Tasty Thursday: Korean BBQ, Round Three! Fight!


I never claim to be perfect, and by the time you get these pics, with the blog, I’ve tried a couple of times, or tried once and it was awesome the first try.. This one was the “third time is a charm” category.

We never have been to a Korean BBQ restaurant, but wanted to try it out. Hopefully that changes over spring break. In any event, we tried it at home. It’s Thursday, so it meant it was going in the slow cooker.

I had about 8 pounds of steak. You don’t need that much,  I just cooked that much because I rerun dinners on Saturdays(Shabbat), and I have grown ass kids in my house, LOL.

I also used my go to marinades. The brown sugar bourbon is our go to favorite, but last month when I was shopping, I saw this. Say Wha??????

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Yes peeps, it made my job that much easier. Now that was three months ago. I have since burnt and/or overcooked my creations. Tonight though……it was a success!

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You can google korean bbq recipes and look at the ingredients that call for things that you may not be able to afford or never heard of. I’m sharing this with you for these reasons:

  1. It’s kid friendly. I’m all for introducing new foods, but if it looks too foreign, your kids will tell you, and probably leave you disappointed.
  2. It’s cost friendly. I think we can all agree that we are trying to stretch a dollar as far as we can in this day and age. Although most of these recipes are authentic, when you go to the store to purchase what you need, you shouldn’t have to choose between a gas bill or a recipe.
  3. It’s time friendly. This recipe lets you prep the food, use your crock pot, and walk away to do other things. You can use this to marinade for the grill, or oven bake the next day as well! #winning

Slow Cooker Korean BBQ

(For 8 pounds of Steak)

8 pounds beef flank steak

1/2 cup green onion, chopped

Kosher Sea Salt

Seasoned Pepper

3 packages McCormick Korean BBQ marinade

1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1 cup soy sauce

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 sugar(brown or white)


2 cups water

1/4 cup flour

Take the first four ingredients, and put them in the slow cooker.

In a bowl, mix soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, sugar and vinegar together. Whisk in the seasoning packages. It will be a little thick, but don’t worry about it, just make sure the mix is completely dissolved and evenly whisked together.

In a cup, whisk in the flour into the water. Again, make sure there are no lumps in the flour mixture. You can use cornstarch as substitute. If you do, only use 1 tablespoon!!!

Combine the flour mixture with the marinade mixture, and whisk together to make as smooth as possible.

Add this mix to the crock pot. Cook on high(4 hours) or low(6 hours).

Serve with rice.

Now, as Annie(Wise One) chimed in, brown sugar will give it the true sweet and spicy bbq taste you want, but if you are out, regular granulated sugar will work. In any event, Annie is my BBQ critic, and she loved it. If she loved it, you will too!






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