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Slow Cooker Tavern Style Pot Roast and Vegetables

This Slow Cooker Tavern Style Pot Roast is my semi homemade take on a dish from Golden Corral.  It is one of my favorite crock pot recipes.

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.  Slow Cooker Tavern Style Pot Roast

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)

Tavern style pot roast sauceThe instructions on the package say just to add meat, but I am not satisfied with that.  What I love about the Golden Corral dish is the combination of meat and vegetables.

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!

This naughty carrot made his way into my Tavern style pot roast.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.

Slow Cooker Tavern Style Pot RoastServe the tavern style pot roast with cheesy biscuits and you have a hearty dish that is simple to make and will delight  your family.

Team this recipe up with my cheddar bay biscuits for the perfect way to sop up that gravy!

Yield: 4

Slow Cooker Tavern Style Pot Roast and Vegetables

Slow Cooker Tavern Style Pot Roast and Vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes



  1. Combine the flour, salt, pepper and spices in a gallon sized zip lock bag. Add the chunks of beef and shake well to coat the meat.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and brown the meat over medium high heat, turning to cook well on all sides.
  3. While the meat is browning, prepare the vegetables and add to the bottom of the crock pot.
  4. Layer the cooked meat and pour over the stewed tomatoes.
  5. Add the pot roast sauce and cover and cook on low for about 7 hours or high for 4 hours.
  6. Serve with cheesy biscuits

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Friday 21st of January 2022

I’ve used those packets in the past, Two days even. There is something off about the flavor. I can’t pinpoint it. It’s not bad it’s just needs to be different/better. I’m in search for a really good recipe base that I can tweak as I please.


Saturday 11th of May 2019

This wiil be my mother's day entree.

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