Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Thom Driver
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours 30 Mins
Serves 10 (serving size: about 3 ounces beef and 1/4 cup sauce)

You can also cook the roast in a slow cooker. After adding the stock, transfer to a 6-quart electric slow cooker, and cook on LOW for about 8 hours.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat 4 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Add onion and garlic; cook 8 minutes. Place onion mixture in a bowl.

Step 2

Increase heat to medium-high. Add oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle beef with 1 table­spoon flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Add beef to pan; cook 10 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Add beer to pan; bring to a simmer, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add onion mixture, stock, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and rosemary to pan; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours. Turn beef; cover and cook 2 hours or until very tender. Place beef on a plate, and cover with foil.

Step 3

Remove rosemary from pan; discard. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon flour and 1/4 cup beef cooking liquid in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to pan. Increase heat to medium-high. Cook 3 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Cut beef across the grain into thin slices. Serve with sauce.

Chef's Notes

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