Sue Bee® Honey Irish Pot Roast

Add this hearty and flavorful Irish Pot Roast to the dinner menu, and you won’t be disappointed.


  • 1/2 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 2 cups leeks, chopped
  • 2 cups parsnips, chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 14-oz can Beef broth
  • 4- to 5-lb beef pot roast: rump, top round or 7-blade
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp each, salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In medium bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper.
  • Dredge roast in flour mixture, coating all sides.
  • Reserve remaining flour mixture.
  • In large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the roast and sear top, bottom and sides until well browned, about 4 to 5 minutes each.
  • Add Sue Bee® honey, broth, cider garlic and thyme.
  • Cover and roast in oven for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Add vegetables, cover and cook 1 hour more, or until meat is fork-tender.
  • Remove meat and vegetables to a platter and keep warm.
  • To prepare gravy, add cold water to reserved flour mixture.
  • Whisk water-flour mixture into juices in Dutch oven pan, then place pan over medium-high heat and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Continue to stir and cook until thickened.
  • Spoon over meat and vegetables.

Slow Cooker Directions

  • Brown meat as directed above.
  • Place vegetables in bottom of slow cooker and meat on top, cutting as needed to fit.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except water.
  • Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours.
  • Prepare gravy as above.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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