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Stout & Honey Beef Roast

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
    12 servings


  • 12 small red potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), scrubbed
  • 6 to 7 medium carrots (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 cup 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
  • Minced fresh thyme, optional


  • Place potatoes, carrots and onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut roast in half; transfer to slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine next 9 ingredients; pour over top. Cook, covered, on low until meat and vegetables are tender, 8-10 hours.
  • Slice beef and keep warm. Strain cooking juices, reserving vegetables and 1 cup liquid. Skim fat from reserved liquid; transfer liquid to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with beef and vegetables. If desired, top with fresh thyme.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 361 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • jstowellsupermom
    Apr 5, 2020

    We absolutely loved the gravy! Had a hint of sweet that really went well with the carrots.

  • dschultz01
    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
    Mar 22, 2014

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

  • necie76
    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)

  • nicolew0308
    Jul 20, 2012

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  • missalyssa
    Mar 31, 2012

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  • kerrynjames
    Mar 2, 2012

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

  • bobandtracy
    Dec 23, 2011

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  • gsb4728
    Jul 19, 2011

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

  • gsb4728
    Jul 19, 2011

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