Drunken Garlic Crock Pot Roast

Drunken Garlic Crock Pot Roast combines a beef chuck roast with aromatics and lager beer  in the slow cooker for a comforting homestyle meal.

Drunken Garlic Crock Pot Roast

Drunken Garlic Crock Pot Roast

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Drunken garlic crock pot roast is my recipe of the day with the blogging group From Our Dinner Table, which hang out on Sundays posting tasty recipes.

This week we are doing garlic recipes, not that we need it against vampires as I imagine they are in lockdown as well.

I  first posted a version of this recipe on Recipezaar years ago where it was fairly popular I guess.  I have made a couple of adjustments in the decades since then, and one among them is I ditched the sugar in it, since it is not needed.

Better the Next Day

If you make this a day ahead and fridge it overnight, it will slice a bit easier.  Also that way you can clarify the pan juices for gravy and ditch the fat (it will rise to the top to be easily scooped out). Make a slurry by stirring cornstarch into cold  water and stirring that into the broth as you heat it. It will thicken up.

Serving Suggestions

I  served the  roast with heirloom carrots on the side. And the  roast itself over some  noodles with  gravy. What I do there varies on whether I am hungry for  noodles, rice or mashed potatoes. I have even served it on slices of white bread (very low brow but very tasty).

Leftovers are easily frozen and  used in things like a manhattan  or in beef soup. I used my extras in soup this  time. If I have a chance I will  try to get that  posted for you within a few days.

Drunken Garlic Crock Pot Roast

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Drunken Garlic Crock Pot Roast

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Drunken Garlic Crock Pot Roast

Drunken Garlic Crock Pot Roast

Drunken Garlic Crock Pot Roast

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American


  • slow cooker


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck roast
  • salt and black pepper
  • 3 large onions sliced
  • 2 whole bulbs garlic peeled (cloves left whole)
  • 1 tablespoon beef base
  • 20 ounces lager beer
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • cornstarch slurry as needed
  • small amount of kitchen bouquet optional


  • Pat beef dry with paper toweling then season with salt and black pepper.
  • Sear beef on both sides in oil then place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Stir together the beef base, beer, mustard and Italian seasoning.
  • Pour over the beef and top meat with garlic and onions.
  • Cover the cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours (I did 7.5) until a fork twists easily in the meat.
  • Remove meat and onions to a platter and tent with foil.
  • Degrease the cooking liquid and thicken with a cornstarch slurry to make a gravy, adding kitchen bouquet if desired, to improve color.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword chuck roast, crock pot, roast beef, slow cooker
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Drunken Garlic Crock Pot Roast

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