Dinner for $10 (or Less): Slow-Cooked Korean Beef Is All Sorts of Delicious

Korean Beef

Have you been dreaming up a savory dinner that's full of flavor in each and every bite? If your answer happens to be "Hell yes," you might want to take a look at this slow-cooker dish that just might save your life (and your sanity).


Whether you're a fan of meals from around the world, or just want to try something new, this Korean beef recipe is super easy and, more importantly, super tasty. (Seriously, picky eaters will appreciate this.)

Slow-Cooker Korean Beef (adapted from recipe on Damn Delicious)


  • 2-3 pounds beef roast*, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup scallions (green onions)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar*
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

(*Notes: If beef roast isn't an option or a bit pricey, feel free to substitute with skirt steak. Substitute cider vinegar for rice vinegar, if you don't have it.)

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1. Mix all of your ingredients together (except the beef, sesame seeds, and scallions) in a bowl.

2. Place the beef inside the slow cooker and pour mixture over the meat. Stir generously.

3.) Cook on low heat for four to six hours, or until beef is tender.

4.) Top with scallions and sesame seeds.

Serve with rice.

Slow-cooker Korean beef

Price of items used:

  • $9 - Beef roast
  • $1 - Scallions

(I used bulk rice from my pantry, but you can purchase a small box/bag for $2.50 if needed.)

$10 ($12.50 if you purchase rice)


Images via Tanvier Peart

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