My recipe for slow cooker sweet and spicy teriyaki beef is one of my favorite and reliable recipes to use in my Crockpot. It can take a tougher cut of beef and make it nice and tender. With a more tender cut, it practically melts in your mouth.
I love the convenience of the automatic settings and find the temperatures of high and low to be pretty accurate. This sweet and spicy teriyaki beef was done just under 4 hours and I left it on the keep warm setting for another 1 ½ hours and it was perfectly fine.
This meal was so easy, with minimal chopping, this low carb meal gave us leftovers and little clean up. Truly a win-win!
The ingredients include:
- Flank or top round steak
- Cornstarch or Arrowroot powder for thickener
- Olive or vegetable oil to lightly coat the slow cooker
- Soy sauce
- Brown sugar or brown sugar substitute
- Beef broth, stock or brown gravy (this gives the sauce a richer flavor)
- Thai chili sauce or red pepper flakes
- Oyster sauce
- Chopped onion
- Worcestershire sauce
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This low carb, sweet and spicy teriyaki beef is so full of flavor and easy to make. The slow cooker does all the work of tenderizing the meat and blending all the flavors together. It could easily be added to your weekly menu plan.
- 1 ½ - 2 lbs. of flank steak or top round steak (sliced about ¼ inch thick)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder*
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¾ cup brown sugar ( I used a sugar substitute)*
- 2 tablespoons of thai style chili sauce (or substitute 1 - 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes)*
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 teaspoons of oyster sauce (optional, but gives extra flavor)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 cup of beef broth, stock or dilute beef gravy
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- Put cornstarch in a zipper plastic bag and add beef, shake to lightly coat.
- Drizzle olive oil in bottom of slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, mix all remaining ingredients and pour into slow cooker.
- Add the beef and stir to combine with the sauce.
- Cover and on low for approximately 4 hours. The meat should be fully cooked and tender.
- Serve over rice.
** I served my husband's meal over basmati rice. For mine, I served it over cauliflower rice. It was so delicious I could have just eaten the 'rice' and sauce. It had the right amount of sweetness with some heat to balance the flavor.
**To keep the sauce lower carb, use sugar substitute and try arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch and use beef broth instead of gravy.
Keywords: Slow Cooker, teriyaki beef, sweet and spicy