Something magical happens when you put beef in a slow cooker.
You get the double benefit of dining on beef that is fall-apart-tender – and the freedom to enjoy other pursuits while the slow cooker works its brilliant alchemy.
It’s not often in life that minimum effort results in maximum reward. However, with this Korean slow cooker beef recipe, the cards are stacked in your favor!
So, whether you’re making Korean tacos for dinner – or preparing a feast of Asian lettuce wraps – your Tiger multi cooker will make sure dinner turns out perfectly. And, since you don’t have to watch a stew-pot, you’ll have more time to spend with your family and friends!
But, no matter how you plan on enjoying this yummy Korean influenced beef preparation, we hope this will become one of your favorite slow cooker beef recipes of all time!
Preparation 120 min
Cooking 180 min
- 1 pound beef tenderloin or sirloin sliced thin into 1/8-inch thick pieces
- 1 large carrot, sliced into bite size sticks (julienne)
- 4 scallions, finely chopped
For the marinade
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 Bosc pear, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 1 chopped green onion
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- Put the ingredients for the marinade in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Put beef and marinade in a ziploc bag or bowl, seal and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
- Add beef, half of the marinade and carrots in rice cooker, close the lid and set to slow cooker mode for 3 hours.
- Serve in lettuce wraps topped with scallions and chili sauce.
A SUPER EASY SLOW COOKER KOREAN BEEF RECIPE
Making a simple pear based marinade for your beef accomplishes two things:
- It introduces a ton of flavor to the beef in a relatively short time.
- Pear contains an enzyme called calpain which acts as a natural meat tenderizer.
So, not only will your marinade introduce a mild sweetness to the meat that counters the savory and nutty elements from additional ingredients like soy sauce and sesame oil – it will also make your cooked beef SUPER tender.
After marinating, just place your Korean beef in your Tiger rice cooker and use the slow cook function for three hours.
HOW TO MAKE LETTUCE WRAPS
If you’re planning to make Korean lettuce wraps with your slow cooked beef, look for butterhead or bibb lettuce at the grocery store. As long as they’re fresh, the broad, sturdy leaves will hold a good amount of filling without falling apart. Romaine lettuce will also work in a pinch.
Check out our video for the easy assembly steps.
This slow cooker Korean beef wrapped in lettuce leaves is a fun, delicious, interactive meal the whole family will enjoy!