Crock Pot Korean Beef Bowls

Crock Pot Korean Beef Bowls - The meat is loaded with delicious Korean flavor and is melt-in-your-mouth tender, the rice is cooked to perfection and then stirred together with coconut milk and cilantro, and the combo of the two is PERFECTION.

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Super simple dinner that simmers away in your crock pot all day! Could easily be prepped and frozen and then thawed and cooked whenever you’re ready.



For the Korean beef

  • 1 pear, peeled, cored and roughly diced (I like to use bosc)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch knob of ginger
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 1/23 pound chuck roast, diced into fist sized chunks

For the coconut cilantro rice

  • 3 cups jasmine rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil 
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

Extra toppings:

  • More chopped cilantro
  • Sliced green onions
  • Maybe some spicy mayo if you want to get funky ;)


For the Korean beef

  1. Add all the ingredients except for the beef into the blender and blend until smooth
  2. Add the beef to your crock pot and then add the blended mixture on top of the beef. Stir to combine and then cook on low for 6 hours
  3. When done, remove the meat and shred (I discard the liquid remaining in the crock pot because it’s mostly fat)

For the coconut cilantro rice (if making in the Instant Pot)

  1. Add the rice, water, and coconut oil to your Instant Pot and season liberally with salt. Stir to combine
  2. Cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes with a 10 minute natural release
  3. Quick release the rest of the pressure, remove the lid, fluff the rice with a fork, and stir in your coconut milk and cilantro. Season to taste with salt

To assemble

  1. Add your rice, then your beef, and then top with sliced green onions and cilantro


If you’re making your rice using a rice cooker or regular pot, cook according to package instructions and then add the coconut milk and cilantro in at the end.

This recipe makes a TON of rice because I love having some left over (feel free to half the recipe). Nutrition info just accounts for the beef.