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Friday, May 10, 2013

Recipe for Easy Slow Cooker Korean Beef

A throw-everything-in-the-slow-cooker recipe that takes about 5 minutes to get going.  
The beef is seasoned with a slightly sweet Asian flare.
Recipe for Easy Slow Cooker Korean Beef #crockpot #easydinner
Makes 2-4 servings
Ideal slow cooker size:  3 quart

1 lb extra lean ground beef (93% lean 7% fat)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1 tsp minced ginger
1 Tbsp tomato paste
Sliced green onion, for garnish

1.  Add beef to slow cooker and break it up into small chunks with a spoon.
2.  In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic powder, red pepper, ginger and tomato paste.  Stir into the slow cooker and really coat the beef.
3.  Cover and cook on LOW for about 3-4 hours.
4.  Stir again, breaking up chunks.
5.  Serve beef and sauce over rice and garnish with green onion.

Recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Recipe for Easy Slow Cooker Korean Beef
One of my worst jobs is standing over the stove and babysitting _____________ (fill in the blank).  It could be the risotto or the beef that I'm browning or whatever.  I don't like to do it.  And that's why I use my crock pot as much as possible.  Because I can throw everything in and be done with it, for heaven's sake.  That's why when I see a fairly easy recipe to begin with I think to myself "how can I make this even easier?"  And ta-da!  I did it.  I made a simple recipe even easier with the help of my friend, the slow cooker.  This beef is very flavorful!  We all loved it.  And I bet you didn't know you could put raw ground beef in the slow cooker and have it look like that!  It worked awesome.  Just make sure to use the extra lean ground beef or else it will be swimming in grease!  4 stars.

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  1. I was so pleasantly surprised to read that your ground beef went into your slow cooker raw, raw, raw! To that, I say, rah, rah, rah! Haha! I am so trying this recipe! Thanks tons!

    Deon @iPinnedIt.com

  2. What a great recipe!! My mouth is already full of water, Can't wait to try.

  3. Cherri,
    My husband keeps looking at this picture and telling me how good it was! Hope you have similar results :)

  4. Deon, I know. It's soooo easy!

  5. This has to be the best food blog on the net. I love my slow cooker foods but even recipe sites just recycle the same ideas. You have some very incredible new additions! Thanks so much. I will be back, frequently!

  6. Jim,
    That comment is definitely going in my "favorite comments of all time" file! THANKS!!!!

  7. The Korean beef was one of the easiest recipes I've made and so delicious! My husband loved it too. The sauce had a unique amazing flavor. Will definitely make again.

  8. Anonymous12/2/14 17:03

    At some point in the cooking process, could you add broccoli florets? And if so, when? (I don't crockpot a lot and I am not sure how long the broccoli would need.)

    1. Hmmm, I bet you could. Try adding it an hour before ready to serve. Let me know how it goes!

  9. Anonymous2/3/14 23:39

    This recipe is fantastic - so easy, so delicious....thank you! I just finished marinating Korean seasoned cucumbers to enjoy with this beef, rice and will finished with a fried egg on top - home made bi bim bap! I can't wait for dinner tomorrow night. Thank you again :)

  10. Recently discovered this site. This is so good and easy to make. It's a keeper!!! Made udon noodles with steam broccoli and mixed all together topped with green onions and cilantro. Will be trying a lot of your recipes soon