Crockpot Beer Potatoes: The Perfect Texan Side Dish for Your BBQ

Howdy y’all! Today, we’re talking about a dish that’s as easy as it is delicious—Crockpot Beer Potatoes. Whether you’re preparing for a backyard barbecue, a family gathering, or just a casual dinner, this recipe is a Texan favorite that you can whip up in no time. It’s the perfect side dish to complement your grilling without taking up too much of your time or effort.

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  • Potatoes (one per guest for regular russet potatoes, or two to three per guest if using new potatoes)
  • Beer (your favorite kind)
  • Real butter
  • Garlic
  • Herbs (optional)
  • Chopped onions or chives (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ranch seasoning
  • Cheese (optional)
  • Bacon (optional)


  • Crockpot or slow cooker
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Measuring cups (if you want to be exact)

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Preparation Steps

  • Wash and Cut the Potatoes: You can leave the potatoes whole or cut them into chunks—whichever you prefer.
  • Load the Crockpot: Add the potatoes to the crockpot, followed by your beer.  Then, add Ranch seasoning, salt, and pepper. Toss in the butter, any herbs you like, cheese, and bacon (either pre-cooked or raw, your choice).
  • Cook: Set the crockpot to high and cook for 4-5 hours, depending on the thickness of your potatoes. Stir occasionally if you like, but it’s not necessary. Cook until the potatoes are tender and done.

Serving Suggestions

This dish pairs beautifully with any barbecue, grilled steak, chicken, or anything you’ve got smoking on the cooker. Focus on your grilling and enjoying your company, while the crockpot does all the work. Garnish with sour cream, extra toppings, fresh chives, or anything else you fancy to add a bit of flair.

Crockpot Beer Potatoes

Tips and Variations

  • Potatoes: Use any kind you have on hand. For a fancier touch, try purple potatoes for added color.
  • Add-Ins: Make the dish unique by adding bell peppers, red onions, or jalapeños for an extra kick.
  • Customization: This recipe is incredibly versatile. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your taste.


Crockpot Beer Potatoes are a super tasty, easy dish to put together, perfect for when you have company and want to spend more time with your guests rather than in the kitchen. If you enjoy this simple recipe, let us know! Share your results, leave a comment, and subscribe for more delicious Texan recipes. Come see us at one of our two locations at the Red River Steakhouse!

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When Will is not behind the grill at one of his two Red River Steakhouses in Amarillo and McLean, Texas , He can be found exploring new recipes, researching the latest grilling gadgets, or sharing his culinary adventures on social media. Join Will Frost on as he embarks on a flavorful journey, unlocking the secrets to mastering outdoor cooking and creating unforgettable meals that bring people together.

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