Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe

Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe

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Our Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe will make you the star at dinner parties and celebrations! For this recipe, we copied the signature dish from American buffet and grill restaurant, Golden Corral. Feed your loved ones a hearty and savory dish with this classic. The baked meat and vegetables join together to make a rich flavor that’s sure to leave everyone full and happy.
Pot roast is always the perfect meal for family get-togethers and special occasions. It’s filling to eat, thanks to the large chunks of meat and heavy vegetables like potatoes and carrots. For the meat, you can use either brisket, steak, or ribs. It’s also famed for the explosive flavor it has because of the way it’s cooked. First, the beef is browned, then added into a pot along with vegetables and broth. Finally, it’s slowly cooked in an oven, with the thick meat slowly tenderizing. It oozes off delicious juices, mixing with the vegetables and broth. The payoff is succulent meat and a rich pool of mouthwatering gravy.
Our Golden Corral-inspired Pot Roast Recipe is easy to follow even if it looks hard to try. You won’t take too long in the kitchen either. You can leave the dish to slowly cook in the oven while you do other important things. The end result is rewarding, since a great recipe is sure to bring warmth to any household. It’s also a classic recipe that everyone should make at least once in their lives. Last but not least, no pot roast is complete without its signature side dish, mashed potatoes. Partner this dish with our Outback-inspired Garlicky Mashed Potatoes and dinner is set!


Treat your family some tender, baked meat and vegetables for dinner. Enjoy pot roast oozing with flavorful juices in this Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast recipe. It’s perfect for dinner celebrations and family gatherings like Thanksgiving!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onions, diced
  • 2 ½ lb brisket
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • ½ lb. baking potatoes, preferably Yukon Gold
  • 3 cups carrots, diced
  • ¼ lb. green beans
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees C.

  2. Heat olive oil in a pot.

  3. Add onions and sauté. Remove onions when cooked and set aside.

  4. Using the same pot, add brisket. Cook on all sides. When cooked, remove and set aside.

  5. Add beef broth, potatoes, carrots, green beans, onions, beef broth, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper in the same pot.

  6. Cover pot and bake in the oven for 1 ½ hours to 2 hours.

  7. Slice the brisket into medium-sized pieces. Serve and enjoy while hot!

Recipe Notes

It's important that your brisket is thoroughly cooked on all sides when cooking pot roast. Don't rush by cooking your meat over high heat. This might burn the brisket outside, but leave its inside raw. Browning each side also helps in properly releasing the flavors of the meat.

Also, keep in mind that you’re cooking a pot roast, not a stew. Watch out for the amount of beef broth you pour into the pot. Too little and it might come out dry, while adding too much might turn it into a soup.


  • Sugar: 3g
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  • Calcium: 37mg
  • Calories: 252kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 695mg
  • Protein: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 825mg
  • Vitamin A: 6508IU
  • Vitamin C: 7mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Do you have to brown a roast before putting it in the crockpot?

We recommend browning the meat for this recipe. However, it’s not needed if you choose to have your meat medium-rare. Although, the upside to cooking meat until its surface is crusty brown is that its flavors are properly released. This greatly improves the taste of your pot roast to have a natural meaty flavor.

What is the difference between a pot roast and roast beef?

The two may seem like similar dishes but they are in fact cooked differently. You’ll need a certain amount of liquid like water, wine, or broth when cooking pot roast. On the other hand, you won’t need that for roast beef because it’s cooked dry.

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Our Copycat Golden Corral Pot Roast Recipe is the smartest choice for filling loved ones’ bellies with something that’s both satiating and delicious. With our clear and easy-to-follow steps, you won't need to scroll through hundreds of recipes to find the best pot roast recipe. You can start cooking now! And if there are leftovers, everyone can bring a piece back to their homes.
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