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Copycat Cracker Barrel Roast Beef Recipe:

This roast beef Cracker Barrel is the best comfort food. It is loaded with flavor and easy to make. This roast is slow cooked all day for a tender and juicy roast and perfect to serve with mashed potatoes.

We love making copycat recipes and this is one of our favorites. Now you can make your favorite Cracker Barrel recipe at home.

Roast and gravy in a slow cooker with a wooden spoon

Does Cracker Barrel have a Roast Beef Dinner?

Yes, they still offer the Roast Beef Dinner. It is slow cooker and served with your favorite 2 sides.

Ingredients needed - chuck roast, salt and pepper, oregano, garlic powder, olive oil, onion, french onion soup, beef broth, cornstarch

Ingredients: 

  • Chuck Roast 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Dried Oregano 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Yellow Onion (diced) 
  • French Onion Soup 
  • Beef Broth 
  • Cornstarch 

How to Make Cracker Barrel Roast Beef: 

  • Step 1 – Pat the roast dry and season it with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried oregano. 
  • Step 2 – Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Once hot, add the chuck roast and sear the chuck roast for 2-3 minutes per side until browned.  Remove the roast from the skillet and place it in a slow cooker.  
  • Step 3 – Add the diced onions and sauté until the onions are soft (5-7 minutes).  Then transfer these ingredients to the slow cooker with the roast. 
  • Step 4 – Pour the French onion soup and beef broth on top. 
  • Step 5 – Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours until the roast is fork tender. 
  • Step 6 – Remove the roast from the crock pot and shred it with 2 forks. 
  • Step 7 – Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water and stir this mixture into the juices in the crock pot. Cover and cook on high until the juices begin to thicken. 
  • Step 8 – Add the shredded beef back to the crock pot and stir it into the sauce to coat it with the sauce in the crock pot. 
  • Step 9 – Serve warm with your favorite sides and enjoy! 
Roast on a plate with mashed potatoes and gravy with peas and carrots

How to Thicken Gravy:

We like to make cornstarch slurry to thicken the gravy. Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and then stir into the gravy. Turn the crock pot on high until the sauce thickens.

A serving of roast in gravy on a wooden spoon

Recipe Tips:

  • Cook the Roast – You can cook this recipe on high in the crock pot but we prefer it on low as the beef is more tender.
  • Sear the Roast – Before placing the roast in the slow cooker, we recommend searing the roast with salt.
  • Shred the Roast – Shred the roast on a cutting board and add back to slow cooker.
Roast on a plate with mashed potatoes and gravy with peas and carrots

Variations:

  • Roast – You can use an arm roast instead of chuck roast in this recipe if you prefer.
  • Change Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning. We have even used a onion soup mix packet for added flavor.
  • Cook Vegetables – Add carrots and potatoes to the crock pot with the roast for a complete meal idea.
Shredded roast on a fork

What to Serve with Cracker Barrel Roast Beef:

How to Store:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  

Roast on a plate with mashed potatoes and gravy with peas and carrots

How to Freeze:

Place your leftovers in a freezer safe container and freeze for 3 months. When ready to serve, allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

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Cracker Barrel Roast Beef

5 from 41 votes
This cracker barrel roast beef copycat recipe is very easy to make and tastes amazing! Try copycat cracker barrel roast beef recipe today
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 462

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pat the roast dry and season it with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried oregano.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Once hot, add the chuck roast and sear the chuck roast for 2-3 minutes per side until browned.  Remove the roast from the skillet and place it in a slow cooker.
  • Add the diced onions and sauté until the onions are soft (5-7 minutes).  Then transfer these ingredients to the slow cooker with the roast.
  • Pour the French onion soup and beef broth on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours until the roast is fork tender.
  • Remove the roast from the crock pot and shred it with 2 forks.
  • Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water and stir this mixture into the juices in the crock pot. Cover and cook on high until the juices begin to thicken.
  • Add the shredded beef back to the crock pot and stir it into the sauce to coat it with the sauce in the crock pot.
  • Serve warm with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can cook this recipe on high in the crock pot but we prefer it on low as the beef is more tender! 
You can use an arm roast instead of chuck roast in this recipe if you prefer.
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 462kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 45g, Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 15g, Trans Fat 2g, Cholesterol 158mg, Sodium 1352mg, Potassium 1001mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 39IU, Vitamin C 0.01mg, Calcium 58mg, Iron 5mg

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