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Slow Cooker Korean Beef Chuck Roast

This slow cooker Korean beef recipe is great served over rice or for shredded tacos too. Easy crockpot beef packed with flavor and simple to make.

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If you love easy crockpot recipes you should try this 5 ingredient slow cooker Korean beef! Tender shredded beef with a sweet and tangy sauce cooked all day in your crockpot is my favorite way to cook…..and costs under $20 to feed all 5 of us. That’s a big win! (affiliate links present, originally published 10/18)

Crockpot Korean Beef

You’ll never guess just how easy this is to create y’all! If you love Asian flavors but want a way to get them in your own home and not always go to a restaurant, this is for you. Marinated beef recipe that lends tons of flavor and comes out tender when you’re ready for dinner.

Very little prep work on your part but it will impress your family for sure. if you are looking to try something new and have your family try new flavors from around the country, this is a great intro to that.

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉

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Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos

Just mix your 5 ingredients together. Then lay your chuck roast inside your crockpot. Pour your mixture on top, close your lid and set on low for 8 hours.

When you get home just shred and allow that to sit in the juices for a little bit. That way it can really soak it all up and then make Korean beef tacos. Our favorite way to serve this anyway. It should be able to be shredded with two forks, if not give it some more time. If it doesn’t fall apart, it isn’t quite ready.

It is fantastic warmed up the next day too so don’t throw any away. Keep the sauces in the pot and store them with the meat in an airtight container. You can then make some Minute rice for a fast and protein packed meal. I love two for one pot meals.

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How to serve slow cooker Korean beef

I mean there are so many ways if you are one to think outside of the box. Traditionally I’d say it is just on top of some rice with additional sauce poured over the top. I mean you really can’t get enough of that so keep the juices in the pot for serving and saving with leftovers too.

  • Shred beef when done and put into tortillas topped with Hawaiian cole slaw or just a shredded cabbage mixture. Drizzle of sauce from the crockpot.
  • If you don’t have tortillas on hand just make a pot of Instant Pot steamed rice. Put it on top + a drizzle of sauce from the pot, that is an amazing dinner too.
  • For a keto friendly dinner serve as is on a plate with a side of vegetables.

If you haven’t made an Asian style sauce before, we have made a few. With slightly different flavors and we love them all. The sauce we made for our Instant Pot spicy teriyaki chicken thighs is wonderful. It could be substituted for the sauce below. You can adjust the heat level in that one to be intense or very mild.

That being said, if you have your own Korean beef sauce recipe feel free to use that too. Just use our post to help you gauge how long to cook it and on what temperature.

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Slow cooker Korean beef recipe

When it comes to the main protein you can choose what you like but it should be something with some fat to keep it moist.

  1. Chuck roast is what was used here, any type of roast about 2 pounds is best
  2. Soy sauce and Sesame oil
  3. Brown sugar will bring a bit of sweetness to the sauce
  4. Garlic I use in all the things no matter what I am making, because it’s amazing
  5. Dried ginger
  6. You can add red pepper flakes for heat
  7. Sesame seeds and green onions can be diced for garnish

Here are brief step by steps on slow cooking until it incredibly tender at the end of the day.

  • Combine all sauce ingredients into a dish and whisk together until sugar is mostly dissolved.
    • you can simmer this on high heat for 5 minutes if you want it completely dissolved beforehand.
  • In a large bag marinate the steak with the sauce mixture overnight or at least for 3 hours in the fridge.
  • When ready into your slow cooker add the steak and remaining marinade in the bag with 1/2 c of water or beef broth / beef stock.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove to a cutting board and shred meat. Put back into crock pot with remaining sauce on warm if serving for a party.
    • Or serve immediately in small tortillas to make Korean beef tacos.

For quicker versions, try our ground beef Instant Pot Korean beef or Instant Pot Korean chicken recipes here too! For something baked in the oven, these teriyaki chicken drumsticks are great. This is a super easy meal my family loves and is cheap to make too. That is a win on all levels my friends.

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How to save leftover Korean beef

Ok so if you “know me” you know that I hate wasting food. I mean especially now that grocery prices are out of this world right?? Sometimes the meal gets even better the next day as it sits in the sauce and soaks all of those wonderful flavors right up. It is kinda’ the case with this one I think.

You always want to wait until your food is at room temperature and completely cooled first. Then find a container that will close tightly and remove as much air around the outside of the food as possible, that will keep it moist. In this case spoon as much sauce in the pot into your container too.

When your reheat it, toss with the sauce in the container and then microwave for about 1.5 minutes stirring every 30 seconds or so. Once hot again serve with some quick Minute rice on the side unless you want to make a whole ‘nother pot for yourself. Wrapped inside taco shells is killer too if you have some.

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Slow Cooker Korean Beef

This slow cooker korean beef recipe is great served over rice or for shredded tacos too. Easy crockpot beef packed with flavor and simple to make. 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine korean
Keyword beef, crockpot, easy, korean beef, shredded, slow cooker, tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 240kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all sauce ingredients into a dish and whisk together until sugar is mostly dissolved.
  • In a large bag marinate the steak with the sauce mixture overnight or at least for 3 hours in the fridge.
  • When ready add the steak and remaining marinade in bag into your slow cooker with 1/2 c of water.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours, then remove to a cutting board and shred meat. Can put back into crockpot with remaining sauce on warm if serving for a party or serve immediately in small tortillas to make Korean beef tacos.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Korean Beef
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 1147mg50%
Potassium 345mg10%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Kate

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

This is SO easy and delicious. A total winner with my picky family. I usually serve it with fried rice and broccolini.

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