Sweet and salty — the perfect combination to hit any palate. What a beautiful thing it is, truly. Add the roasted flavor of sesame oil, and you take that sweet and salty to a whole new world. In the recipe below, we make a simple honey sesame beef right in the slow cooker, easy peasy.
We start by making a slurry using equal parts cornstarch and water. Adding this at the beginning is essential to thickening the sauce. Traditionally, you add slurry at the end of cooking, but when using a slow cooker, it's best to add the slurry at the beginning. Next we add beef along with onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce and sesame oil. This all cooks together, and in four hours, you have a meal your whole family will love.