Slow Cooker Shaking Beef

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


This slow cooker recipe transforms flank steak into a tender, Asian flavored dinner!


  • 2 1/23 lb. flank steak, cut into large cubes
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced

For the Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water
  • 4 scallions, chopped (for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (for garnish)


  1. Add the steak cubes to a slow cooker.
  2. Mix the sauce ingredients together (except for the cornstarch) and pour over the steak.
  3. Top with the slices of red onion and cook for 6 hours on low.
  4. Remove the steak and onions to a bowl with tongs or a slotted spoon, leaving the sauce. Let it cool slightly then shred the steak into smaller, bite-sized pieces.
  5. Pour the sauce into a pot and bring to a boil.
  6. Add in the cornstarch mixture while whisking and bring back to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Pour the sauce over the beef and onions and toss to combine.
  8. Garnish with chopped scallions and sesame seeds.

Keywords: slow cooker recipe, crock pot recipe, crock pot beef, shaking beef recipe, steak recipe, dinner recipe