Slow Cooked Spicy Asian Beef

I had some braising beef to use up, and had not used my slow cooker in quite a while, so decided to fetch it out of the cupboard and put together something yummy for dinner. I put the slow cooker on in the morning and set it to 8 hours cooking time and the result was a yummy dish with meat that was so tender it literally melted in your mouth.


Slow Cooked Spicy Asian Beef

Slimming Eats Recipe

Serves 4

Extra Easy – approx 1 syn per serving

Original - approx 1 syns per serving (without rice)


  • 700g of braising beef (cut into chunks and all visible fat removed)
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch (1.5 syns)
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil (2 syns)
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, roughly chopped
  • 200g of mushrooms, sliced
  • approx 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger
  • 4-5 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (1.5 syns)
  • Black pepper to season
  • some freshly chopped spring onion to decorate


Place the meat in a zip lock bag, add the cornstarch and give a good shake to evenly coat (the cornstarch is what will lightly thicken the sauce as it cooks).

Add the meat and all other ingredients to the slow cooker, set to the low (8 hour) cooking time and viola, this lovely delicious dish will be ready to serve by dinner time. Top with some freshly chopped spring onion.

Serve with some quickly stir fried fresh veggies of your choice and sticky jasmine rice (if on Extra Easy)

The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx nutritional information:


per serving (without rice)





Saturated Fat


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  • Lorraine Murphy

    This looks lovely hun, I love my slowcooker xx

  • Anonymous

    hi made this this evening used pork instead absolutely stunning sooooo tasty and easy so glad i found your blog theres loads on here i want to try xx

  • Anonymous

    This is delicious. I can’t find many slimming world recipes for the slow cooker/crock pot so this is a real treasure! I’ve been using your recipes a lot in the last weeks. Thank you so much for being such a lifesaver!

  • Sylvia Rodriguez

    Can’t wait to try this!
    what does syns stand for?

  • Anonymous

     This is absolutley gorgeous. I left the chilli’s out as the other half doesn’t do chilli’s, but even without it is so tasty.

    I haven’t found a recipe that we don’t love!!
    Thank You so much xx

  • Lucy Holmes

    Wow, best recipe ever!! The beef is delicious! At half a chilli, it was very spicy, my 2 and 5 year old still scoffed it down though – they’re hardcore lol! Thanks for this lovely recipe.

  • Anonymous

    I have this on the go for dinner tonight, I cannot wait!! Fabulour site – thank you.

  • chelsearobbins

    *Do i cook it on high or low?

  • slimadmin

    it will cook fine on either setting :)

  • Beccy Worlding

    I’ve just put this in the slow cooker and my mouth is watering already! Only 8 hours to go!

  • Maggie

    This is cooking (without the mushrooms, hate them!) right now. My house smells amazing!

  • sabrina

    i dont eat beef, can i use this receipe for lamb meat instead?

  • slimadmin

    you could use any meat in place of beef. Hope you enjoy it :)

  • Heather Owen

    could you freeze the left.overs of this recipe? or have it next day?

  • slimadmin

    hi, yes this freezes perfectly or is great as leftovers for another day

  • Alex Johnson

    What is the difference between dark soy sauce and light soy sauce? I haven’t seen dark soy sauce in the store before.

  • Chris Marin

    The sauce nowhere near covers the ingrediants, not even a quarter of it. Is this okay? All my previous slow cooker recipes have been covered by the sauce they’re cooking in.

  • slimadmin

    Providing you had the exact measurements of everything, it is enough, as once the meat starts to cook it releases it own juices. I find some slow cooker recipes have too much liquid and therefore the meat end ups bland. It depends how saucy you like it though, if you likes lots more sauce in relation to meat, you may need to add some extra. Hope that helps :)

  • Kelly Robson

    Could u throw some veg in it to make it a stew? Or is it too rich?