May 30th, 2016

Slow Cooker Korean Beef

You’ve probably noticed that we eat a lot of slow cooked, shredded meat around here. I’ve decided it’s just a way of life in a house full of busy, hungry teenage boys.

I can buy a large, inexpensive cut of meat (because those boys eat a lot!), slow cook it all day long, and have a delicious, satisfying meal ready to serve at dinner time. And with a 10 minute prep time, it doesn’t get much easier than this.

Slow Cooker Korean Beef

We all love this Slow Cooker Korean Beef–even my picky eaters go back for seconds. It has so many of my favorite flavors, like ginger and sesame oil, with a bit of sweetness and spice. Feel free to adjust the spice level to suit your tastes.

You can even add sliced bell peppers about 30 minutes before serving, if you feel like throwing some veggies into the mix. It’s a pretty versatile meal, which is another reason it makes a regular appearance on my dinner menu.

We like to serve this beef over rice, topped with sesame seeds and green onions, but it also makes some fabulous tacos and nachos! And like I said, it only takes about 10 minutes to get this going in the slow cooker, which makes it the perfect meal for hectic days. 

Serves 8

Slow Cooker Korean Beef

10 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2.5-3 pound boneless beef chuck roast, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Sesame seeds and green onions for garnish
  • Cooked rice, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger, Sriracha, onion powder and pepper.
  2. Lightly grease a 6-qt slow cooker. Add roast pieces and pour the beef broth mixture over top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Remove roast from slow cooker and shred with two forks; set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Stir the mixture into the slow cooker until smooth.
  5. Return shredded beef to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Serve over hot cooked rice, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

I like to keep a beef roast in my freezer, just for recipes like this. If you can find roast on sale, even better! Then you’re prepared for the hectic nights when you still want to serve your family a hearty, home cooked meal. I hope you love it as much as we do!

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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Damn Delicious



  1. Mouthwatering recipe !! I am very eager to prepare this Korean beef recipe. Thanks Danelle for sharing the ingredients Keep posting.


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