Slow-Cooker Chinese Barbecue Beef

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 7 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/4 cup hoisin sauce

1/4 cup honey

3 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon sambal oelek (or other Asian chili sauce)

1 2-pound boneless beef chuck roast, halved lengthwise

2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

4 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 turnip, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Cooked white rice, for serving (optional)

Sliced scallions, for topping


  1. Whisk 1/2 cup water, the hoisin sauce, honey, ketchup, soy sauce and sambal oelek in a medium bowl. Season the beef all over with the Chinese five-spice powder, salt and pepper. Combine the carrots and turnip in a 6- to 8-quart slow cooker. Add the beef and top with the hoisin mixture; turn to coat. Cover and cook on low until the beef is very tender, 7 1/2 hours.
  2. Remove the vegetables to a bowl using a slotted spoon. Shred the beef with two forks; stir in the sauce to coat. Serve the beef with the vegetables and rice; top with scallions.