Our Slow Cooker Asian Inspired Beef Roast, only requires two ingredients but can include so much more! The tender beef and gravy make this dish amazing! Here I go again talking about how much I love gravy but this one tastes so good.
One of the things I love most about this recipe is that you can just use Asian sesame dressing and teriyaki sauce to make it and this beef roast turns out beautifully, every time. I am always so surprised when a recipe is so full of flavor and so enjoyable with such little effort. I can't be the only one who feels this way. Can I?
Don't get me wrong, you can add all kinds of things to this roast if you want, but you don't have to, that is my favorite part! I usually include an onion, some garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper flakes, just because I prefer this roast with everything else in it when time permits!
If I have a sweet pepper that needs to get used up I will always throw one in. Also serving noodles or pasta with this dish is a great idea although mashed potatoes will work in a pinch! This gravy is so tasty on anything!
Also, I have to ask that you try my homemade teriyaki sauce just once with this recipe or by itself. I love it that you can control how sweet this sauce is and exactly how it tastes. It is the best teriyaki sauce recipe around, in my opinion. I am so excited to hear what you think.
Ingredients in Slow Cooker Asian Inspired Beef Roast
- beef roast, any cut, whole or cut into chunks
- teriyaki sauce, store bought or my homemade (my homemade is definitely worth a try, if time permits, in my opinion!)
- Asian sesame dressing
- sweet pepper
- crushed red pepper flakes
- noodles or pasta
- cooking spray
How to make Slow Cooker Asian Inspired Beef Roast
The only 2 ingredients you need for this recipe are a bottle of teriyaki sauce and a bottle of Asian sesame dressing (I used Kraft).
When time permits I add some extras that I have listed below. It is up to you how you prepare this delicious beef roast.
Spray slow cooker lightly with cooking spray.
Pour teriyaki sauce into slow cooker and add garlic, ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, onions and peppers.
Stir until combined.
Add beef roast and cover.
Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.
Flip roast over once during cooking if possible.
Once roast is done combine corn starch and Asian sesame dressing in a small bowl.
Stir until blended.
Turn slow cooker up to high.
Remove roast from slow cooker and loosely cover with tinfoil. Set aside.
Add dressing mixture to slow cooker and stir to combine.
Cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes until sauce thickens.
Prepare rice or noodles according to package directions if using.
Serve and enjoy!
More Slow Cooker Beef Recipes
Slow Cooker Asian Beef Recipe
- Spray slow cooker lightly with cooking spray.
- Pour teriyaki sauce into slow cooker.
- Add beef roast and cover.
- Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.
- Add Asian sesame dressing to the teriyaki sauce that remains in the slow cooker. If you prefer a thicker gravy, combine corn starch and Asian sesame dressing in a small bowl before adding to the slow cooker.
- Turn slow cooker up to high.
- Remove roast from slow cooker and loosely cover with aluminum foil. Set aside.
- Add dressing mixture to slow cooker and stir to combine.
- Cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes until sauce thickens.
- Serve with prepared rice or noodles.
- Try to not remove the lid of the slow cooker until you think the Asian inspired beef roast is finished cooking. When you remove the lid steam and heat escape and it takes longer to cook the meat.
- Choose a boneless chuck roast with rich marbling trimmed of excess fat. Try and choose a cut of beef that is wider and shorter verses long and skinny so it fits the shape of your slow cooker.
- Low and slow is the name of the game when it comes to cooking this recipe for Asian beef. If you want fall apart tender meat, cook on the lowest temperature for 7-8 hours depending on the size of the roast
- While it is not required, you can sear the roast before adding it to the crockpot for more flavor. Place a 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a Dutch oven. Sear each side of the roast for 1 minute on medium heat.