Polynesian Pot Roast

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by lets.eat

We love this recipe, got it from the Crisco cookbook back in 1987?. Hope you enjoy it as much as us. I always serve it with scalloped potatoes and broccoli with cheese sauce-on of our comfort foods

Top Review by UH60MTP13

I think there may be a reason why this recipe was hidden away to way back in 1987. While the meat did come out tender, most of the juice/sauce burnt on the meat and in the pan. There was very little flavor other than the burnt taste. And the sauce gravy was completely flavorless. A huge disappointment for a rather unhealthy recipe. There has to be better ones out there.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat meat on all sides with flour.
  3. In Dutch oven, brown meat in hot Crisco.
  4. Drain pineapple, reserving juice.
  5. Combine the juice, soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar, garlic, and basil.
  6. Add to meat in dutch oven.
  7. Cover; roast at 350 degrees for 2 hours or till meat is tender.
  8. Baste occasionally with the mixture.
  9. During the last 10 minutes, top with pineapple slices.
  10. Remove meat and pineapple tp warm platter.
  11. Skim off excess fat.
  12. Add enough water to pan drippings to make 2 cups liquid.
  13. Combine cornstarch and the cold water; stir into drippings.
  14. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.
  15. Drizzle meat with a little sauce; serve remaining sauce with meat.

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