I know pot roast isn't very cool or fancy but this recipe is fantastic!
3-4 lb roast (I used eye of round roast)
1 bottle of porter beer
5-6 cloves garlic, smashed
flour (for coating roast)
2 tablespoons oil
1 onion, sliced
2 carrots, large chunks
2-3 potatoes, chunks
dry onion soup mix (optional)
Super easy! Marinate the pot roast in the porter and garlic overnight. Remove roast and pat dry. Don't throw out the marinade, you'll need it in a few steps.
Liberally sprinkle the roast with salt and pepper. Add enough flour to a plate to be able to coat the roast. Coat the roast with the flour and shake to remove excess flour. Heat oil (high heat) and then add roast. Sear nicely on all sides (not just top and bottom). Make sure you really get it nice and brown on all sides. Add sliced onion to bottom of crockpot. Place roast on top. Measure out 1 cup of the beer from the marinade. Pour it into the skillet and scrape with wooden spoon to deglaze the pan then pour over the roast. Sprinkle onion soup mix on top and let cook on low for 8-10 hours. Around hour 5-6, add the potatoes and carrots and stir around a little to coat with the delicious broth.
Serve with some crusty bread and a nice green salad.