Korean Beef Freezer Meal Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Imagine thin succulent beef slices marinated in a luscious concoction of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and a hint of honey, giving it that irresistible sweet-savory profile. The addition of sriracha, the iconic Korean red pepper paste, adds just the right amount of heat, creating a harmonious balance of flavors that is simply unforgettable.
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Elevate your mealtime experience with the rich and enticing flavors of our Korean Beef Freezer Meal. Crafted for those seeking convenience and a helping hand for busy parents, this freezer-friendly delight allows you to enjoy the allure of Korean cuisine without the fuss.

Korean cuisine is renowned for its complexity and depth of flavor, and our Korean Beef Freezer Meal is no exception. It combines the best of Korean culinary traditions, offering a symphony of savory, sweet, and subtly spicy notes that dance on your taste buds. The secret to its flavor perfection lies in the carefully selected blend of ingredients and the time-honored techniques used to create this culinary masterpiece.

Imagine thin succulent beef slices marinated in a luscious concoction of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and a hint of honey, giving it that irresistible sweet-savory profile.

The addition of sriracha, the iconic Korean red pepper paste, adds just the right amount of heat, creating a harmonious balance of flavors that is simply unforgettable.

But what truly sets our Korean Beef Freezer Meal apart is its convenience. For busy parents juggling multiple responsibilities, having a freezer meal like this on hand is a game-changer. \

Whether it be taking care of the extracurriculars and not having the afternoon to prep and cook, or taking care of your elderly parents and not enough time in between caretaking and dinner, there is no need to spend hours in the kitchen; instead, simply reach into your freezer, and within minutes, you can have a delicious and authentic Korean meal ready to enjoy.

Prepare to savor the essence of Korea whenever you please, all thanks to this hassle-free and make-ahead meal.

Why you’ll love this Healthy Korean Beef Freezer Meal

  • Homemade Taste
  • Make Ahead Meal
  • Healthy Ingredients
  • Minimal Clean up
  • Fast Prep
  • Customizable
Korean Beef Freezer Meal Recipe
Hannah Stewart
Imagine thin succulent beef slices marinated in a luscious concoction of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and a hint of honey, giving it that irresistible sweet-savory profile. The addition of sriracha, the iconic Korean red pepper paste, adds just the right amount of heat, creating a harmonious balance of flavors that is simply unforgettable.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 Adults
Calories 811 kcal
Equipment
  • 1 Slow Cooker or Crockpot
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
Ingredients
  
  • 3 lb beef chuck roast cut into 1-inch cubes
Sauce:
  • 1 cup Broth (I prefer chicken broth)
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch
Garnish:
  • sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch green onions
Instructions
 
Prep/freezer directions:
  • Label gallon freezer bag with recipe name, cooking from frozen directions, and expiration date (three months plus todays date).
  • Add all ingredients into labeled gallon freezer bag
  • Freeze for up to three months.
Cooking directions:
  • Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Dump contents of gallon freezer bag into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  • Stir beef and sauce and enjoy! Serve over rice (I like basmati rice) and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired. Add some sriracha sauce too if you want a little kick.

Notes

  • Optional: Garnish with sesame seeds and fresh green onions. 
  • For a little kick add sriracha or red pepper flakes to individual portions. 
  • Use whatever rice you have on hand or your favorite and serve Korean beef over the rice. 

Nutrition

Calories: 811kcalCarbohydrates: 85gProtein: 21gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 244mgPotassium: 811mgFiber: 6gSugar: 13gCalcium: 221mgIron: 8mg
Keyword Beef Recipes, freezer meals, Instant Pot Korean Beef, Korean Beef Stew
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Equipment Needed to Make Easy Make-Ahead Korean Beef Freezer Meal

  • 1 Slow Cooker or Crockpot
  • 1 gallon freezer bag

Ingredients for your Korean Beef Freezer Meal Recipe

  • 3 lb Beef chuck roast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Sauce: (Blend together)
  • 1 cup Broth,(I prefer chicken broth)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut aminos, (or soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup Raw honey
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Tapioca starch
  • Garnish:
  • Sesame seeds
  • 1 Bunch green onions

How to make a Korean Beef

Prep/freezer directions:

  1. Label gallon freezer bag with recipe name, cooking from frozen directions, and expiration date (three months plus todays date).
  2. Add all ingredients into labeled gallon freezer bag
  3. Freeze for up to three months.

Cooking directions:

  1. Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  2. Dump contents of gallon freezer bag into slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  4. Stir beef and sauce and enjoy! Serve over rice (I like basmati rice) and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired. Add some sriracha sauce too if you want a little kick.

What to pair with your Make Ahead Korean Beef Freezer Meal

Sides:

Desserts:

Mocktails:

Popular Substitutions and Additions

Substitutions:

  • Chicken Thighs for Beef: Instead of using beef chuck roast, you can substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1-inch pieces. The sauce will work equally well with chicken, and it will provide a different flavor profile.
  • Coconut Aminos for Tamari: If you prefer a soy sauce alternative, you can use tamari sauce instead of coconut aminos. Tamari is a gluten-free soy sauce substitute that will maintain the umami and savory flavors in the dish.
  • Arrowroot Starch for Tapioca Starch: If you don’t have tapioca starch on hand, you can use arrowroot starch as a thickening agent in the sauce. They have similar properties and work interchangeably in most recipes.

Additions:

  • Mixed Vegetables: Consider adding a mix of frozen vegetables, such as broccoli florets, snap peas, and bell peppers, to the dish. These veggies will not only add color and nutrition but also create a balanced, one-pot meal. Simply toss them in when you’re reheating the dish.
  • Pineapple Chunks: Add a tropical twist to your Korean Beef by including pineapple chunks. The sweet and tangy pineapple pairs well with the savory sauce. Make sure to use canned pineapple chunks or freeze fresh ones for later use.
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: While not a major addition, you can enhance the garnish by mixing toasted sesame seeds with a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Sprinkle this mixture over the dish just before serving to add some texture and a touch of heat.

These substitutions and additions offer variety and customization to your Korean Beef freezer meal, allowing you to experiment with different flavors and ingredients while still ensuring it can be frozen for later use.

How to Reheat and Store Korean Beef after cooking?

Best way to store Delicious Korean Beef leftovers?

The best way to store leftover Korean Beef is to ensure it is properly cooled before refrigeration. Once it has cooled sufficiently, transfer the leftover Korean Beef into an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag, removing as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn.

Make sure the container is leak-proof to avoid any potential messes in the refrigerator. Label the container with the date to keep track of its freshness. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days for safe consumption.

If you intend to keep it for a longer period, consider freezing it. In that case, divide the leftovers into individual portions, place them in airtight containers, and label them with the date.

How long will Korean Beef last in the fridge?

With proper cooling procedures being followed and stored in airtight containers or freezer bags, your leftover Korean Beef recipe should stay fresh with good quality for 4-5 days in the fridge. It is very important to cool and store properly to maintain your freshness.

Can I freeze Homemade Korean Beef Meal after cooking?

Yes, you can absolutely freeze leftover Korean Beef after cooking it. Freezing is an excellent way to extend the shelf life of your leftovers and prevent food waste. To freeze leftover Korean Beef, allow it to cool down to room temperature first, as hot food can raise the freezer’s internal temperature, potentially affecting the quality of other frozen items.

Once cooled, transfer the leftover Korean Beef into airtight containers or resealable freezer bags, ensuring there’s minimal air inside to prevent freezer burn. Label the containers with the date of freezing for reference. Frozen Korean Beef can be safely stored in the freezer for about 2-3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy it, simply thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and reheat it thoroughly.

If you are looking to make this a raw freezer meal, which we highly recommend, simply put your recipe name, cooking directions, and expiration date on a resealable ziplock bag. Add all ingredients into the bag. Remove excess air, seal, and freeze for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat a Convenient Korean Beef Recipe

The best two ways to reheat leftover Korean Beef while preserving its flavor and texture are using the microwave and stove top methods.

For the microwave method, start by placing the leftover Korean Beef in a microwave-safe container To prevent dryness, consider adding a small amount of water or broth to the container before covering it with a safe-lid. Microwave the beef on medium heat in 30-second increments, stirring or flipping it between each interval to ensure even heating.

The stovetop method, on the other hand, is a preferred choice if you want to maintain the original taste and texture of the Korean Beef. Begin by adding a bit of oil to a skillet or frying pan and heating it over medium-low heat. Once the oil is hot, add the leftover Korean Beef to the pan. Stir-fry it gently, ensuring it’s evenly heated. To prevent the beef from drying out, you can add a splash of broth or water to the pan and cover it with a lid while periodically stirring. This method allows for better control over the reheating process, preserving the meat’s tenderness and flavors.

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