Slow Cooker Tavern Beef

Sunday, January 30, 2022
This steak will rival any restaurant meal and is guaranteed to impress anyone that loves a flavorful slice of beef.

Who could turn down a steak marinated in beer smothered with sweet onion, garlic, in a delectable gravy?

If you haven't tried a Tavern/Pub style beef your family or guests are going to absolutely love this when you serve it.

Served on a plate traditionally with pub/chips aka fries (with malt vinegar mayo on the side) or buttery mashed potatoes, with piles of this juicy beef in a beer-rich gravy, a meal fit for a King!

We've done ours in a slow cooker to make this meal even easier, you can check out this easy recipe below for Tavern Beef, Malt Vinegar Mayo, and Pub Style Fries in our printable recipe card.


slow cooked tavern British Pub beef on a cutting board with juices





this is sliced Tavern Beef in juices on a cutting board


Traditional Meats



Whatever types of beef you want to use is fine we have tried almost cuts although flank steak is the meat of choice used I stick to a sirloin roast or London broil cuts.


The meat can be done on the stovetop, instant pot, or slow cooker, and if you prefer slow-cooked in the oven.


Thinking about the cooking methods, times and liquids will have to be adjusted accordingly.


If you're not a beef eater, try another kind of meat, chicken, pork all are delicious with this gravy/sauce.


beef in the slow cooker seasoned called Tavern Beef


Tips and Meal Ideas

  • Slow-cooked with any method is the best choice
  • after the steak is cooked it's great over mashed or baked potatoes, rice, as a filling for a taco, in stir fry, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, added to a  pasta salad, with eggs, added in a stir fry, or just as it is served with sides for your main meal
  • Sear the meat first
  • After the beef is cooked let sit 15 minutes before slicing
  • Any meat can be used, flank or strip steaks, chicken, pork, and lamb are all good choices
  • Traditionally served with Pub Fries/Chips dipped into Malt Vinegar Mayo recipes both included in the recipe card at the end
  • For easy cleanup use a slow cooker bag
  • Looking for thicker gravy?  Try adding cornstarch and water to the slow cooker around 30 minutes before it's done cooking (1 teaspoon to 1/4 cup cold water)


this is a raw sirloin steak with garlic and a sharp knife


Cooking Methods

  1. Instant Pot: Sear the meat first. Add an extra 1/2 cup beer, set to pressure cook mode for 1 hour. Release steam and check the meat for the internal temperature of 145 degrees refer to your instructions booklet for pressure cooking beef.
  2. Oven: I prefer to cover the roast with all ingredients and bake at 300 degrees until the meat is tender around 30 minutes per pound. Check the gravy if it started to dry out add more beer
  3. Pan-Fried: melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan and saute on medium heat to the desired doneness ( pour sauce over the top when ready to serve). I usually use a 2-inch style flank steak 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Slow Cooker: add all ingredients and cook on high heat for 6 to 8 hours, Leave meat whole or shred or slice after it sits for 15 minutes.


this is the sauce for Tavern steak


Ingredients You Will Need(scroll down for exact measurements

  • any kind of steak or cut of beef (you can also substitute chicken, lamb, venison if you're not a beef lover)
  • hoisin sauce
  • brown sugar
  • beer
  • butter
  • flour
  • garlic cloves
  • kitchen bouquet gravy coloring
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • granulated garlic powder
  • salt, pepper to taste


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close up of the Tavern Seasoned Beef in the slow cooker made by Pioneer Woman


Serving Suggestions



If you're in a hurry try making some frozen spuds that are seasoned for a side dish and store-bought malt vinegar mayo we just included the recipes for a true Tavern experience.


As I mentioned previously, leftovers are amazing in so many ways, just get creative and add it to a pot pie recipe, in a club sandwich or even over your favorite cooked pasta!


Slow cooker meals are perfect for any weeknight meal and leftovers are always welcome for a second meal this one is perfect for both!


Slow Cooker Tavern Beef

Slow Cooker Tavern Beef

Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 25 MinCook time: 6 HourTotal time: 6 H & 25 M
A delicious Slow Cooker Tavern Beef with Pub Fries and Malt Vinegar Mayo recipes for a wonderful taste of a British-style meal!

Ingredients

  • 3 or 4 pounds of beef roast or individual cuts (beef roasts, flat iron steaks. sirloin steak, London broil)
  • 1 tablespoon gravy master or kitchen bouquet
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 (12 ounces) bottle of beer bottle stout beer
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 tablespoons Wondra flour or sifted all-purpose flour
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • optional: red pepper flakes for heat if desired
  • Recipes for Malt Vinegar Mayo and Pub Fries are both included in the instructions at the bottom.

Instructions

  1. First, pat the beef dry with paper towels for excess blood and moisture.
  2. Rub the beef with salt and pepper and let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. In a large frying pan add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, sprinkle the meat with a little granulate garlic powder, and sear the meat on both sides for around 4 minutes.
  4. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter, garlic, and onions and saute until fragrant around two minutes.
  5. Add the flour and stir for 1 minute.
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients to the saucepan (except meat) and simmer for around 5 to 7 minutes.
  7. Place the meat in a 6 to 8-quart slow cooker.
  8. Pour the sauce on the beef.
  9. Set the slow cooker to low heat for 7 to 8 hours.
  10. Note: (If the sauce seems to get too thick during cooking add a little more beer.)
  11. Let the meat set 15 to 20 minutes before slicing.
  12. Slice the beef.
  13. Perfect for handroll sandwiches over rice, over pasta with hard-crusted bread, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, or with peas carrots, and boiled potatoes.
  14. Malt Vinegar Mayo:
  15. 1 egg yolk
  16. 2 tablespoons malt vinegar divided
  17. salt, freshly cracked pepper to taste
  18. 1 cup vegetable oil
  19. Whisk the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon malt vinegar in a medium-sized bowl
  20. Slowly add a little at a time whisking in the oil until mayonnaise thickens and is velvety smooth,
  21. Add the last tablespoon of malt vinegar and salt, pepper to taste.
  22. Place in the refrigerator covered until ready to use.
  23. Pub Fries/Chips
  24. 6 to 8 russet potatoes peeled and sliced in long wedges
  25. 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  26. salt, pepper to taste
  27. vegetable oil for frying
  28. Heat around 2 inches of oil in a deep frying pan.
  29. Place the potatoes in the pan sprinkles with granulated garlic powder.
  30. Fry the potatoes until golden brown.
  31. Salt and pepper to taste.
  32. For baking, toss the potatoes in 3 tablespoons of oil.
  33. Place single on a baking sheet, bake at 400 degrees until crispy.
  34. Serve with Malt Vinegar Mayo for dipping the fries into.

Notes:

Tips and Meal Ideas

  • Slow-cooked with any method is the best choice
  • after the steak is cooked it's great over mashed or baked potatoes, rice, as a filling for a taco, in stir fry, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, with hot sauce on top, on salads, with eggs, added in a stir fry, or just as it is served with sides for your main meal
  • Sear the meat first
  • Any meat can be used, flank or strip steaks, chicken, pork, and lamb are all good choices
  • Traditionally served with Pub Fries/Chips dipped into Malt Vinegar Mayo recipes both included in the recipe card at the end
  • For easy cleanup use a slow cooker bag
  • Looking for thicker gravy? Try adding cornstarch and water to the slow cooker around 30 minutes before it's done cooking (1 teaspoon to 1/4 cup cold water)

Cooking Methods

  1. Instant Pot: Sear the meat first. Add an extra 1/2 cup beer, set to pressure cook mode for 1 hour. Release steam and check the meat for the internal temperature of 145 degrees refer to your instructions booklet for pressure cooking beef.
  2. Oven: I prefer to cover the roast with all ingredients and bake at 300 degrees until the meat is tender around 30 minutes per pound. Check the gravy if it started to dry out add more beer
  3. Pan-Fried: melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan and saute on medium heat to the desired doneness ( pour sauce over the top when ready to serve). I usually use a 2-inch style flank steak 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Slow Cooker: add all ingredients and cook on high heat for 6 to 8 hours, Leave meat whole or shred or slice after it sits for 15 minutes.


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sliced Tavern beef on a cutting board


26 comments

  1. So juicy, tender and flavoursome! I am a huge fan of beef and can eat them every day. This is my jam :-)

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  2. Absolutely fantastic recipe! A new crock pot fav!

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  3. Such an amazing slow cooker meal! So so comforting! I love all the tips to help make the beef perfect.

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  4. Thanks for explaining each type of cooking for the beef, I will definitely try it !

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  5. This made such a comforting meal! I served this with roasted vegetables and it was perfect. I'm getting requests to make this again, thank you!

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  6. Holy yum! This is what I picture in my mind when I think of hearty comfort food. Definitely putting this on the menu for next week as we have another snow storm coming in.

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  7. Both the beef and the potatoes sound delicious.

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  8. Love all the flavor in this steak!

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  9. I love that this uses stout beer! Looks so so tender. Can't wait to try it.

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  10. Looks truly incredible! Can't wait to impress guests with this one!

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  11. So good! And easy to follow instructions too. Thank you!

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  12. I love this recipe and have used it twice already! So simple and delicious.

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  13. Fantastic! I made this in the Instant Pot and it was full of flavor!!!!

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  14. Slow cooked meals are so flavourful and delightful to eat. Thanks for this lovely recipe.

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  15. Looks so moist and juicy! Perfect for hosting a dinner party ♥

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  16. This recipe was eve better than I had hoped! I love the simplicity of the ingredients, and how the flavors just come together so well. Delicious!

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  17. I really don't use my slow cooker enough. You've inspired me to get it out and use it.

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  18. The beef looks so tender and juicy.

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  19. I am drooling over this beef! The slow cooker makes everything so much more convenient. Loving this recipe!

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  20. Looks just like pub roast. Fantastic! Perfectly cooked.

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  21. I just love this and its was a big hit with everyone. And this was such a pleasing experience!

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  22. Enjoyed this for dinner tonight and it did not disappoint! Turned out perfectly hearty and delicious; easily, a new favorite dish!

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  23. This looks and sounds fabulous. I think I'm most surprised about the hoison sauce but it does give a great flavor to meats.

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  24. Delicious with mashed potatoes for an easy dinner!

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  25. Question due to fostering children can I use stock or beef broth instead of the beer

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