This Easy Crock Pot Beef and Beer recipe will give you tender, flavorful beef that requires very little work. It is quick to get in the crock pot where it will cook all day! Pair this beef with your favorite side dishes.
How to Make Crock Pot Beef and Beer
The first step to make this recipe is to make the spice rub for the beef. This spice rub will give the beef a ton of flavor and is made of common spices. You will need:
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- cayenne pepper
Combine all of the spices together. Then, if neccessary trim any really large pieces of fat off of the beef. Rub the spice rub all over the beef making sure to coat all sides. Place the beef in the crock pot and pour in a can of beer.
Cook the beef on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6. This will depend on how thick the cut of beef is. Check it at the shorter times and determine if it needs longer based on the tenderness of it.
What to serve with Crock Pot Beef and Beer
This recipe will pair with just about any of your favorite side dishes. Here are some recommendations:
- Easy Oven Baked Zucchini Chips
- Smashed Potatoes
- Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
- Easy Roasted Potatoes
- Rice Pilaf
- Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
- Steamed Vegetables
Frequently Asked Questions
The best two options are top round roast or chuck roast. Both cuts have lots of marbled fat that breakdown well in the crock pot and keep the meat tender.
This can depend on the size of your cut. I recommend 4-6 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low. Check on the shorter end and see how tender the piece of meat is. If it is not tender yet, continue cooking. I recommend cooking on low over high as well because the slower approach yields a more tender piece of beef.
We used a pale ale however any mild tasting beer you enjoy will work well for this recipe.
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- 2.5 pounds chuck roast or bottom round roast
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 12 oz beer
- Combine together onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
- Trim any large pieces of fat off the beef. Then rub the seasoning on all sides of the beef roast.
- Place beef in crock pot and pour beer into crock pot.
- Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.
- Slice and serve.
Any kind of beer can be used for this recipe. Use your favorite!
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1/6th recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 507Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 169mgSodium 927mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 51g