Slow Cooker Sticky Hoisin Beef

by hintofhelen
Slow Cooker Hoisin Steak Recipe

After hours in the slow cooker, this sticky hoisin beef is tender and falling apart.

The rich hoisin sauce is sticky, thick and even better the day after. I’d recommend doubling up and cooking this for a couple of evenings (or amazing packed lunch leftovers!) 

This meal feels much fancier than it is – it takes very little time to prepare, and if you’re in a rush, you could skip frying the onions and beef (although i’d recommend you do this step if you have 5 minutes!) 

Slow Cooker Hoisin Steak Recipe

With minimal prep needed, this is a meal which is easy and impressive – my husband requests this meal at least once a week.

Slow Cooker Hoisin Steak Recipe

Made with braising beef it’s a cheap meal – which feels like a fancy steak dinner!

How to make Sticky Slow Cooker Hoisin Beef   

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1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan (my slow cooker is a simmer & serve model so I can put my pan directly on the hob). 

2. Add onions and beef to the hot oil 

3. Cook, stirring often, until the onions begin to turn clear and the beef brown slightly (about 2-3 minutes)

4. Then add the flour 

5. And stir to coat – then cook for a further 1 minute (this will result in a thicker sauce at the end of cooking)

6. Then transfer the beef and onions to your slow cooker

7. Add the sauce ingredients

8. Then mix and cook on low for 6-8 hours

9. Then serve with sides of your choice, topped with fresh spring onion

Yield: 4 People

Slow Cooker Sticky Hoisin Beef

Slow Cooker Sticky Hoisin Beef

Deliciously tender and rich, this sticky hoisin beef is made easily in the slow cooker.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 Onion
  • About 500g Braising Steak (Enough pieces for 4 people)
  • 1 Tsp Flour

For the Sauce:

  • 1 Tsp Lazy Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Lazy Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Honey
  • 5 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 5 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tsp Sweet Chilli Sauce (optional)

To serve (Optional)

  • Fresh spring onion
  • Chips, rice or salad


  1. In a large, non-stick pan heat oil
  2. Then add the onion and braising steaks
  3. Cook for 3 minutes, turning often, until the onions are turning clear and the steak beginning to brown
  4. Add the flour to the beef and onions, stir and cook for a further 1 minute
  5. Then transfer to your slow cooker
  6. Add the sauce ingredients + mix
  7. Cook on low for 6-8 hours (depending on your slow cooker)
  8. Serve topped with fresh spring onion and rice or chips

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 428Total Fat 25gTrans Fat 0gCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 34g

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