|Slow Cooker Korean Barbecue Sauce with Pork, Chicken or Beef|
The other day, my husband and I were at Costco and we ate a sample of Korean BBQ pork jerky…it was so delicious! Don’t you just love the Costco samples? The only complaint I have is that those sample ladies sometimes aren’t quick enough getting the samples out! Especially went it’s like the dark chocolate covered acai berries or coconut cream chocolates 🙂 Maybe I should start working there and become the fastest sample distributor west of the Mississippi? Anyway, Greg told me, “you need to make something with that flavor in the crockpot!” So here I am reporting my results. I made a Korean BBQ sauce and cooked it with pork in the slow cooker. We liked the pork but if you don’t eat pork or want to try this with chicken or beef instead it would be awesome!
The sauce is only slightly sweet, which is how I like it–I don’t like sweet meat really. And it’s not too spicy at all! My kids ate it just fine. If you want more spice you can always add some sriracha or chili garlic sauce to your own individual portion.
- 2 lbs meat (pork roast, chicken thighs, beef chuck roast, or you could even do ground chicken or lean ground beef)
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 1/2 tsp rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Asian sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce or sriracha (found in the Asian aisle)
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- In a bowl whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, vinegar, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, ginger and pepper.
- Place meat in the bottom of the slow cooker and top with the whisked sauce mixture.
- Cover and cook: Chicken: 4-6 hours on low; Pork: lean cuts (like sirloin) 4-6 hours on low, fattier cuts (like pork shoulder) 8-10 hours on low; Beef: chuck roast 6-10 hours on low, for ground beef 4-6 hours on low
- You can cut up the meat into bite size pieces or shred it or slice it…however you want to serve it.
Ideal slow cooker: 5-6 quart