Slow Cooker Sesame Beef

Slow Cooker Sesame Beef

Y’all know how much I love slow cooked meat, right? It’s always so tender and full of flavor, yet nearly effortless. While I usually opt for a southwest blend of spices, a couple of months ago I tested an Asian inspired beef version and fell in love. This Slow Cooker Sesame Beef uses only a few ingredients and comes out with so much flavor, which is good because beef is expensive, so I like to use it sparingly in my meal and combine it with other less expensive ingredients.

So what do you combine this Slow Cooker Sesame Beef with? This tasty shredded beef can be used in so many ways. You can use it in a bowl meal like Bibimbap, or do a more simple combo with just some warm rice and broccoli florets. Asian inspired tacos are always fun, like these Hoisin Tacos with Sweet and Sour Slaw, or you can just pile it on top of a crunchy cabbage salad. You can stir it into a batch of (not) Fried Rice, or serve it with some rich Garlic Noodles. Me? I couldn’t stop eating it right out of the slow cooker. :P But honestly, I’m going to pair it with rice, some quick pickled cucumbers, and shredded carrots (you might see this combo in a Sunday Meal Prep in the future!).

One more note about the type of beef used. I used an eye of round roast because there wasn’t much of a selection at my store the other day, and this cut was the best price. Eye of round is quite lean, so the resulting beef had more of a flakey texture. A chuck roast or brisket would be more ideal as both have a little more fat and connective tissue, which will result in a more tender and moist shredded beef.

Slow Cooker Sesame Beef

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.

Ingredients

  • 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)
Read the whole recipe on Budget Bytes