Easy weeknight meals are a must in our house and this spicy Korean beef slider recipe I make in our Crock-Pot® slow cooker has quickly become a staple. It’s both sweet & spicy and anything involving one pot is a lifesaver on time and clean up! Using the slow cooker also makes it so easy to re-heat throughout the week when serving leftovers.
To be honest, I have been testing Korean beef recipes for quite some time and finally landed on something that I think is as close as I am going to get to my goal. My sister in law is Korean and we spend a fair amount of time at their house in the suburbs as you have probably see on my Snapchat. My nieces and nephew are pretty adorable and we often spend one day a weekend at their home. You don’t notice how quickly a day can go by till you are with 3 children under the age of 3, ha.
The desire to fine tune a good Korean beef recipe came because my sister in law’s mother or as well call her ‘gramma’ makes the most amazing Korean short ribs – I really wish you could taste it. It’s honestly some of the tastiest meat I’ve ever had and I really tried to pry that recipe out of her. Unfortunately, she will not disclose where she purchases her meat or how she makes it so that the family will always have a reason to come to her dinners. It’s really the cutest thing but I also really want to know how she makes it!
After realizing the secret would never be revealed, I got to recipe testing at home! I needed something that was easy to throw together and could cook while I was at work or overnight. It took quite a bit of trial and error but I think I got the ingredients narrowed down to make it as simple as possible while still tasting flavorful. You could always use any cut of beef you prefer and I think a roast would create a really nice ‘pull apart’ feel too. I love cooking with Sesame Oil because it gives everything such a bold flavor and the brown sugar adds that perfect little bit of sweetness!
You could always serve this over sticky rice but Trevor loves sandwiches so I thought doing mini sliders would put a fun twist on the beef. Butter buns and pretzel buns both work, either way I highly recommend topping them with sesame seeds. The recipe is fairly spicy to begin with but you can always add more chili flakes or serve hot sauce on the side for guests.
The recipe makes enough for dinner for a family of 4 or if it’s just two of you there will be enough leftovers for another day or so. We get about 3 meals out of the meat and I will often take the meat without any bread for work lunches.
I hope that you can enjoy this recipe soon and let me know how it tastes! Crock-Pot® slow cookers make the easiest meals taste so much more complex and stay tuned for more recipes over the next few months!
Hope you’re all having a wonderful week and happy hump day!
- 1 1/2 lb Flank Steak
- 1/3 C Cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic, chopped
- 1/2 C Soy Sauce
- 1/2 C Beef Broth
- 3/4 C Brown Sugar
- 1/4 C Onion
- 1 Tsp Chili Flakes
- Sesame Seeds & Green Onion to garnish
- 12 Mini Pretzel Rolls
- Coat Flank Steak in Cornstarch
- Add all ingredients to Crock-Pot® slow cooker and add meat
- Cook on Low for 3 Hours
- Pull apart meat and leave on low for another 2 Hours
- Remove and garnish
- Add desired meat to each bun and enjoy!
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