Jennifer Davick
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
4 Hours 45 Mins
Cook Time
8 Hours
Makes 6 to 8 servings

With onions, beef, carrots, and potatoes, this recipe for classic beef roast shows you just how mom used to make it.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine beer, next 4 ingredients, and 2 Tbsp. oil in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Add roast, turning to coat. Seal and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Remove roast from marinade, reserving marinade. Sprinkle roast evenly with pepper.

Step 2

Brown roast 4 minutes on each side in remaining 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a large heavy-duty roasting pan over medium-high heat. Add reserved marinade, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of pan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and cover with heavy-duty aluminum foil.

Step 3

Bake at 300° for 2 1/2 hours. Turn roast, and stir in carrots, potatoes, and onions. Bake 2 more hours or until roast and vegetables are tender. Transfer roast and vegetables to a serving platter. Skim fat from juices in roasting pan.

Step 4

Whisk together cornstarch and 1/2 cup water in a small bowl until smooth. Whisk cornstarch mixture into juices in pan; cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until thickened, whisking to loosen particles.

Step 5

Drizzle 1/2 cup gravy over roast. Serve remaining gravy with meat and vegetables.

Step 6

Cola Pot Roast: Substitute 1 (12-oz.) can cola soft drink for beer, and proceed with recipe as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

Texasqt's Review

November 18, 2013
Made this recipe twice. Both times I used cola instead of dark beer and I think it turned out great without the beer. The first time I cut out the soy sauce and I felt that the meat was missing some flavor. The second time I included the soy sauce and the meat was tasty. Pretty good recipe overall.

AshLynn's Review

November 05, 2013

stacy34's Review

August 26, 2013

magnoliasouth's Review

June 15, 2013

ahalechef's Review

September 24, 2011
did the marinade. way to salty for my family. and I only did 1/2 the called for soy sauce. would do it again and not do soy sauce.

krash17's Review

March 21, 2009
We LOVE this! I use a crock pot and skip the marinade step. VERY YUMMY -- one of my husband's favorites.