Cracker Barrel Mushroom Braised Pot Roast

Do you love the Cracker Barrel? Recently they served the Cracker Barrel Mushroom Braised Pot Roast. It was the most tender roast beef with succulent mushrooms.

Homemade Cracker Barrel Mushroom Braised Pot Roast in a serving dish.

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What makes this recipe special? It is the slow cooking of the roast; I also like that their mushrooms don’t turn into mush during the cooking process. The Cracker Barrel describes the roast as a USDA Choice chuck roast is topped with sliced fresh mushrooms, then slow-cooked in our mushroom sauce. I thought this was great to this roast beef recipe.

This is a pot roast, so it is going to be cooked in juices, I think their choice of the chuck roast makes this one completely delicious because the meat is marbled giving you a lot of flavors. I also love that the roast makes it’s gravy while you are cooking it. Serve this with some mashed potatoes, and you have dinner.

I did vary my cooking technique slightly from theirs. I chose not to put in any mushroom flavor in the cooking process. I thought it gave the meat an earthy taste that I did not like.

Instead, I used a product called Gravy Master this added a lot of flavors. I found Gravy Master at Kroger grocery store. You may want to order it on Amazon. Gravy Master 2 oz. (3-Pack). If you can’t find it, I would use a little beef base, or even add a beef bouillon cube to the cooking.

The Cracker Barrel used white button mushrooms. I prefer the small portobellos, shiitake, or even a combination of white button mushrooms and the small portobellos. I think when you layer the flavors you get a better result.

This recipe can be made either in a crockpot slow cooker, the oven, or my favorite cooking appliance, the Instant Pot. Any of these methods will do just fine.

Homemade Cracker Barrel pot roast and mashed potatoes in a serving dish.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for the Cracker Barrel Mushroom Braised Pot Roast. If you like the Cracker Barrel be sure to check out these other favorite recipes.

Cracker Barrel Sunday Chicken
Cracker Barrel Cheddar Chicken
Cracker Barrel Chocolate Pie
Cracker Barrel Sprouts and Kale Salad

Cracker Barrel Mushroom Braised Pot Roast on a plate

Cracker Barrel Mushroom Braised Pot Roast

You can make a delicious Cracker Barrel Mushroom Braised Pot Roast at home.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cracker Barrel Mushroom Braised Pot Roast, Pot Roast
Servings: 10
Calories: 392kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons gravy master
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms sliced or white button mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Instant Pot Directions

  • Season roast with salt and pepper. Add vegetable oil to the Instant Pot. Sear roast on all sides until brown. Add 1 chopped onion to the Instant Pot along with 2 cups of beef broth, and 2 tablespoons of Gravy Master. Use the meat setting button for 90 minutes. Allow the pot to release by using the natural release method. 
  • While the pot is releasing the pressure, naturally saute 1 pound of sliced mushrooms butter. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the mushrooms while sauteing. When mushrooms are cooked through add to the roast. 

Slow cooker Directions

  • Season roast with salt and pepper. Add vegetable oil to the large skillet oven. Sear roast on all sides until brown. Add 1 chopped onion to the slow cooker along with 2 cups of beef broth, and 2 tablespoons of Gravy Master. Cook for about six hours on low. When the cooking is almost completed saute 1 pound of sliced mushrooms butter. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the mushrooms while sauteing. When mushrooms are cooked through add to the roast.

How to make in the Oven

  • Season roast with salt and pepper. Add vegetable oil to the large Dutch oven. Sear roast on all sides until brown. Add 1 chopped onion to the Dutch oven along with 2 cups of beef broth, and 2 tablespoons of Gravy Master. 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook the roast for 30 minutes for each pound of beef. When you remove the roast from the oven saute 1 pound of sliced mushrooms butter. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the mushrooms while sauteing. When mushrooms are cooked through add to the roast.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 782mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 4.2mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Tricia

    3 stars
    This roast beef recipe was quite good and very tender made in my Breville pot, but no where near like Cracker Barrel’s roast beef. I despair of ever making roast beef like Cracker Barrel.

  2. Cheryl

    I have made this a few times since eating the dish at CB this winter. Your recipe is amazing. I make it as is and comes out great. I have the Kitchen Boquet in my area. Thanks!

  3. Margaret

    We have a Brazilian Steakhouse in Napa and I loved their Black Beans and Pork, I am usually not a fan of black beans, but it was really good. Just a thought …..

  4. Jim Mann

    This looks great. But where is the recipe ??? I do not see the recipe in this post. My wife actually ordered this dish at CB and it was great. I would like to attempt to recreate it but all I have is the video in this post. Any help would be appreciated.

  5. Linda Abuelghanam

    Did you make the mushroom braised pot roast in a presure cooker. I have a wonderful automatic pressure cooker (not the old type that used to blow up when my mom used it….i have a fear of flyiing carrots to this day). Ate the instructions diffecent in any way?

  6. Angie

    Mmmm, this roast looks good! I love Cracker Barrel’s roast. Have you ever had Rainforest Cafe’s roast? I love the way they serve it over mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  7. Marlene Sabba

    All of your cooking METHODS somehow include the Instant Pot. (Please look at all of your printed “methods” and you will see the Insta Pot pop up in every one…)This is obviously an error, but it makes cooking this recipe hard to follow. I don’t even know what that is…being a Pressure Cooker user from my mom. (I can’t see doing ANYTHING for 5-6 hours when you can do it in an hour with a pressure cooker! My 2 Corned Beefs cooked for i hour, then I removed the meat and did the cabbage, carrots and potatoes in the beef liquid for an additional 10 minutes!)

    • Stephanie

      Thank you for your note. I did have an error in the recipe. I appreciate you took the time out to let me know. I have corrected the Crock Pot, and Oven directions.

      I too, love using a pressure cooker when I can.

      Thank you for checking out the recipe.

    • Isabelle Spioch

      How thoughtful of you to give several cooking methods. I followed croclpot instructions and it was perfect – tender and full of flavor. Will use this recipe often. Thanks again

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