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5 from 1 vote

German Style Pot Roast

German food is the ultimate comfort food and this recipe is a great example of that.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Keyword: beef, german, pot roast
Servings: 4


  • 1 boneless chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 500 ml beef broth
  • 330 ml bottle lager
  • 400 g tin crushed tomatoes
  • medium brown onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil on medium-high in a Dutch oven or large saucepan.
  • Sear the beef for 2 minutes on each side or until browned and starting to caramelise. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium then add the onion and sauté for 8 minutes or until soft.
  • Stir in the cinnamon, ginger and bay then sauté a further 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well then return beef to the pan and cover.
  • Simmer for 2-2 ½ hours or until tender. Remove beef from the pan, increase heat and reduce the sauce to a thick gravy. Pour over the beef and serve over mashed potato.