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Slow-Cooked Hoisin Pot Roast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours


10 servings

One day my husband commented that he loves plums and meat. The next time I put a roast in the slow cooker, I added some plums. He was onto something! —Jackie Cole, Dunnellon, Florida
Slow-Cooked Hoisin Pot Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 medium plums or 6 pitted dried plums (prunes), halved


  1. Place onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown meat. Transfer meat to slow cooker. Combine water and hoisin sauce; pour over meat. Top with plums. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 8-10 hours. If desired, skim fat.

Nutrition Facts

7 ounces cooked meat with 1/4 cup sauce: 389 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 488mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.

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  • Penny
    Feb 2, 2021

    I love hoisin sauce so thought I would love this pot roast. Wrong. I did not enjoy the flavor at all. Perhaps it was the onion that changed the flavor. Fortunately, I have two dogs who didn't mind it; they got all of it.

  • jimmie.smith
    Aug 14, 2020

    What book/magazine was this in?

  • Jacqueline
    Aug 21, 2017

    Thank you all so much for the wonderful reviews. I am do glad yall like it as much as we do

  • dacialeann
    Aug 20, 2017

    Very tasty! Made as directed, was very easy to put together and turned out very tender. I've never thought of cooking a roast with hoisin before and I'm so glad I tried this. I served it over mashed potatoes.

  • jetluvs2cook
    Feb 28, 2017

    Oh my! Oh my! Oh my!!!!!!! Sooooooo delicious!!!!! It just melts in your mouth tender!!!! Easy to prepare and just put it in the crock pot and let it cook away!!! I served with brown rice and steamed veggies!!

  • NH-rescue
    Feb 13, 2017

    Delicious! Roast was extremely tender, hoisin sauce plus drippings made a great sauce, and even the dried plums added to the flavor (who would have thought?) Can't wait to try it again!

  • sherryelaine6
    Feb 9, 2017

    We can't eat onions or plums because of allergies so I subbed carrot for the onions and left out the plums. This was without a doubt the BEST roast I have ever made. My husband couldn't stop raving about it. The carrots were wonderful. Wish I had added more. Triple yum!

  • Kasha
    Feb 6, 2017

    made this for the takeout beef fried rice. turned out really well, will make again. used a shoulder blade roast as they dont call them chuck up here!