Cracker Barrel-Style Roast Beef

The smell of a roast in the oven is often associated with Sunday dinners, lazy lunch-ins and any other time comfort food is the menu of the day. Roast beef has always been a favorite for many, for its richness in flavor and tenderness when cooked. A classic that stands out and always gets rave reviews, is the Cracker Barrel-Style Roast Beef.

The beauty of this recipe is that with a few ingredients and a few hours, you can whip up a wonderful meal that’s sure to please any crowd. The combination of flavors gives the roast a deliciously unique flavor and will make it a favorite in the meal rotation.

This recipe is easy to make and requires simple ingredients:

  • 3-4 pound chuck roast
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Rinse the roast and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the onion soup mix, pepper, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Pour the mixture into an oven-safe dish or roasting pan.
  3. Place the roast in the oven-safe dish or pan and place in preheated oven.
  4. Roast for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast registers 145°F. Turn the heat down to 300°F if the roast seems to be cooking too fast.
  5. Remove the roast from the oven and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. This helps the roast retain its juices.
  6. Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy.

Cracker Barrel-Style Roast Beef is a delicious entree that is certain to be a hit with family and friends. By using a few simple ingredients, you can quickly and easily make a flavorful and moist roast that’s sure to be a favorite.