Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
8 Hours 8 Mins
Makes 12 cups

Freeze leftovers in an airtight container up to three months. Add a bit of canned broth when reheating to reach desired consistency.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse roast, and pat dry. Cut a 1-inch-deep cavity in the shape of an "X" on top of roast. (Do not cut all the way through roast.) Dredge roast in all-purpose flour; shake off excess.

Step 2

Cook roast in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

Step 3

Place roast in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Stuff cavity with sliced red onion and minced garlic; top roast with potatoes and baby carrots. Pour beer, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce into slow cooker. Sprinkle with parsley, bouillon, and ground pepper. Add bay leaves to liquid in slow cooker.

Step 4

Cover and cook on LOW 7 to 8 hours or until fork-tender. Shred roast using two forks. Season with salt to taste. Serve in Toasted Bread Bowls, if desired.

Step 5

*3 cups low-sodium beef broth may be substituted.

Ratings & Reviews

karamichelle's Review

May 14, 2009
Very good, will make on a regular basis. I used the beef broth instead of the beer, the soup broth is well seasoned and the meat falls apart, I would definitley use when guest come over, huge hit at my house, my husband said better than his mothers pot roast

TLLagana's Review

January 10, 2012

Susan1980's Review

November 01, 2010
Great recipe and so easy to put together!!!

TheMomChef's Review

February 11, 2014
We really enjoyed this soup. There's just a small amount of prep work, but the resulting flavor is amazing. I made it with the two bottles of beer, but would just use one next time, substituting the other with beef broth. You can read my full review at Taking On Magazines:

nuffin33's Review

January 07, 2012
Absolutely amazing! I used 1 bottle of beer and 1.5 c beef broth - turned out perfect! My boyfriend and I couldn't have been more impressed with this meal! We both went back for seconds and can't wait for leftovers tomorrow.

Souperstar's Review

April 23, 2013

rockyhillgal's Review

November 17, 2012

Barbara49's Review

October 21, 2013

JasonBurn's Review

November 11, 2012
Excellent! Very hearty. I made with a bottle of beer and can of beef broth. Needed to add a bit more broth. The recipes made lots of delicious leftovers us and some for Mom to take home.

magnoliasouth's Review

June 15, 2013