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Sweet Korean BBQ Beef Tacos – Amazingly tender, super flavorful Korean beef prepared in the crockpot!

Sweet Korean BBQ Beef Tacos - Amazingly tender, super flavorful Korean beef prepared in the crockpot!

You know how you daydream about having a clean house every day? And dinner and a cake made from scratch?
Well. That’s total reality around here. House is impeccable and I have 3-layer cakes waiting for dessert.

Um, only that’s SO not completely true! Layered cakes?! Pshhht! 

Can I be honest? This month, the one that just zoomed past us, was in.sane. Busy, busy, busy. At times, I didn’t know if I was coming or going. New school, new house, moving, shopping for things that didn’t involve shoes or handbags, etc… I am telling you, it was ridiculous. It still is.


As it happens, and because I like to be ahead of the game, I had purchased some beef chuck intended for the slow cooker so to help me out on those busy days with fast, yet delicious results. 

The day I made these beef tacos, I cooked about 2 or 3 pounds of Beef Chuck Roast in the slow cooker. We only had about 4 hours until dinner time and, because of our busy schedules, this was truly a blessing. My husband isn’t a fan of meat, but all that changes when you serve the saucy meat inside a flour tortilla with some pretty, colorful lettuce and a good spread of sour cream… topped with hot sauce. 

I have to tell you that, apart from being so convenient, the sauce is also very tasty. The only thing you have to do is add your favorite meat or vegetables, and you have a delicious meal to serve over some pasta, rice, or even stuffed inside taco shells. There are so many possibilities.

Sweet Korean BBQ Beef Tacos - Amazingly tender, super flavorful Korean beef prepared in the crockpot!

Now I am going to stop daydreaming about dinner and start cooking. Beef tacos, again? WHY NOT!?


Sweet Korean BBQ Beef Tacos

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WW Freestyle: 14
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Sweet Korean BBQ Beef Tacos - Amazingly tender, super flavorful Korean beef prepared in the crockpot!
Servings: 8
Calories: 529
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce , plus more to taste
  • 3- pounds boneless beef chuck
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 large onion , thinly sliced
  • 8 to 10 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups lettuce
  • 1 carrot , shredded
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage


  • In a large bowl, whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, oil, vinegar, ginger, sriracha, onion powder and pepper.
  • Place meat in the slow cooker and stir in the prepared beef broth mixture.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high heat, 3 to 4 hours. The meat should be very tender but retain shape.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and water. Stir the mixture into the beef broth and continue to cook for 30 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove beef and shred it; place it back in the slow cooker and stir around.
  • Prepare your tacos by spreading a tablespoon of sour cream on each tortilla.
  • Add lettuce, shredded carrots, and cabbage.
  • Top with meat mixture and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Korean BBQ Beef Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 529 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 1027mg43%
Potassium 809mg23%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1645IU33%
Vitamin C 9.6mg12%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 Responses
  1. shanee

    I am making the sweet Korean BBQ for dinner tonight, any suggestion for sides besides rice or making it into tacos?

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    You’re making me hungry… this sauce makes it so easy to fix dinner or lunch. I wonder if I can find this brand. If I can find it, this will be a great time saver!

  3. Isabelle @ Crumb

    I’m normally not the biggest fan of prepared simmering sauces, but that’s because they’re usually chock-full of unpronounceable ingredients, so I’m loving the fact that these are made without the weird processed stuff. I mean, who doesn’t love the idea of a quick-fix dinner every now and then… especially one that’s as yummy-looking as those gorgeous tacos of yours!
    I’m going to have to see if I can track these sauces down on this side of the border (and if they’re not, maybe I’ll just stock up the next time I’m in the US)!

  4. Deanna

    For a second there I was going to say-what? lol.

    I have a crockpot and it is collecting dust. I am intimidated by it, I don’t know why. Partly because I am afraid that cooking something in there might not cook lol. I need to get over my fear and make these tacos!

  5. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    I did the chicken marsala version of these. I love these tacos, I am stocking up next time I go to the store!

  6. Dionne Baldwin

    No picture perfect house here either! Reality is harsh but sometimes we gotta just roll with it. Roll with it and make delicious tacos! I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  7. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines

    I’m with Ramona. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten to dinner time and just stood in my kitchen wondering what the heck I was going to do. These are perfect!

  8. Emily @ Life on Food

    We don’t have tacos nearly enough. Always fun dinner to prepare. A little help during hectic times is always appreciated.

  9. Ramona

    We all need some extra help sometimes. I love all the Asian inspirations in these Campbell’s sauces. 🙂

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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