Slow Cooker Vietnamese Pot Roast

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This slow cooker Vietnamese pot roast combines a boneless beef roast with classic Asian flavors and cooks it for hours until it's tender, juicy, and perfect. Serve with rice, it's a delicious Asian-themed dish the entire family will love.

Closeup shot of slow cooker Vietnamese pot rust with Asian sauce.

I love pot roast, and I love Asian food. That makes this one of the best beef recipes ever in my opinion. Even the kids love all the flavors in this delicious pot roast, and I love how easy it is to make. I just mix the ingredients and throw it all in a slow cooker!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a few simple ingredients.
  • It's an easy slow cooker recipe that requires almost no effort.
  • It cooks up perfectly every time.
  • It's a hearty family meal that everyone will love.

Top Tip

It's important to rinse and dry your roast so the spices stick to it.

Closeup shot of forkful of tender slow cooker Vietnamese pot roast.


You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. You'll find most of them in your kitchen. Anything you don't have is readily available at our local grocery store.

All the ingredients you need are right here, but you'll find the exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Boneless beef roast
  • Soy sauce
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Beef broth
  • Rice vinegar
  • Garlic, minced
  • Dried crushed red pepper flakes - optional
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • All-purpose flour
  • Water
  • Cooking spray
Individual Vietnamese pot roast ingredients on table.


This is a simple slow cooker recipe that only takes a few minutes of prep. The pot roast does the rest of the work!

The recipe highlights are right here, but you'll find the exact ingredients in the recipe card at the end of the post.

1: Set the slow cooker to high and coat the inside of it with cooking spray.

2: Combine the soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and spices in the slow cooker.

Rice vinegar being poured into slow cooker.

3: Season the roast on all sides and place it in the slow cooker.

Overhead shot of seasoned beef roast on plate.
Overhead shot of seasoned roast in slow cooker with Asian sauce.

4: Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until tender.

Overhead shot of cooked Vietnamese pot roast in slow cooker

5: Remove the roast, add a slurry of water and flour, and cook until thickened.

Closeup overhead shot of flour slurry

6: Slice and enjoy!

Closeup shot of slow cooker Vietnamese pot roast on plate
Closeup shot of sliced Vietnamese pot roast on plate.

Substitutions and Variations

  • For an extra spicy roast, try adding red chile peppers.
  • For a mild roast, omit the red pepper flakes.
  • You can make this recipe with a pork loin, as well. Just adjust the cooking time.


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Bowls
  • Slow cooker
Closeup shot of Vietnamese pot roast cut in half on plate


Refrigerator: Store for up to 4 days in an air-tight container.

Freezer: Store for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

Reheat: Bake covered at 325 until heated through.

What to Serve with Vietnamese Pot Roast

Serve this delicious pot roast with mashed potatoes or noodles and your favorite vegetables.


  • Wash and dry your pot roast thoroughly so the seasonings will stick to it.
  • It's important to set your slow cooker to high when mixing the liquids so they can start to warm up.
  • Let your roast rest for about 10 minutes before slicing so the juices can redistribute.


What is Vietnamese pot roast?

Vietnamese pot roast is a simple recipe of beef roast and a sauce made with Asian spices commonly used in Vietnamese food such as rice vinegar and soy sauce.

Can you overcook a roast in a slow cooker?

You actually CAN overcook a roast in a slow cooker, although it's hard to do. Low and slow is the way to go for tender beef roast, but low and forever will lead to a tough, chewy roast.

Can I thicken the sauce on the stovetop?

Yes, you can. If you prefer to thicken the sauce faster, simply pour the juice from the slow cooker into a large skillet or a pot, add the flour slurry, and simmer until thickened.

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Yield: 8 servings

Slow Cooker Vietnamese Beef Roast

Slow Cooker Vietnamese Beef Roast

Slow cooker Vietnamese pot roast combines classic pot roast with Asian flavors like teriyaki and soy sauces, rice vinegar, and garlic.  

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes


  • 4 pound boneless beef roast
  • ⅔ cup soy sauce
  • ⅔ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp dried crushed red pepper flakes - optional
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • cooking spray


  1. Turn your slow cooker on to high and coat inside with cooking spray. 
  2. Add soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, broth, garlic, rice vinegar, crushed red pepper flakes and stir. 
  3. Rinse and dry your roast. 
  4. Season beef generously, all over, with salt and pepper. 
  5. Place beef in your slow cooker, cover, and reduce the temperature to low. 
  6. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until roast is tender. 
  7. Turn slow cooker up to high. 
  8. In a cup combine flour and water. 
  9. Remove roast to serving plate. 
  10. Either add flour mixture to slow cooker to thicken juices, usually around 15 minutes or pour juices into a saucepan over medium high heat on your stove. 
  11. Add flour and stir until thickened. 
  12. Slice or chunk your roast and serve with gravy.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 746Total Fat 44gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 272mgSodium 2396mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 73g

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