Looking for a simple meal? This Slow Cooker Beijing Beef is worth making in every way. Savory and sweet, all in one!
Looking for something delicious to make for the family tonight? Try this Slow Cooker Beijing Beef recipe! The marinade gives the beef a savory and sweet flavor. Serve over rice for a satisfying meal. Don’t forget to top with your favorite veggies!
What is Beijing Beef?
Traditionally, Beijing Beef is slices of marinated beef stir-fried with bell peppers and onions. Our slow cooker version gives the same delicious flavor without having to stand over a hot stove.
Ingredients Needed to Make Slow Cooker Beijing Beef Recipe
- Flank steak – The meat will need to be thinly sliced.
- Cornstarch – Helps to thicken the sauce.
- Yellow onion – A little yellow onion goes a long way!
- Red bell pepper – The red pepper will need to be diced.
- Brown sugar – For a hint of sweetness
- Ketchup – We recommend using a low-sugar variety
- Teriyaki sauce – Try using low sodium for a healthier option.
- Low sodium soy sauce – Use tamari for a gluten-free option.
- Apple cider vinegar – Adds a bit of tanginess to the dish.
- Sweet chili sauce – Optional for added heat.
- Minced garlic – Feel free to add more or less, depending on your taste preferences.
- Rice for serving – This is our favorite way to eat it, but you can use whatever starch or veggie you’d like!
Differences between Beijing Beef Recipes and Mongolian Beef Recipes
While both dishes feature thinly sliced beef, there are some key differences. Mongolian beef traditionally uses green onions and a sweeter sauce made with hoisin sauce. Beijing beef uses bell peppers and has a balance of sweet and savory flavors with the addition of vinegar and ketchup.
How to Store Slow Cooker Beijing Beef
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. You can also freeze the beef for up to three months.
If you want to make this Flank Steak in the slow cooker, then it’s important to know the ins and outs of the recipe! Here are some common questions:
Can I use a different cut of meat?
While flank steak is traditional, you can also try using sirloin or skirt steak
Can I make this dish without a slow cooker?
Absolutely! You can prepare the marinade and cook it in a skillet or on the grill for an equally delicious dish.
What can I serve this dish with?
Feel free to mix in some vegetables, like broccoli or carrots, to the slow cooker. Serve over rice or noodles and with a side of steamed veggies for a well-rounded meal.
What does Beijing beef taste like?
The marinade creates a balance of sweet and savory flavors. The beef will be tender and full of delicious flavor from the slow cooking process.
The next time you’re craving something savory, this Slow Cooker Beijing Beef is all you need to make. Which part of this recipe is your favorite?
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Slow Cooker Beijing Beef
- 1 1/2 lbs. flank steak, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
- 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. sweet chili sauce
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- rice for serving
- Add sliced flank steak and cornstarch in a large gallon size zip lock bag. Seal bag and shake until all steak is coated evenly in cornstarch.
- Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and add steak to slow cooker.
- Sprinkle diced onion and diced bell pepper over steak.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together water, brown sugar, ketchup, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, chili sauce, and minced garlic until combined well. Pour over steak and veggies.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Served over white rice, brown rice, or noodles. Enjoy!
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