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Slow-Cooker Garlic-Sesame Beef

My mom received this marinade recipe from a neighbor while she lived in Seoul, South Korea, which is where I was adopted from. Mom created heritage night for my brother and me, and she served Korean bulgogi with sticky rice, kimchi and chopsticks. As a busy mom of four, I keep her tradition alive with this slow cooker Korean beef!—Jackie Brown, Fairview, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 beef sirloin tip roast (3 pounds), thinly sliced
  • Additional sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • In a large shallow dish, mix the first 8 ingredients. Add beef; turn to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.
  • Pour beef and marinade into a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 5-7 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove beef to a serving platter; sprinkle with additional green onions and sesame seeds. Serve with rice.

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tips

How do I make this dish spicy?

Easy—add a teaspoon of sriracha or gochujang (a Korean chili paste).

What can I serve with this dish?

Serve over rice or cauliflower rice along with kimchi and a fried egg for a complete meal in a bowl. You can also find inspiration in our recipes for Asian-inspired dinners.

What can I prep in advance?

Slice your garlic, onions and beef. Then marinate overnight for some hands-off flavor-melding time.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup (calculated without rice and additional sesame seeds): 384 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 471mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 47g protein.

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  • Angel182009
    Jun 30, 2018

    My family really enjoyed this. I love dinners I can just throw in the slow cooker. And the family love stir-fry so it was like that but minus the mess. I did add 8 garlic cloves instead of 4

  • Ellie31773
    Sep 20, 2017

    We loved this! It makes a ton of leftovers that are good for lettuce wraps, salad toppers, sandwiches, etc. Toasting the sesame seeds and using fresh garlic are key.

  • wilsone219
    Aug 19, 2016

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  • ahboik
    Apr 7, 2016

    Followed the recipe exactly and unfortunately, it was extremely bland. Will not be making this again.