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Cracker Barrel Beef Stew Copycat Recipe

Out of all the beef stew recipes you've tried, you just can't beat the home-style flavor of Cracker Barrel!

Updated January 25, 2018
Copycat Cracker Barrel Beef Stew
Copycat Cracker Barrel Beef Stew
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For the ultimate cozy country dish, try this Copycat Cracker Barrel Beef Stew. The easy stew recipe is hearty and loaded with beef, carrots, potatoes, and peas. This is the perfect easy dinner recipe to make for company. A giant pot of this beef stew will go a long way and make everyone happy. The comfort food recipe will warm you up on the chilliest of days. This Cracker Barrel recipe is delicious on its own or served on a bed of egg noodles.

Beef stew has to be one of the ultimate comfort foods, especially as the weather starts getting colder. It also makes for the perfect Sunday football dish! Thanks to this Cracker Barrel copycat, you can enjoy the tastiest beef stew around. Your friends and family will be begging you for the recipe.


  • 1 pound stewing beef, in medium sized chunks
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 quart beef broth
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup peas


  1. Mix the flour with salt and pepper to taste, and toss with the meat.

  2. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a large pot and over medium high heat brown beef in flour, add all the flour.

  3. Stir often so the flour and meat, don't burn, but brown nicely. Remove meat to a plate.

  4. Add the last tablespoon of oil and saute the onion until translucent scraping up an browned bits from the meat.

  5. Transfer the meat back to the pot, add the potatoes and carrots. Add the stock and ketchup. Stir well to combine.

  6. Simmer over low heat, stirring often for 1 1/2 hours. Adjust seasoning.

  7. Add frozen peas just before serving. Stir to defrost and serve.

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  3. Copycat Cracker Barrel Coke Cake -  You'll have your family over a barrel when you bake up this amazing sweet confection. Copycat Cracker Barrel Coke Cake is a knockoff of one of the best restaurant dessert recipes out there.

  4. Homestyle Mashed Potatoes Cracker Barrel Style - If you are looking for an easy side dish recipe that can be served with a plethora of meals, then this recipe for Homestyle Mashed Potatoes Cracker Barrel Style is just what you need. The light and creamy mashed potatoes are stupidly easy to make with little work.

  5. Copycat Cracker Barrel Green Beans - If you're looking for an awe-inspiring side dish recipes, look no further than Cracker Barrel restaurant recipes like this one for Copycat Cracker Barrel Green Beans. Made with simple seasonings and bacon, it's a tasty side for any meal.

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SO GOOD! And the perfect dinner for a cold evening.


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