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Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe

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Try this family-friendly Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast  Recipe this weekend and enjoy the classic flavors of America with juicy beef and tender vegetables cooked in savory beef broth. 

Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe
Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe

If you are fan of pot recipes, then you must try this delicious and easy-to-cook Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe. Why am I saying copycat? Well, the recipe is inspired from the signature dish of an American buffet and grill restaurant, Golden Corral.
So, if you want to enjoy this restaurant style Golden Corral Pot Roast at home, then the recipe is just for you.

Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe

Many people like crockpot recipes because of the comfort and ease of cooking. Like other crockpot recipes, this golden corral pot roast recipe is also simple and easy to cook, even though it takes a while to cook, it takes little prep time. You just need to roast the beef in a pot, add veggies and beef broth and simmer it for 2.5 to 3 hours to cook and let the flavors meld.

After roasting the meat and gently cooking the vegetables, everything is thrown into a large pot and slow cooked until the chuck roast is melt in your mouth delicious and the vegetables are completely tender and delicious.

Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe
Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe

Served alone or with warm Applebee’s French Onion Soup Recipe, this all-in-one meal is a classic family dinner that will please everyone!

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Ingredients for Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe

  • Chuck Roast: 5 to 6 lbs. beef chuck roast 
  • Salt and Pepper: I used 2 tbsp salt and 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • Oregano: 2 tsp oregano 
  • Cumin: 1 tsp cumin 
  • Chili Powder: 1 tsp chili powder 
  • Onion Powder: 1 tsp onion powder 
  • Garlic Powder: 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • Olive Oil: 2 Tbsp olive oil to sauté veggies 
  • Onion: 1 large onion, 
  • Celery: cut up 3 stalks of celery
  •  Carrots: 4 large carrots,
  •  Garlic Cloves: cut up 6 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • Veggie Seasonings: salt and pepper to season veggies 
  • Oil: 2 to 3 Tbsp oil to sear meat 
  • Butter: 2 Tbsp butter to make sauce 
  • Flour: 3 Tbsp flour 
  • Broth: 2 1/2 cup chicken/beef broth
  • Worcestershire sauce : 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • Tomato Paste: 5 Tbsp tomato paste 
  • Brown sugar: 4 Tbsp brown sugar 
  • Bay leaves: 3 bay leaves 
  • Thyme: About 1 handful of fresh thyme
  • Rosemary: 4 to 5 sprigs of rosemary

How to Make Slow Cooker Golden Corral Pot Roast?

Start by seasoning the chuck roast with salt and pepper on both sides. To infuse flavor in chuck roast, tap the roast lightly on all sides. Use a large pan, and fry the veggies for 2 to 3 minutes, add salt and pepper. Remove the veggies from pan, set aside and sear the seasoned roast on all sides, until its nicely browned. This helps to lock in the flavors. Once its done, remove the roast from pot, and set it aside.

Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe

In the same pan, add butter and flour and make roux, then add chicken or beef broth, water, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, and brown sugar, and bring it to a simmer.

Now take a crock pot, and add sautéed veggies, chuck roast and broth sauce, and let it simmer for 2.5 to 3 hours. You can also add bay leaves, fresh thyme and some springs of rosemary in pot roast. Cover and cook on low flame until meat is tendered. Once its done, remove the pot from heat and discard the bay leaves, thyme and rosemary from the pot roast.

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Slice or shred the pot roast, and serve it alongside the vegetables with a ladle of the delicious broth sauce. Enjoy the classic American flavors of Golden Corral Pot Roast along with Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

Pro Tips

Chuck Roast: opt for choosing right marbled chuck roast, it will add the flavor and richness to the pot roast.

Sear the Roast: Searing the meat before slow-cooking is a crucial step, this helps to lock the flavors and caramelize the surface of roast. Make sure your pot is hot before placing the meat in, and don’t overcrowd the pot, sear in batches if needed.

Low and Slow: To get that melt in your mouth tenderness, cook the pot roast at a low and slow simmer. Use Dutch oven or a slow cooker for the best results.

Rest before serving: Allow the pot roast to rest for a few minutes before slicing. this will help to ensure a moist and flavorful result.

Customize the Vegetables: In this recipe, I am using carrots, onion and celery, but you can also use potatoes, green beans or any of your favorite veggie to suit your taste.

Enhance the gravy: If you want a thick gravy, make flour roux by adding flour, butter, and broth and cook for few minutes to thicken it up.

Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe

Can I make the Pot Roast Ahead of Time?

Pot roast actually tastes even better when made ahead and reheated. The flavors have more time to meld. Try making the pot roast a day in advance to get the best flavor of Golden Corral Pot Roast.

How to store the leftovers?

If you have leftover pot roast, cool it properly before storing. Leave it at room temperature for at least 2 hours. Use airtight container or plastic bag to store the pot roast properly. Leftover pot roast can be kept in refrigerator for 3, 4 days, and to use the pot roast within dew days, try labeling the container properly.

Reheat the pot roast in oven or stove top on low heat when you are ready to enjoy it. Ensure the meat reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) to ensure it’s safe to eat.

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Can you freeze the pot roast for longer time period?

If you don’t have plan to use the pot roast within few days, you must freeze it properly. Double wrap the container with plastic wrap or use aluminum foil, and don’t forget to label the container properly. Properly wrapped and stored pot roast can keep its taste and freshness for 2 to 3 months.

Thaw the pot roast overnight in the refrigerator, when you are ready to enjoy your frozen leftovers. Then reheat the pot roast in microwave, oven or stove top. Just ensure the meat reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) to ensure it’s safe to eat.

Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe

Recipe by Zanib MughalCourse: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

3

hours 
Calories

350

kcal

Try this easy-to-make golden corral pot roast recipe in slow cooker. Made with tender beef, savory veggies and rich flavors in one delicious dish!

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 lbs. beef chuck roast 

  • 1 large onion

  • 3 stalks of celery

  • 4 large carrots

  • 6 cloves of garlic

  • 2 to 3 Tbsp oil

  • 2 Tbsp butter

  • 3 Tbsp flour

  • 2 1/2 cup chicken/beef broth

  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 

  • 5 Tbsp tomato paste

  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar 

  • 3 bay leaves

  • About 1 handful of fresh thyme

  • 4 to 5 sprigs of rosemary

  • Salt and Pepper

  • 2 tsp oregano 

  • 1 tsp cumin 

  • 1 tsp chili powder 

  • 1 tsp onion powder 

  • 1 tsp garlic powder 

Directions

  • Start by seasoning the chuck roast with salt and pepper on both sides.Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe
  • Use a large pan, and fry the veggies for 2 to 3 minutes, add salt and pepper.Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe
  • Remove the veggies from pan, set aside and sear the seasoned roast on all sides, until its nicely browned.Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe
  • In the same pan, add butter and flour and make roux, then add chicken or beef broth, water, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, and brown sugar, and bring it to a simmer.Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe
  • Now take a crock pot, and add sautéed veggies, chuck roast and broth sauce, and let it simmer for 2.5 to 3 hours. Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe
  • You can also add bay leaves, fresh thyme and some springs of rosemary in pot roast.Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe
  • Cover and cook on low flame until meat is tendered. Once its done, remove the pot from heat and discard the bay leaves, thyme and rosemary from the pot roast.Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe
  • Slice or shred the pot roast, and serve it alongside the vegetables with a ladle of the delicious broth sauce.Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe
  • Enjoy the classic American flavors of Golden Corral Pot Roast along with Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes.Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe

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Your Queries Got Answered!

What cut of meat is used for pot roast?

well-marbled cut of beef is typically used for pot roast, and for pot roast chuck, round roast or brisket is a popular choice.

What is tavern style pot roast?

Tavern-style pot roast typically refers to a hearty, slow-cooked beef roast prepared with a rich, flavorful sauce, often including onions, carrots, and potatoes, which is a comforting and classic Make dishes.

How to get more flavor in pot roast?

Sear the meat before slow cooking, use a well-seasoned broth and include aromatic herbs and spices to enhance the flavor of pot roast.

Does pot roast get more tender the longer you cook it?

Yes, pot roast generally becomes more tender the longer it is cooked, as the slow cooking process helps break down the tough connective tissues in the meat, resulting in a melt-in-your-mouth texture. However, overcooking can make it dry, so there is a sweet spot for optimal tenderness.

Is beef chuck the same as pot roast?

Beef chuck is often used for pot roast, but they are not the same. Pot roast is a cooking method, while beef chuck usually refers to the specific piece of meat used for pot roast.

What is the cheapest cut of meat for pot roast?

The cheapest cut of meat for pot roast is typically beef chuck roast.

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