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Polynesian Roast Beef Recipe
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Polynesian Roast Beef Recipe

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“This easy and delicious recipe came from my sister and has been a family favorite for years,” says Annette Mosbarger in Falcon, Colorado. Pineapple and peppers add color and taste.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:10-11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 10-11 servings


  • 1 beef top round roast (3-1/4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons browning sauce, optional
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened sliced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced


  1. Cut roast in half; brush with browning sauce if desired. Combine the flour, salt and pepper; rub over meat. Place onion in a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with roast.
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; refrigerate the pineapple. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and ginger; whisk in the broth, soy sauce, garlic and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Add pineapple and green pepper. Cook 1 hour longer or until meat is tender. Yield: 10-11 servings.
Originally published as Polynesian Roast Beef in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p41

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"'Cause i'm allergic i substitute the pineapples for mandarin oranges it was amazing i make it every chance i get"

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"We liked this recipe at our home. We did omit the green peppers and I used chunked pineapple and like that a bit more so everyone could have the pineapple. It looked just as good on the serving plate as well."

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010

"We like the taste of the beef. I forgot the peppers but it was good anyway. Nice to a recipe on hand to mix this up a bit."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"I think I sliced the onions a little too thin because they just sort of dissolved into the juices and I omitted the peppers because none of us like them...but this was delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"Well I'm not one to modify recipes but I did this with a pork tenderloin instead of beef and it's was awesome. Will try it with beef in the future.

Thank YOU!!!"

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