Slow Cooker Asian Beef


I was thinking about Asian flavors and slow cooking. So I decided to slow cook some chuck. I think this out very flavorful, and the meet was very tender. I am not sure anyone in China or nearby ever cooked it this way, but we still liked it. It was kind of an Asian Pot Roast.

Slow Cooker Asian Braised Beef


  • 3 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes, excess fat trimmed
  • 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 green onions,thinly sliced
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 stalks lemongrass, cut into pieces and pounded
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup  soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha sauce


  1. In a small bowl whisk together flour, salt, and pepper.
  2. Dredge cut beef into flour mixture.
  3. Shake off any excess flour. Set aside.
  4. In a medium sized skillet, add vegetable oil and warm up over medium heat.
  5. Once warm, brown beef in batches.
  6. Do not fully cook meat, you just want to have a nice crust.
  7. Place seared beef in slow cooker.
  8. In the same skillet you cooked beef, add minced garlic and ginger.
  9. Cook until fragrant.
  10. Add lemongrass and cook until garlic begins to brown.
  11. Add red pepper flakes and chicken broth.
  12. Transfer mixture to slow cooker.
  13. In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, and Sriracha.
  14. Add to slow cooker and add green onions on top.
  15. Cover and cook for 4-5 hours on high heat, or 6-8 hours on low heat.
  16. Serve with rice, noodles or crusty bread.

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