3 years ago

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Burrito Bowls

A flavorful, Korean-inspired twist on burrito bowls from Twin Cities food blogger greens & chocolate. Thanks to your slow cooker, it’s incredibly simple to make!

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of bowl meals. I’m pretty sure it started with Chipotle’s burrito bowls way back in grad school, but has grown into a way for me to take all of the random ingredients in my fridge, throw them on some rice or quinoa and call it a meal.  

Of course, I like to make actual recipes that are supposed to be bowls, too! For example, on my blog I have recipes for Falafel Quinoa Bowls, Thai Peanut Turkey Bowls, and my personal favorite: Autumn Nourish Bowls.  Don’t those all just sound so good? I’m super excited about this new bowl recipe too!

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Burrito Bowls is one of those meals that is so full of flavor, but with minimal effort and ingredients. One downside of bowl meals is that there can be a lot of components to assemble and prep at the last minute. Luckily, this recipe is not like that.  

The beef is so simple to throw together – it’s a dump-it-all-in-and-set-it slow cooker recipe.  There’s no searing the beef or any other putzy step like that.

Then just cook the rice, chop the cilantro, cut up some cucumber, make a quick sriracha mayo and get your favorite jar of kimchi from the refrigerator. And here’s a little weeknight meal pro-tip for you: Cook a big batch of rice ahead of time and freeze it in whatever portions your family might eat. Then you can just take it out of the freezer in the morning and it will be ready to heat up and eat by dinnertime! The sriracha mayo is also easy to prep ahead of time, if you want.  

One last note about the recipe: You’ll notice I have a range on the amounts of rice. It’s pretty much personal preference per serving, in my opinion. We probably used about ¾ cup of rice for each of us, but for smaller or bigger appetites, you might want less or more.  

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Burrito Bowls

6-8 servings
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 9 hours

For the beef:
3-4 pounds beef chuck roast
1 cup beef broth
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup brown sugar
4 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
½ teaspoon onion powder

For the sriracha mayo:
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons milk
1-2 tablespoons sriracha, depending on your spice preference

For the bowls:
4-6 cups cooked rice
1 large cucumber, sliced
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped


  1. Place beef in slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, ginger and onion powder. Pour over beef.
  3. Cook on low for 8-9 hours, until the meat shreds easily with a fork.
  4. Once cooked, remove from slow cooker and shred with a couple of forks. Add about ½ cup of the liquid from the slow cooker to the beef to give it all that good flavor.
  5. Make the sriracha mayo by mixing together mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, milk and sriracha.
  6. Assemble burrito bowls by placing rice, cucumbers and beef in a bowl.
  7. Top with cilantro, kimchi and sriracha mayo. Serve and enjoy!