Dazzle your dinner table with this pressure cooker Korean beef dish! So easy to make, you don’t even need any knife skills!
Created one night after work, so tasty; flavours are fantastic, the beef just melted in your mouth!
What cut of beef should I use for Korean beef?
Traditionally you should use Bulgogi which is made up with of thin slices of the most tender (and expensive) cuts of beef.
But in this recipe, we tried to make it as simple and cheap as possible for an easy recipe to make at home after work. So we used Braised beef from our local supermarket and its taste fantastic! Using the pressure cooker makes even the cheap cuts of beef tender.
Making this recipe in the Pressure cooker saved so much time. It’s almost unbelievable you can have it cooked in only 25 minutes. Furthermore, the beef is so tender, comparable to slow-cooked beef.
Making this in a slow cooker is still an option. However, it would take 7 hrs!
Of course, not everyone has these fancy kitchen gadgets, so if all you have is a pan do not fear it’s still possible, allow a few hours more cooking time.
How to cook Korean beef in a Pressure Cooker?
If you are in the market for a pressure cooker, I can highly recommend the Pressure King Pro 6 L.
We use this a few times a week for so many different recipes, for example, fish, meat, vegetables, stew/soup, rice, pasta, desserts, cakes, egg, cereals, yoghurt, and pizza.
Luke loves making bread in it he hasn’t stopped experimenting over the last few weeks. He will share some creations soon!
See our step by step video how easy Korean Beef is to make
As can be seen in the video, we sped up the process by using our favourite brand Gia.
Gia Garlic Puree – can be picked up at any UK supermarket, save your time fiddling with peeling, chopping and pressing garlic. The tube keeps in the fridge for use whenever you make another dish containing garlic!
Gia Chilli Puree – available from most supermarkets, add it to any dish to add an instant kick. A little goes a long way, 1 tsp of puree is enough for some, we often use 2 tsp as we like it hot! Keep in the fridge between uses.
What do you eat with Korean food?
Try topping your pressure cooker Korean Beef with a sprinkle of sesame seeds all over to give a crunch and nutty flavour as well as finely sliced spring onion.
We have served with Jasmine rice and a simple cucumber salad.
Sticking with the Asian theme, we got out our fancy chopsticks …… which lasted for all of 1 minute before the spoons made an appearance, enabling us to scoff it down in seconds!!
Pressure Cooker Korean Beef
This recipe is so easy, you don't even need a knife!
Using Gia Garlic & Gia Chilli Puree this saves you from stinky and spicy fingers!
You literally throw all ingredients in a pressure cooker and within 20 mins it is on the table!
Step 1 ingredients
- 600 g Braised diced beef
- 80 ml Soy sauce we used reduced salt
- 200 ml Beef Stock we used 1 stock cube
- 50 g Brown sugar
- 2 tsp Gia garlic puree or 1 garlic clove crushed
- 1 tsp Gia chilli puree or 1 chilli chopped very finely
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp ground ginger or fresh ginger
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Step 2 ingredients
- 2 tbsp cornflour
- 2 tbsp boiling water
Pressure Cooker method
- Place Step 1 ingredients in the pressure cooker and give it a good stir.
- Select meat setting, set timer for 13 mins. When finished cooking, allow 10 mins for natural release of pressure
- In a small bowl, whisk the cornflour with hot water. Pour into the Korean beef, change settings on the pressure cooker to fry mode, stirring all together, this will thicken up the sauce within 2 mins.
Slow Cooker Method
- Stir Step 1 ingredients in the slow cooker, placing the lid on top
- Put the slow cooker on a low heat and cook for 6 hrs
- When the 6 hrs is up check the beef is soft and tender. Place Step 2 ingredients into the slow cooker pot, change settings to high heat and stir all together for around 2 mins to thicken up the sauce
- Place Step 1 ingredients in the casserole dish and give it a good stir.
- Preheat the oven at 180c°, 160° fan, Gas 4
- Put the lid on the casserole dish, place in the oven for 1hr, then add Step 2 ingredients into the casserole dish give it a stir, place back in the oven for a further 20 mins for the sauce to thicken.
Keep an eye on our Pressure Cooker recipe page for more dishes made in the Pressure King Pro.