Although it’s been 80+ degrees in Los Angeles, most of the country is feeling a little chilly right now. As a native Californian and self-professed weather wimp, I can’t even imagine what some of you are going through on the East Coast! Luckily, this crock pot Korean BBQ Beef is embarrassingly easy, and perfect for a cold winter night. I know I like to get a little fancy with the slow cooker, but sometimes you gotta just throw a simple sauce in there and let the magic happen. And trust me, this tangy, melt-in-your-mouth Korean beef is pretty magical.
Crock Pot Korean BBQ Beef
3 pounds beef chuck, cut into cubes
1 tbsp olive oil
8 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 package Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces – Korean BBQ Beef
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp corn starch
optional toppings: sesame seeds, sliced scallions, Sriracha
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add beef chuck cubes to the pan and brown for 3-4 minutes on each side. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan. Work in batches, until all the beef is nicely browned. Place beef in your crock pot and top with the sliced vegetables. Pour in the entire package of Campbell’s Korean BBQ Beef sauce, add seasonings, and lightly stir to combine.
Cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4. Remove crock pot lid and gently shred beef with two forks. (If you’re cooking on high and the beef isn’t tender yet, cook for another 1-2 hours.) Add in crock starch and stir to combine. Cook on low for another hour.
My suggestion: Start with spicy edamame, then serve the Korean BBQ Beef over rice or Udon noodles. Top with sesame seeds, sliced scallions, and a healthy drizzle of Sriracha, and prepare to be amazed. This is the most low-key slow cooker recipe I’ve made to date, and it was a real winner. The beef is soft and smoky, with a nice little kick of sweetness.
And of course, the best part of any crock pot recipe is the leftovers. You could even whip up a nice little slaw and make Korean beef tacos. The possibilities are pretty much endless, and did I mention easy?