Korean Beef Tacos with Lime Sour Cream (Slow Cooker)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been less than impressed with so many slow cooker beef taco recipes. Until these slow cooker Korean Beef Tacos came along, that is. A beef chuck roast is cooked in an Asian inspired broth that includes fresh ginger, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and plenty of garlic. Piled into tortillas and topped with lime sour cream and Sriracha sauce, you’ve got one tasty taco on your hands!

In fact, this may just be my family’s new favorite taco. Even my picky eaters, who usually shy away from beef, loved these tacos. My nine year-old proclaimed that he would eat them every day! Of course, toppings are up to you, but I definitely recommend the lime sour cream and some Sriracha sauce. They complimented the beef perfectly, and were what made these tacos extra tasty and unique.

Korean Beef Tacos with Lime Sour Cream (Slow Cooker)
Serves 8
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
    For the beef
    1. 1 (3 lb.) beef chuck roast
    2. 1 small onion, sliced
    3. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    4. 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
    5. 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
    6. 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
    7. 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
    8. 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    9. 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    10. 1/2 teaspoon salt
    11. Small corn or flour tortillas, for serving
    For the lime sour cream
    1. 1 cup sour cream
    2. Zest and juice of one lime
    3. Pinch of salt
    Optional toppings
    1. Sriracha sauce
    2. Lime wedges
    3. Chopped fresh cilantro
    4. Sesame seeds
    1. Place the roast and sliced onion in a lightly greased slow cooker.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, vinegar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and salt. Pour over roast.
    3. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove beef from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Spoon some of the sauce from the slow cooker over the meat.
    4. To make the lime sour cream, combine the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
    5. Warm the tortillas, then top with beef, lime sour cream and desired optional toppings.
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    1. Wow, this looks delicious. It’s amazing how something so easy can be so tasty. Who have thought tacos and Asian style meat would go together so well. It’s something like Asia meets Mexico. Thank you.

    2. What an awesome taco and slow cooker idea. Bookmarked and will be happening here soon as I know my sons would love some!

    3. Just finished devouring this. Since I have a hard time following directions to a “T”, I made a few adjustments that turned out great. Added sriracha to my sour cream (as well as serving it on the side) and reduced the liquid from the slow cooker by about three-fourths before pouring over the meat. Man oh man! Topped it off with some pre-made broccoli slaw. Thanks for another winner, Danelle!

    4. Just curious if you had any suggestions for sides to go with this meal. These tacos sound delicious, but I’m not sure what to serve with them!

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