Guinness Braised Pot Roast

I’m not even going to try and pretend that I like Saint Patrick’s Day-- I’m not Irish, I don’t really like to drink, and large events aren’t really my thing-- so cooking with Guinness was the most St. Paddy’s Day thing I was signing myself up for this year.

Probably not enough green for St. Patrick's Day...

Probably not enough green for St. Patrick's Day...

In my opinion, pot roasts are one of the easiest things you can make as long as you have a crock-pot. Grab some meat, sear each side, then throw it in the crock-pot with veggies, potatoes, and some liquid-- good to go in 4-8 hours! Perfect for a busy day… or even a relaxing day when you can really appreciate that extra time not needed to prepare dinner.

This dish was extra great because it gave me enough leftovers for 1-2 meals... something that's necessary when I'm heading to NYC on Thursday and really don't feel like making another trip to the grocery store.

Guinness Braised Pot Roast

Serves: 4 hungry people | Prep time: 15 minutes; Crock-pot time: 4-6 hours (high), 6-8 hours (high)


  • 4 pounds pot roast (I used the Cabernet one from Trader Joe’s)

  • 1 bottle Guinness

  • 1 cup water (could use beef broth)

  • 1 white onion (chopped)

  • 1 cup carrots (chopped-- I used baby carrots)

  • 1 cup celery (chopped)

  • 2 cups baby potatoes (chopped-- I used Trader Joe’s multi color ones 8 in total)

  • ½ cup white mushrooms (chopped)

  • Olive oil

  • Garlic


  1. Sauté onions in olive oil and garlic until fragrant. Sear pot roast on each side.

  2. Add pot roast and onions to crock-pot.

  3. Add carrots, celery, potatoes, and mushrooms to crock-pot.

  4. Add Guinness and water.

  5. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or high for 7-8 hours.

  6. Enjoy!

Also perfect for a cold, Boston day.

Also perfect for a cold, Boston day.

Our dinner was even better paired with 90+ Malbec and Run Fast Eat Slow’s Double Chocolate Chip Teff Cookies.

This dish is good for: Iron.