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Beef in Beer in the Slow Cooker

"Delicious tender beef cooked in the slow cooker with beer, shallots, bacon, and mushrooms. The Guiness® makes a lovely gravy without tasting overly strong of beer. This is quite a meaty dish so would also be nice with potatoes and carrots added. I serve this with crusty French bread to mop up the juices. Hearty and warming to come home to. Cooks in 5 hours in the slow cooker; however it would not hurt it to be cooked all day."
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5 h 30 m servings 512 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Preheat slow cooker on Low.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a skillet over medium-low heat and cook shallots until they are lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Place in the slow cooker. Add beef to the same skillet and cook until meat is seared on all sides and browned, about 5 minutes. Add flour and mix well. Pour in beer and bring to a boil. Transfer beef-beer mixture to the slow cooker.
  3. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel and add remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and bacon and cook for 1 minute more. Transfer to the slow cooker. Add mushrooms and season generously with salt and pepper. Cover.
  4. Cook on Low until meat is cooked through, about 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 512 calories; 24 g fat; 42 g carbohydrates; 28.6 g protein; 72 mg cholesterol; 317 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was great!! We used 4 shallots but added more mushrooms. We also used jalapeño bacon for a little more zing. With the left overs, we added cut up carrots and potatoes! This made a great s...

Another outstanding success although I did cook for a little longer than the recipe stated. Made no changes at all - served with sweet potato mash and sweetheart cabbage


I used a chuck roast and cut it into pieces. I cooked it all day, so it was nice and tender. This was an easy and tasty recipe, but it was missing something - just can't put my finger on it. Se...