Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Beef Recipe

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Beef
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook time: 8 Hours & 30 Minutes
  • Total time: 8 Hours & 50 Minutes
  • Serves: 4-6


  • 500 g (1.1 lb) beef, cubed
  • 440 g (15.5 oz) can pineapple pieces with unsweetened juice (Do not drain)
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 carrot, peeled & sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ΒΌ cup apple cider vinegar



  1. In a frypan, quickly sear the beef, so it is browned on all sides.
  2. In a slow cooker, add all the ingredients except for the cornstarch and water.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. In a bowl, mix the cornstarch and water until it forms a paste. Pour into the slow cooker and stir until mixed in.
  5. Cook on high for 15-30 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • To ensure that this dish is gluten-free, use a gluten-free variety of soy sauce, cornstarch, and ketchup.
  • If you are not a fan of ketchup, then a good tomato paste will be fine to use instead.
  • There are more ingredients that you can add to this dish. For example, baby corn and water chestnuts are delicious in this dish. Other vegetables work well too.
  • Cooking on high is an option if you are running low on time. Make sure you half the amount of cooking time to avoid overcooking the vegetables.
  • You can skip browning the meat if you are running low on time. You may need to skim off any excess fat towards the end of cooking.

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