Once in a while, my husband and I go to Golden Corral for their buffet. One of the dishes on their buffet that I really like is their pot roast. It is always very tender and the vegetables are also good. This Slow Cooker Tavern Style Pot Roast is my semi homemade take on that dish. It is one of my favorite crock pot recipes.Imagine how your home will smell when this delicious recipe has been cooking in the slow cooker all day?
This Tavern Style Pot Roast in easy to make in a Crock Pot.
I say semi homemade because I cheat to make it by using Campbell’s slow cooker sauces. Their tavern style pot roast sauce is slightly sweet and adds just the flavor that I want to the recipe. (affiliate link)
I added some carrots, whole green beans, and potatoes as well as a can of Stewed Italian tomatoes. This naughty carrot made it into my bag of organic carrots. It seemed such a shame to chop him into chunks, but I had to take a photo of him first. (it is the first naughty veggie I have found in a retail bag. They normally come from my garden and get curated out of the normal grocery store. Some one had a good sense of humor to leave him for me!) Eat your heart out guys!
I also brown my meat first so that it caramelizes the flavor of the beef. It is one of my top slow cooker tricks to avoid disasters in the crock pot. (see my list of 15 crock pot mistakes here.) I dredge my beef in flour mixed with salt, pepper, fresh thyme and fresh rosemary for extra flavor) and then saute it in olive oil on all sides.
Veggies go into the slow cooker first (they take longer to cook) and then the meat, canned tomatoes and my Campbell’s sauce. Then cook it on low for 7 hours and it’s done.
Serve the tavern style pot roast with cheesy biscuits and you have a hearty dish that is simple to make and will delight your family. No need for Golden Corral tonight!
Team this recipe up with my Red Lobster Copycat cheddar bay biscuits and you will wonder why you ever do take out!