This incredibly tender slow cooker Korean beef. Chuck roast cooked low and slow for 8 hours in a sweet and spicy Korean-style teriyaki sauce! Serve over rice or noodles with some veggies like steamed broccoli or cauliflower. Great for the freezer or meal-prepping!

Love easy slow cooker recipes? Then, try my Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef and my Easy Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs!

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    I love cooking chuck roast in the slow cooker. It always produces super-tender, fall-apart meat, especially in this slow cooker Korean beef recipe. The tender chuck roast gets cooked in an easy Korean-inspired teriyaki-style sauce. And it’s minimal effort for the home chef! The crock pot does most of the work.

    Both the sauce and cubed chuck roast get added to the slow cooker. Best of all, the prep time is less than 10 minutes! You can even prep all the ingredients the night before and throw it into the slow cooker in the morning to make it even easier.

    Korean Beef Ingredients

    The ingredient you’ll likely have to make a run to the grocery store for is the 2 pounds of chuck roast. Everything else needed for the sauce you likely have on-hand in the fridge or pantry!

    For the Korean-inspired sauce, you’ll need:

    • Light brown sugar (can use dark in a pinch)
    • Low-sodium soy sauce (to better control the amount of salt in this sauce)
    • Minced garlic
    • Minced ginger
    • Sesame Oil
    • Rice vinegar
    • Sriracha (or hot sauce of your choice)
    • Cornstarch
    • Green onions
    • Sesame seeds

    How To Make Slow Cooker Korean Beef

    1. Start by mixing up the sauce ingredients: brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, Sriracha, ginger and garlic.
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    1. Add the sauce and cubed chuck roast to the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
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    1. After the beef has finished cooking I mix cornstarch and some of the cooking liquid together to thicken it up.
    2. To serve, I garnish with green onions, sesame seeds and a little more Sriracha before scooping it over a bed of rice or noodles. Yum!
    sprinkling slow cooker korean beef with sesame seeds and green onions

    what to serve with korean beef

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    If you like this Korean Inspired Recipe you would love my Korean Beef Rice Bowl Recipe!

    Tips and Variations

    • Drizzle each serving of this slow cooker Korean beef with some extra Sriracha or even Japanese mayo before eating.
    • Try making this with chopped pork loin instead of beef!
    • Serve with some sautéed or steamed veggies like broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, or broccolini.
    • Add some sliced white onion to this slow cooker Korean beef!
    • Make clean up easier and use a slow cooker liner!

    Storage, Freezing, and Reheating Tips

    • Store cooled leftovers in an airtight container or plastic bag in the fridge for up to 4 days.
    • Freeze cooled slow cooker Korean beef in an airtight, freezer-safe container or plastic bag for up to 3 months.
    • Reheat from frozen by letting this crock pot Korean beef thaw in the fridge overnight or on the counter at room temperature for a couple hours before microwaving until warmed through. Stir halfway to distribute heat evenly.
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    Slow Cooker Korean Beef

    4.20 from 10 votes
    Incredibly Tender Slow Cooker Korean Beef. Chuck roast cooked low and slow for 8 hours in a sweet and spicy Korean style sauce! Serve over rice or noodles!
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 8 hours
    Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

    Ingredients 

    Slow Cooker Korean Beef

    Sauce

    For serving

    • 1-2 tbsp cornstarch
    • green onions, if desired
    • sesame seeds, if desired

    Instructions 

    • In a medium bowl whisk together the sauce ingredients: brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, rice vinegar and sriracha.
    • Add it to the slow cooker along with the cubed chuck roast. Stir to coat the beef in the sauce then cover and cook on low for 8 hours. (I would not recommend cooking this on high. I have tried and it was pretty tough after cooking on high for 5 hours).
    • When the chuck roast is done mix together 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of the liquid from the slow cooker in a small bowl. (I usually start with 1 tablespoon, if you want it thicker add an additional tablespoon to 1/4 cup cooking liquid)
    • Pour the mixture back in the slow cooker and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.
    • Serve immediately, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

    Notes

    Adapted from Damn Delicious
     

    Nutrition Information

    Calories: 577kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 45gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 1307mgPotassium: 864mgSugar: 27gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 2.9mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 5.6mg
    Kelley
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