Bavarian Pot Roast
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours
- 1 boneless beef chuck pot roast (about 3 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1-1/4 cups water
- 3/4 cup beer or beef broth
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- Cornstarch and water, optional
- In a Dutch oven, brown roast in hot oil. Combine water, beer, tomato sauce, onion, sugar, vinegar, salt, cinnamon, bay leaf, pepper and ginger. Pour over meat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until meat is tender, about 2-1/2-3 hours.
- Remove meat. Discard bay leaf. If desired, thicken juices with cornstarch and water.
Freeze option: Place sliced pot roast in freezer containers; top with cooking juices. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little broth to pot roast if necessary.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 281 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.
May 16, 2020
This was very good. I followed recipe exactly except i didnt have any German beer, so i used Guinness. Possibly too strong for some folks, but i liked it. Next time I will use a good German beer, cook it in the crock pot, and thicken the gravy with some crushed ginger snaps rather than corn starch. It does remind me a little of sauerbraten, but way less work. A little crushed gingersnaps into gravy should make it a bit more similar. I served with boiled potatoes, baby carrots, red cabbage, home baked bread, and homemade apple sauce. Reminded my husband of his years based in Germany while in the Army. Bavarian comfort food and so easy to make. We enjoyed it.
May 16, 2020
Really nice. I used a stock cube instead of beer and would suggest not adding the salt in future, it didn’t need it.
Jan 31, 2020
Very good recipe! Old fashioned comfort food! Made this and was going to freeze half of it. It never made it to the freezer! We had it for lunch the next day and then dinner again! Joyce Moynihan, Volunteer Field Editor.
Aug 3, 2019
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Feb 24, 2019
Very unique flavor! I seared the roast in a pan and placed it in crockpot, covered with the sauce and cooked on low for ~6 hours. Took out some of the juices to make the sauce/gravy with the cornstarch at the end and served over polenta. Extremely tasty and everyone (adults, kids and toddler) loved it!
Nov 26, 2018
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Nov 10, 2018
Would probably make again. Gravy was fantastic with mashed potatoes
Jul 19, 2018
This has become one of our staples.
Mar 1, 2018
Really enjoyed have made it a couple of times now .
Nov 18, 2017
made it was great, but now have no tomato sauce... could i use a substitution ?