Slow Cooker Sesame Beef
This tender, rich, and flavorful Slow Cooker Sesame Beef is extremely versatile and only requires a few ingredients that can be found at most grocery stores.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 20 mins
Total Time5 hrs 35 mins
- 1/2 cup soy sauce $0.72
- 1/3 cup brown sugar $0.24
- 2 cloves garlic $0.16
- 1/2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger $0.10
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil $0.12
- 2 lbs beef roast $8.14
- 6 green onions, divided $0.67
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch $0.04
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds $0.08
Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup water in a bowl and stir until the brown sugar is dissolved. Mince the garlic and grate the ginger. Add the garlic, ginger, and toasted sesame oil to the soy sauce mixture. Set the cooking liquid aside.
Either slice or cube the beef roast. Slice three of the green onions into 1.5-2 inch sections (save the rest of the green onions for garnish after cooking). Place the beef roast and green onions in the slow cooker. Pour the cooking liquid over top and stir to combine.
Place a lid on the slow cooker, and cook on HIGH for four hours or LOW for eight hours. After four hours on high or eight hours on low the beef should be very tender and should shred easily with a fork. If not, replace the lid and cook for 30-60 minutes more.
Once the beef is tender, it's time to thicken the sauce. Dissolve the cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of water, then pour it into the pot with the beef and cooking liquid. Stir to combine, then allow it to come back up to a simmer, at which point the sauce will thicken just slightly. Turn the heat off and garnish with the sesame seeds and remaining green onions (sliced). Serve over a bed of rice or as part of your favorite meal.