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Stout French Dip

Stout French Dip

When you write, reading isn’t important, it’s essential. Unfortunately, my days are packed too full and reading has become a rare luxury. All due in no small part to the fact that I’m not only writing a cookbook (due to my publisher at the beginning of next month) I’ve also started writing for a print magazine as well as two other websites. Once I can, at least, check "cookbook" off my to-do list, I can get back to being a normal human and indulging in reading, and sleep, and all those sorts of activities that I’m currently ignoring.

I’m making a list, I thought I’d share. About a month ago, I posted on The Beeroness Facebook page asking for suggestions for beer books. Since you all are so amazing, the list has been growing.

Beer & Food:

  1. The Brewmaster’s Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food, Garrett Oliver
  2. Beer, Food, and Flavor: A Guide to Tasting, Pairing, and the Culture of Craft Beer, Schuyler Schultz
  3. The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance, Randy Clemens & Steve Wagner & Greg Koch
  4. The Oxford Companion to Beer, Garrett Oliver

Beer Non-fiction:

  1. America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies, Christine Sismondo
  2. Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women’s Work in a Changing World, Judith M. Bennett
  3. Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits, Jason Wilson (beer & liquor)
  4. The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World, Stephen Mansfield
  5. Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer,  William Knoedelseder

For The Homebrewer:

  1. The Naked Brewer: Fearless Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Rule-breaking Recipes, Christina Perozzi & Hallie Beaune
  2. For The Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops, Stan Hieronymus
  3. Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales, Stan Hieronymus
  4. IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale, Mitch Steele

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Stout French Dip

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 12 ounces porter or stout
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 4 French sandwich rolls


  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, black pepper, salt, cayenne, and smoked paprika.
  • Pat the roast dry. Rub with spice mixture.
  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven, or other large oven safe pot, until hot but not smoking. Add the roast, sear on all sides. Pour beer and broth over the meat. Cover and roast in oven at 325 for 3 hours or until very tender. Move meat to a cutting board.
  • Place Dutch oven back on the stove. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.
  • Shred meat using two forks. Split rolls, fill with meat. Spoon a bit of sauce over the meat. Serve remaining broth in bowls with sandwiches for dipping.

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Bev @ Bev Cooks February 13, 2013 um 7:02 am

Thaaaaaaat’s so true. Not that I’m writing a cookbook, but I know what you mean. Also, give me that sandwich and dip. No I mean it.


Jackie February 13, 2013 um 9:06 am

And, by the way, why aren’t you writing a cookbook? I will pre-order right now.


Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog February 13, 2013 um 7:37 am

The reading thing, so true. Congrats on all your new writing ventures! Sounds exciting. Thanks for the beer book suggestions – I’m definitely interested in reading more about food and beer pairings.


Jackie February 13, 2013 um 2:39 pm

That Garret Oliver seems pretty amazing, his books look awesome.


Valerie @ From Valerie’s Kitchen February 13, 2013 um 8:14 am

Wow, YUM! This looks amazing Jackie. Beautiful pictures.


Bree {Skinny Mommy} February 13, 2013 um 1:42 pm

You got a lot going on girl! And yet you are still whipping up amazing recipes. Yee haw!


Cassie | Bake Your Day February 13, 2013 um 1:56 pm

I can imagine that finding time to read is tough right now. Hopefully you’ll have some time again soon. And this sandwich – over-the-moon amazing. I’ve always loved french dips!


Jackie February 13, 2013 um 2:38 pm

I’m so tired lately, I just want to take a nap and read a book! Some day.


Ryan February 14, 2013 um 2:54 pm

Why is this a stout French dip when it’s porter?


Jackie February 14, 2013 um 4:20 pm

You can use either. I just though stout sounded better.


Gerry @ Foodness Gracious February 13, 2013 um 2:36 pm

Ay….that looks quite freaking awesome. Quizno’s take note, this is a sandwich!! Is Quizno’s even still around?


Jackie February 13, 2013 um 2:38 pm

Even though I’m not much of a fast food person, I would love for Quiznos to have beer sandwich!


ashley – baker by nature February 13, 2013 um 6:30 pm

OMG Jackie, I LOVE this. Wow… I feel like I screamed that. But really… I want that sandwich!


Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry February 13, 2013 um 7:33 pm

Sleep is for suckers. Besides you will look back on this time and be immensely proud of yourself. You can do it!


Jackie February 13, 2013 um 9:27 pm

Ha! "Sleep is for sucker," I love that 🙂


claire @ the realistic nutritionist February 14, 2013 um 8:30 am

i am usually like so weirded out by french dip b/c the bread gets really weird and wet. but yum. this i need.


katie February 14, 2013 um 8:37 am

This recipe looks awesome and thanks for all the book recs! I am going to Whole Foods today to pick up beer for my Valentine & now I think I might make a stop at the bookstore! I think there are definitely a few reads he would love (since he home brews)!


Jackie February 15, 2013 um 8:40 am

He’s a homebewer?! Thats awesome. I’m going to start to home brew once my life gets a little less hectic.


Belinda @themoonblushbaker February 15, 2013 um 6:52 am

Thank you for book links. I am currently learning my way around the food and beer combos. I hope you enjoy writing your book too, I look forward to when it comes out.


Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies February 15, 2013 um 10:14 am

Well, I guess it’s better to be busy than to be bored, right? 🙂 And it sounds like you’re not going to be bored anytime soon! Good luck with wrapping up your cookbook. The deadlines they have on these things are insane.


Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama February 15, 2013 um 10:50 am

drooling! My favorite sandwich on this planet. And this one looks better than any I have ever made!


Kristi @ Cherry Jasmine February 15, 2013 um 7:10 pm

Looks absolutely delish! I’m making this tomorrow! I bought the ingredients tonight. Can you say "serious yum"?


Doug February 17, 2013 um 4:41 pm

Quick question: Do you cover the Dutch oven when it goes in the oven? I’m making the heck out of this recipe the next time I’ve got my hands on a Chuck roast. Thank you for sharing.


Jackie February 17, 2013 um 4:55 pm

Yes. And I can’t wait to hear how it goes, report back 🙂


a farmer in the dell February 17, 2013 um 10:06 pm

you are a busy lady. And this sandwich looks stinking amazing!


Laura February 18, 2013 um 6:12 am

A few on there I’ve not got on my WishList yet, so thanks! And, I love French Dips anyways – but to add stout to the jus? Soooold 🙂


addie | culicurious February 18, 2013 um 12:52 pm

This looks like an excellent recipe, Jackie. And thanks for sharing the links 🙂


Dorothy Stainbrook March 12, 2013 um 5:43 am

I recently won a "growler" of some wonderful stout at a curling tournament. This looks like the perfect recipe to try some of it with. Only some of it, mind you.


Frida March 19, 2013 um 1:26 am

Oh my goodness!


Adam November 10, 2013 um 3:31 pm

Just finished..this came out very good and was quite the easy recipe..will make again in the future..thanks..


Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles February 24, 2016 um 7:36 am

This French Dip sounds incredible! I love French Dips and now I have to try this stout version 😉


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