This Slow Cooker Spicy Shredded Beef with Soy, Ginger, and Garlic starts with well-browned brisket that gets spicy and tender in the slow cooker!
There are a lot of slow cooker recipes for shredded beef, but I think this Slow Cooker Spicy Shredded Beef with Soy, Ginger, and Garlic from The Perfect Pantry sounds like something special because of the techniques and ingredients my friend Lydia uses.
Lydia cuts the brisket into quarters and browns it well before it goes into the slow cooker, which she says will give you "more wonderful chewy bits when you shred the meat." She also uses a combination of regular and dark soy sauce (available at Chinese or Asian markets), which bumps up the soy-sauce flavor and color. Then she adds Asian seasonings like chili paste, fresh ginger root, garlic cloves, and scallions.
You can add a tiny bit of sugar if you want a sweeter sauce, but Lydia says the dark soy is sweet enough for her. Serve the spicy shredded beef on a rice bowl or over noodles with barely steamed vegetables for a delicious-sounding Asian meal. Or if you serve this beef over vegetables or greens without adding any sugar this is a low-carb meal option.
Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
- flat-cut beef brisket
- kosher salt and fresh black pepper
- chili paste with garlic
- reduced-sodium soy sauce
- dark soy sauce
- ginger root
Get complete instructions for Slow Cooker Spicy Shredded Beef with Soy, Ginger, and Garlic from The Perfect Pantry.
Recommended Slow Cooker Size:
Lydia made this recipe in her 5 quart Ninja Cooker which made it easy to brown the meat right in the slow cooker, but any 5 or 6 Quart Slow Cookerwill work.
More Slow Cooker Recipes from The Perfect Pantry:
Beef and Green Chile Stew from The Perfect Pantry
Lemon Garlic Chicken and White Bean Stew from The Perfect Pantry
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