I found this recipe that I made last week on the blog Dee Dee's Delights. I've never cooked anything with beer, but I've always heard it makes everything taste fantastic! As a matter of fact, I can't stand beer. I despise the smell of it. I've also never had good experiences when I've had a beer as it always makes me sick. I couldn't even tell you when I last even had a sip of beer. All that aside, I was bound and determined to try this recipe.
I know so little about buying beer, I didn't even know if you could buy one can. I found that I could, so I picked up a big honking 24 ounce can. I have to admit I felt a little odd going through the check out with my one can of beer. I actually felt like I needed to justify why I was buying it. I didn't want the check out person to think I was going to bust it open and chug it all the way home. So, I told her it was for a recipe I was trying. I also wasn't sure if I should use light or regular, so I went for the regular full-fat version.
We LOVED this recipe! We're definitely having it again.
Here are the steps:
Add your beer to the crockpot and then start preparing the beef.
Cube the beef.
Coat in flour.
Brown in half the butter.
Transfer beef to crockpot.
Melt the rest of the butter.
Saute the onions, garlic and tomato paste.
Add this onion mixture to crockpot.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Beer and Beef Crockpot
2 cups beer
3 lbs boneless beef chuck roast
1/2 cup plain flour
2 -3 tablespoons butter, divided
2 onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon tomato paste
cayenne (optional) or crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper
Add the beer to the crock pot, turn the control to high. Cut the beef into cubes, coat with the flour and brown in half of the butter, you might have to do this in batches. Transfer the browned beef to the crock pot.
Using the rest of the butter brown the onions, add garlic, tomato puree and cayenne if using. Add to the crock pot together with the bay leaves and salt and pepper. Now turn the crock pot to low and cook for 6 to 8 hours, until the beef is tender.
If you want to thicken the sauce add about 2 tablespoons of flour made into a paste, about 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time, stir that in, you will have to turn the crock pot on high for this.
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