Sweet Josie Brown Beer Braised Chuck Short Ribs Pot Roast


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 3/4 pounds of chuck short ribs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 can Loanrider Sweet Josie Brown Ale or other brown ale of choice
  • Few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 onions


  1. Preheat oven to 225
  2. Heat skillet over medium to medium-high heat and melt butter and olive oil together
  3. Liberally salt and pepper short ribs
  4. Sear each side of each rib (I had 4 and did 2 at a time) on all sides - do this in batches so they sear and caramelize rather than steam
  5. Set each batch aside - I did it in two batches
  6. When all meat is removed, add the tomato paste and whisk for a minute or so until melted
  7. Add flour and whisk for another minute
  8. Return meat to pan and add beer and thyme
  9. Cover and transfer to oven for 3 and a half hours
  10. Add carrots and onions and return to oven for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours