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Sunday Slow Cooker:  Sesame Beef

One of the great things about summer is all the outdoor get-togethers, barbecues, and picnics. It’s definitely up there as one of my favorite ways to spend a weekend – gathered with friends eating delicious food and catching up. I smile just thinking about it. And all summer I have been bringing these Korean Beef Tacos to summer gatherings. Sweet and spicy, they make a delicious and interesting main dish and the shredded beef tastes great in tacos, on sandwiches, or on its own.

However since this has been my staple all summer, I wanted to mix it up a little and add a sesame twist. Today’s recipe mimics the flavors of traditional sesame beef but in a shredded, slow cooker version. This weekend we ate it stuffed into hollowed out French bread with quick picked veggies, cilantro, and jalapenos to make homemade banh-mi sandwiches. It would also be tasty served over rice, as Asian tacos, wrapped up in lettuce cups with crunchy veggies, or served up with snap peas and brown rice.

Slow Cooker Sesame Beef
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 4 oz. (about 1/2-2/3 cup)
Nutritional Info: 205 calories, 10.6g of fat, 6.5g of carbohydrates, 1g of fiber, 22.6g of protein, Sugars: 1.8g
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *


  • 2 lbs. lean beef roast, trimmed of fat
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste (or ketchup)
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar (or 1 packet Stevia)
  • 2 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, divided (regular, black, or a mix of both)
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • Optional: 1 tsp.-1 tbsp. Asian hot sauce


  1. In a bowl mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, tomato paste, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, onion, 2 tbsp. sesame seeds, and beef broth.
  2. Place the beef in your slow cooker and pour the soy sauce/sesame mixture on tip.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until beef shred easily. Shred beef using two forks and let cook in the liquid for 30 more minutes.
  4. Top with remaining sesame seeds.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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4 Response to Sunday Slow Cooker: Sesame Beef

  1. Amy Alt on October 16, 2013

    Love the sound of the flavours in this recipe, and such a great way to adapt the recipe for winter. Great to find your blog, you have so many recipes! Particularly loving the seafood section.

  2. Cindy on January 23, 2014

    Could this also be made with Sirloin Steaks?

    • Kristen on January 23, 2014

      I would think so although I have tried it personally. Let me know how it turns out.

      • Cindy on January 23, 2014

        You have or Have Not?? 😉
        I will let you know :)


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