Slow Cooker Korean Beef
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
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Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) stew beef
  • 1 - cup(s) beef stock
  • 1/4 - cup(s) soy sauce
  • 3 - Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - tsp ground ginger
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - tsp cornstarch**
  • Garnish: - sliced green onions**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the stew beef pieces into the base of the slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the beef stock, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced onion, garlic powder, ground ginger and salt and pepper. Pour over the beef in the slow cooker and set on low. Cook for 8 hours.
  3. With 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, stir the 1 tsp cornstarch with 3 Tbsp water in a small bowl, then swirl it into the sauce in the slow cooker and finish cooking. It will thicken as it finishes cooking.
  4. Cook the rice, as directed.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Korean Beef with green onion garnish over rice with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 cups beef stock, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 6 Tbsp sesame oil, 2 Tbsp minced onion, 2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp ground ginger and salt and pepper.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. Stew beef
  • Half of the prepared sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. Stir in cornstarch as directed, with 30 minutes left in cooking cycle.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Korean Beef

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. With 30 minutes left in cooking cycle, mix 1 tsp cornstarch with 3 Tbsp water and swirl in, to thicken sauce in last 30 minutes. Garnish with sliced green onions.
Serve over rice with salad.

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