Slow Cooker Beef and Ale

by , October 15, 2017
beef and ale
Photo by Diana Rattray

This easy beef and beer combination includes mushrooms and onions along with some fresh or dried thyme. Use cubed stewing beef or a lean chuck roast in the recipe. The beef and gravy are excellent with mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice.

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef With Beer BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 22 minutes



  1. Pat the beef dry with paper towels and cut it into 1/2-inch to 1-inch pieces.
  2. Combine the 1/4 cup of flour, salt, and pepper in a food storage bag or bowl. Add the beef cubes and toss to coat.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and cook, stirring, for 4 to 6 minutes, until browned. Transfer the beef to the slow cooker and add the sliced onion, mushrooms, minced garlic, thyme, ale, and beef stock.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours.
  5. Remove the beef and skim excess fat from the juices. Pour the juices into a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until reduced slightly and the flavors are concentrated.
  6. Combine the 2 tablespoons of flour with 2 tablespoons of water and stir until smooth. Stir the flour mixture into the juices and heat until thickened. Add the beef and heat through.

Makes 6 servings.


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