Slow Cooker Korean Beef is an easy crock pot dinner recipe that makes tender, sweet and spicy slow cooker beef. Great roast recipe!
I have a lot of kitchen gadgets, but there aren’t too many that I would really miss if I didn’t have them.
My slow cooker is one of the few that I would really miss. I use it year-round, and I may even use it more often when it’s hot out to keep from heating up the house.
Aside from the ease and the fact that it doesn’t heat up my kitchen, one of the reasons I love using my slow cooker so much is that I can make so many different recipes with it – like this Slow Cooker Korean Beef recipe.
This beef is amazing! It has so much flavor and is so tender.
I use 2 tablespoons Gochujang to give it just a little spice. If I wasn’t feeding one kiddo who doesn’t like spicy food, I’d use more because Gochujang is a great balance of sweet and spicy.
Side dish suggestions
I serve this slow cooker Korean beef with rice and veggies to soak up all the yummy sauce.
This beef reheats well, and it makes great leftovers. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The beef will keep for up to 4 days when properly stored.
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Slow Cooker Korean Beef
- 3/4 cup reduced-sodium beef broth divided
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
- 1-2 tablespoons Gochujang*
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3-4 pound boneless beef chuck roast cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1-2 tablespoons cornstarch depending on desired sauce thickness
- In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup beef broth and next 9 ingredients (up to roast).
- Place cubed roast into a slow cooker. A 4 or 5 quart slow cooker works well.
- Pour sauce over cubed meat.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.
- In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup broth.
- Stir cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
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Comments & Reviews
carol r haddon says
would love this in a recipe for two please
If you hover over the servings, you can adjust the number of servings. I don’t know that I would go less than 4 servings, though. Also, you may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
This was a definite win. Made as directed, and will add it to a regular rotation. All three of my kids ate it with no complaint.
I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for commenting!
Love this recipe! I am making it for the third time tonight. Delicious over rice or on tacos with some cabbage slaw! Also great as a stand alone with a fried egg!
Thank you so much! =)
I love this recipe, I tried it in my IP and now I want to try and slow cook in the oven. How would you cook this in the oven? I appreciate all your recipes and posts!!
Thank you so much! I’m hesitant to give you oven instructions without having tried it myself because chuck roasts can cook anywhere from around 300F-350F and for different lengths of time.
Iain Dunsmore says
Super tasty! Everyone agreed they even prefer this to Chinese beef which is a family favourite
Thank you so much! I’m glad it was a hit!
This looked so good, but was tasteless to me.
Did you make any changes to the recipe?
Thanks! Glad you liked it!
Melissa Jones says
This meal was AMAZING! My family loved it!
Thank you! I’m so happy that it was a hit. Thanks for commenting!
Thank you! I’m so happy to hear this!
Amazing. So delicious and tender. My mouth is watering just thinking about it again.
I didn’t have any of the Gochujang so I used a big spoonful of Sriracha. Could’ve made it spicier for hubby and I but I had to think of the kids. I mixed some cream into theirs when serving.
Absolute yummy recipe, thank you!!
Thank you! I’m so happy to hear that it was a hit. =) Thanks for taking the time to comment!
I serve the Korean Beef on a burrito, which I spread with a sour cream that I mix with a siritchie sauce, add the beef and top with Cole slaw. It is just amazing.
Sounds amazing!! I love that you put your own twist on it. Thanks for commenting!
What is siritchie sauce?
I think she’s referring to Sriracha.
I loved this!!! Thank you so much.
Mine came out a little greasy, so I removed the beef from the crock pot and put it on a cookie sheet and put it in the broiler for about 8 minutes, perfection!!
The flavor is wonderful, we ate it all.
Yay!! I’m so happy to hear that it worked out well for you! Thanks for commenting!
Hi I accidentally added an extra cup of beef broth. Is there anything I can do to fix the added amount,
Hi! You can double the other sauce ingredients to up the flavor in the sauce, and that will balance out the extra beef broth. You’ll also want to increase the amount of cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Hope that helps!
Thank you! I’m so glad that you liked it. Thanks for commenting! =)
This recipe was fantastic! We will add it to our regular rotation! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it. =) Thanks for commenting!
family LOVED recipe, it will become a go to recipe for me, thankyou for sharing Kate
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I was gifted a slow cooker last week and yesterday I made this recipe for the first time! I did add a little more gochujang because we like it spicy. The beef was absolutely tender and delicious with the typical Korean taste of sesame, garlic and gochujang. Will definitely write this one in my recipe book.
Yay!! My slow cooker is one of my kitchen essentials, and I’m so glad that you found a recipe that you like to make in your new slow cooker. =)
Becky O says
Is there a difference in consistency between making this in the slow cooker and using your IP recipe?
The only difference is that the sauce is a little thicker with the slow cooker method because of the cornstarch that’s added in at the end to thicken it. Please let me know if you have any other questions!
Lisa Jackson says
Tasted Great! My family loved this dish!! Thanks for sharing with us.
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for coming back to comment.
Mmmm mmmm good. Sooo delicious!
Thanks! So glad you liked it!