Ground Bay Leaves infuse German style, beer-braised pot roast from start to finish. Serve this hearty meal on a bed of egg noodles.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 120 min

Total time: 130 min

Bavarian-Style Pot Roast
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods



  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in large Dutch oven. Season meat generously with salt and pepper. When oil is shimmering, sear meat on all sides. Reduce heat to medium and add onion and garlic and continue cooking for 3 minutes, stirring to prevent burning.

  2. Pour in beer, broth, tomatoes and vinegar. Add ground bay leaves, ginger, cinnamon, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until meat is fork-tender, about 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

  4. Remove meat from pot and let rest on cutting board for 10 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, skim fat from sauce and reduce on stovetop until slightly thickened.

  6. Tear or shred meat into chunks and serve alongside noodles, drizzled with gravy.