first night, then use rice the next night, so that all the broth is put to good use.YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM!!!

  • jaclyn1973
    Oct 29, 2012

    I have not made this though i think I will try. Having lived in Germany I was surprised the recipe didnt call for any vinegar...But then I realized maybe it's just saurbraten and German Potatoe Salad that include the vinegar

  • jaclyn1973
    Oct 29, 2012

    I have not made this though i think I will try. Having lived in Germany I was surprised the recipe didnt call for any vinegar...But then I realized maybe it's just saurbraten and German Potatoe Salad that include the vinegar

  • WhitneyR
    Mar 12, 2012

    This is delish! I love the suggestion and recipes for using up the leftover meat. Two nights of dinners that come together quickly- I love it!

  • jfmorrill
    Oct 15, 2011

    We tried variations of it twice in the same weekend and loved it both times.

  • MichMajor
    Oct 12, 2011

    If I made this again I'd cut the amount of beer in half, it was a little too over powering but the roast turned out nice and moist.

  • petrhino
    Feb 11, 2011

    OMG-this was the best thing I have ever made in the crock pot. My whole family loved it, and even my 9 year old daughter asked for more. I told my husband, if I should ever be asked what I want for my last meal, this would be it. Made it with mashed potatoes and green beans. YUM!

  • JuneRamsey
    Jan 31, 2011

    I just have a question: "Why does the roast have to be cut in half?"