Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. develops and operates the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant and retail concept in the United States. Its restaurants provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The company’s gift shops offer various decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts, apparel, toys, music CD’s, cookware, old-fashioned-looking ceramics, figurines, a book-on-audio sale-and-exchange program, and various other gift items, as well as candies, preserves, pies, cornbread mixes, coffee, syrups, pancake mixes, and other food items. As of September 18, 2012, it operated 620 stores in 42 states. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.



Roast Beef

Cracker Barrel Copycat Recipe

Serves 4-6

3 lb. chuck roast
1/2 can beef broth
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 or 2 cloves garlic
1 medium onion, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 bay leaf
dash of salt and pepper

Wash chuck roast. Season generously with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Coat with flour. Place floured roast into oiled skillet and brown lightly on both sides. While browning roast, add diced onions to skillet. Transfer roast and onions to greased crock-pot. Toss in whole garlic cloves and bay leaf. Pour in 1/2 can beef broth over roast and add salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.


  1. This is the best recipe that I have ever try so far, Love it! thank you very much for sharing with us :)

    1. Does it actually tast like Cracker Barrel roast beef, very soft and tender ?

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  2. Does it actually turn out like Cracker Barrel roast beef that so tender that melt in your mouth? Coz I love their roast beef so much that I don't even want to try other then roast beef when ever I dine there :)

    1. Hi Kean, I made this roast tonight and while it doesn't taste exactly like Cracker Barrel it's just was tender and juicy as Cracker Barrel's. Hope that helps you!

  3. Seriously delicious! I've made it countless times since finding the recipe and I never have leftovers! I pair it with mashed potatoes and it's heavenly. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I have been making my roast beef this way forever! It is perfection!

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  6. I usually cover mine with water to make the gravy. How is just half a can of beef broth enough to keep this from drying out? I am trying this tonight.