AKA Fat Tire Herb Pot Roast with Brew Haha Beef Gravy. Extremely easy this variation on Americana cooking has many interesting steps.. When you're picking up the groceries for this dish remember step one grab a 12 pack of New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale.
The gravy recipe is also easy and at its core is what I like to call the Beefy Beer Broth. The pot roast takes 4 hours to prep and cook but the end result is worth the wait. Feeds 4 to 6 depending on the portion sizes. If you're only cooking for two make the entire recipe the leftovers won't be sitting in your refrigerator for very long. Before we talk about gravy or side dishes lets talk Big Show. Enjoy!
1 each 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 pound Chuck Pot Roast
1 each 12 ounce bottle New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale
2 each 10.5 ounce cans Campbell's Beef Broth
1 each coarse sliced large Yellow Onion
3 each 4 inch sprigs Fresh Rosemary
2 each full sprigs of Fresh Sage
You'll need to find a deep roasting pan with or without a lid but it must be at least six inches deep. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash your hands with medium hot water and soap. Rinse off the Chuck Pot Roast and place it in your roasting pan. Wash your hands again after handling the raw meat. Coarse slice 1 each large Yellow Onion add around the edge of the pan. Add 2 each 10.5 ounce cans of Campbell's Beef Broth. Then top your pre-broth mix with 3 each sprigs of Fresh Rosemary and 2 each full sprigs of Fresh Sage. Finally here's the money shot pour in 1 each 12 ounce bottle New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale (If you prefer to sneak an additional Fat Tire in the mix no ones stopping you). Place lid on roasting pan and put in center of preheated oven. Cook for 3 hours at 350 degrees. Remove roasting pan from oven take off lid and carefully place cooked post roast on a plate. Pour the Beefy Beer Broth into a large stainless steel skillet through a strainer to empty contents of roasting pan. Use the stewed onions and sage leftover in the strainer to make a bedding in the roasting pan to place the pot roast back on. Cover again and place roasting pan back into the over for 45 to 60 minutes at 300 degrees. Check out the recipe for the Brew Haha Beef Gravy in the Sides & Sauces section
If you don't have a lid just place a piece of Reynolds Wax Paper to cover and on top of that a piece of Reynolds Aluminum Foil to cover roasting pan completely.
Notice above the Campbell's can still has the lid attached. This is an old school safety precaution once the contents is pour out you just push in the lid and dispose. No sharp knife like objects on the loose in your trash can.
Don't look look at me your the cook you want to add another Fat Tire to mix have at it! The Beefy Beer Broth is not going to make itself. After about two hours your kitchen will begin to smell like Heaven's Brewery, Angel Winged Suds (Trademark Pending).
The above picture is how the pot roast sitting in the Beefy Beer Broth will look when you remove it from the oven after 3 hours. At this point I generally dispose of the rosemary it's served its noble purpose in the cooking process. Keep the sage we're not done with it yet.
My favorite step straining the onions and sage from the Beefy Beer Broth. I love these stewed onions not all of them make it back into the roasting pan. Spread that onion and sage bed to cover the bottom of the roasting pan and place pot roast on top. Put lid or foil cover back on pan and place in the oven to finish cooking.
Make sure you reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees and cook an additional 45 to 60 minutes depending on your desired wellness. The result is that tender tasting slice of country Americana cuisine. Whether your a first timer to this dish or an old pro the Fat Tire Herb Pot Roast is the Yummy Bomb!
Fat Tire Herb Pot Roast with Brew Haha Beef Gravy and Old Man Mashed Up Spuds
Add a vegetarian dish like the Garlic Mushrooms & Oh Baby Carrots or Steamy Buttery Bee Broccoli to put an exclamation point on dinner. Fire up an ice cold Fat Tire Belgium White Amber Ale to reward yourself for a job well done.
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Old Man Mashed Up Spuds
Brew Haha Beef Gravy