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Updated: Feb 16


Sweet, spicy, and loaded with protein! This barbecue beef recipe is extremely versatile! It can be made in bulk and combined with any number of potential side dishes to suit your flavor of the day. Do you know what that means? This protein option is great for both meal prepping and feeding large families!

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 7.5hrs

Servings: 4

Level: Beginner


  1. 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

  2. 1/4 cup honey

  3. 3 tablespoons ketchup

  4. 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  5. 1 tablespoon Sriracha

  6. 2lbs boneless beef chuck roast, halved lengthwise

  7. 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder

  8. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  9. 4 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  10. 1 turnip, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  11. Cooked white rice, for serving (optional, pictured)

  12. Sliced scallions, for topping (optional, not pictured)


  1. Whisk 1/2 cup water, hoisin sauce, honey, ketchup, soy sauce and Sriracha 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.

NUTRITION INFO (1serving, without rice):

-450 cals

-10g fat

-39g carbs

-52g protein

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