Slow Cooker Korean Beef Bowl

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4.84 from 18 votes
My Slow Cooker Korean Beef is one of the most tender, melt in your mouth meals you will ever make! The best part it just takes minutes of preparation and dinner will be ready when you are.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
White Dish with Korean Beef with Chop Sticks

This Slow Cooker Korean Beef is one of the most tender, melt in your mouth meals you will ever make! The best part it just takes minutes of preparation and dinner will be ready when you are.

White Dish with Korean Beef with Chop Sticks

This Korean Beef Recipe is ideal for families that want a satisfying and tasty meal but don’t have a lot of time.  What I like best about this meal is that it is just a little bit different from the everyday meals that I prepare.

It is a chance to expand my family’s palate without going crazy.  They seem to love Korean flavors, like these.

Why This Slow Cooker Korean Beef Works

This Slow Cooker Korean Beef works for any busy family because of the convenience of cooking it in your slow cooker. The very best part about this dish however will be the way your family will react to it. This Korean Beef bowl will be one of their very favorite meals.

How to Make Slow Cooker Korean Beef- Step by Step

  • Step One: First, cut Beef into bite size pieces. Mince onions and Garlic. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Next, place beef and corn starch in a zip top bag. (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Then shake bag to evenly coat all of the meat. (Photo 3 below)
  • Step One: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together beef broth and soy sauce. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Next add brown sugar and whisk together. (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Then and the sesame oil to the mixture. (Photo 3 below)
Couring ingredients for sauce into white bowl
  • Step Four: Finally, add the rice wine vinegar to the mixture and combine. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Five: Then place your beef into the slow cooker, I use these handy liners for easy cleanup. (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Six: Add onions into slow cooker; stir to combine. Next, cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in garlic, grated ginger and pepper; cover and cook for 30 more minutes.Serve over rice with green onions and sesame seeds as garnish. (Photo 3 below)

What type of Beef should I use for Slow Cooker Korean Beef?

In many Asian dishes they use a very micro thin cuts of beef but for this dish I use a boneless Chuck Roast. It hold up well in the crock pot and becomes very tender and delicious.

Plus there is a lot less fuss in trying to get the beef so paper thin.

Tender Korean Beef with Sesame seeds and scallions on a bed of rice

What sides can I serve with this Korean Beef recipe?

Here is where you can really have fun and get creative depending on the amount of time you have and what your family likes.  Of course you can go with your standard white rice and it will be fabulous but if you want to give your family a full Asian experience, you can try some of my favorite sides.

My quick and very tasty Asian Salad is terrific to serve along with the Korean Beef. I also like to make a side of tender Thai Ginger Carrots. If you are really pressed for time but want a flavorful element you have to try my Easy Sesame Noodles. Oh they are so good!

Chop Sticks holding up a piece of korean beef with dish in background

Expert Tips for Making the Best Slow Cooker Korean Beef

  • Make it healthier: Try using rice cauliflower for a delicious alternative.
  • Squeeze a Lime: Serve my Slow Cooker Korean beef with a wedge of lime. The citrus kick at the end really brightens up the dish.
  • Spice it up!: Add a little Chili Garlic sauce or other favorite flavor to give this dish a kick!

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White Dish with Korean Beef with Chop Sticks

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Bowl

4.8 from 18 votes
My Slow Cooker Korean Beef is one of the most tender, melt in your mouth meals you will ever make! The best part it just takes minutes of preparation and dinner will be ready when you are.
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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pound boneless beef chuck roast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Place beef and corn starch in a zip top bag; shake bag to evenly coat all of the meat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.
  • Place beef and onions into slow cooker and top with soy sauce mixture; stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.
  • During the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir in garlic, grated ginger and pepper; cover and cook for 30 more minutes.
  • Serve over rice with green onions and sesame seeds as garnish.

Expert Tips

  • Make it healthier: Try using rice cauliflower for a delicious alternative.
  • Squeeze a Lime: Serve my Slow Cooker Korean beef with a wedge of lime. The citrus kick at the end really brightens up the dish.
  • Spice it up!: Add a little Chili Garlic sauce or other favorite flavor to give this dish a kick!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1419mg | Potassium: 867mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 5.5mg

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10 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Korean Beef Bowl”

  1. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner last night and it was a huge hit with my family! It was so easy and so good we’ll be having this again and again!

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  2. 5 stars
    I know my son would love this recipe and I love how you’ve made it in the slow cooker. Perfect for my busy days out of the house. Thanks!

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  3. Oh my goodness!! I can’t seem to get away from your recipes today. They all look and sound delicious and easy to make. I am going to try the egg salad sandwich today cause that is what I want for lunch. Can’t wait to try others that I have printed off.(need more paper and ink now). Thanks for your site.

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    • Apparently, there was a glitch with my recipe card. It should be fixed now and can be printed by clicking the “print recipe” button.

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