Go Back
+ servings
Korean beef lettuce wraps on a gray plate
Print Recipe
4.86 from 7 votes

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

A simple and easy slow cooker Korean beef lettuce wraps recipe with only 7 ingredients! Serve in lettuce wraps for a light and fresh dinner.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 8
Calories: 336kcal


Slow Cooker Korean Beef

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic chili paste (or use gojuchang paste)
  • 1.5-2 lb beef roast (I used an inside round roast but you should be able to use any cheap cut in this recipe)

To serve

  • cucumber (sliced into matchsticks)
  • carrots (shredded or sliced into matchsticks)
  • radishes (sliced thinly)
  • 12-16 lettuce leaves (butter or romaine are great)
  • toasted sesame seeds


Slow Cooker Korean Beef

  • In the base of a slow cooker combine soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, sesame oil and garlic chili paste. Stir together until completely combined.
  • Add the beef and toss to coat. You can also slice in half lengthwise to create two short pieces of beef and arrange in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on LOWEST setting for 6-8 hours. *keep an eye on the beef during the last 2 hours of cooking.
  • Remove beef from slow cooker to a large bowl. Shred with two forks or an electric hand mixer. Toss with remaining cooking liquid.
  • Serve in lettuce leaves, topped with cucumber, carrots and radishes and sprinkled with sesame seeds.



Keep an eye on this during the last 2 hours of cooking. If the liquid over-reduces, add some additional water or stock to the pot.
This recipe has a moderate spice. Reduce the garlic chili paste to reduce/eliminate any spiciness.


Serving: 1/8 of batch | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 603mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2720IU | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg