German-Style Beef Roast

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
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
German-Style Beef Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil.
  3. 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.