Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef

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Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef 4.13/5 (8 votes)

All I can say is "Holy Cow Flavor"! I've served my fair share of Broccoli Beef dishes and they are all yummy, but this one is super! The sauce packs a punch of flavor and the meat is really tender. One note though; this slow cooker recipe doesn't cook as long as a typical one would. If you have a fancy slow cooker with a timer, you're all set. But for those of us with the old-fashioned turn dials, we have a couple of choices. One, you can cook on high for 2 hours if you get home in time to make that happen. Or, what I did was throw it all together (it takes 5 minutes) while I was cooking dinner the night before. Then I turned it off before I went to bed, and stuck it in the fridge. You can heat it back up in the slow cooker or if you're in a rush, microwave it when you're microwaving the broccoli. Either way, it's delicious!

Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : HOURS PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine flank steak, beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes in the bowl of a slow cooker.
  2. Stir to combine, cover, and cook on low for 4-5 hours (or 2 hours on high).
  3. 30 minutes before serving, combine cornstarch and water in a small dish until dissolved, then stir into beef mixture. Cook for another 20 – 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place broccoli and about 1/4 cup water in a lidded microwave safe dish and microwave for about 3 minutes or until bright green and crisp tender.
  5. Toss broccoli with beef mixture and serve over rice or rice noodles.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 400g Calories 489 Fat 18 Sat Fat 6 Sodium 1737 Carbs 26 Sugars 14 Fiber 2 Protein 53.

White Rice

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 3 cups water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place rice and water in a small pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover.
  3. Let cook for 20 minutes (if using brown, follow package directions for cooking time), remove lid, and fluff with a fork.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 75g Calories 150 Fat 0 Sat Fat 0 Sodium 0 Carbs 35 Sugars 0 Fiber Protein 3.

NOTES

KID NOTE: The kids loved every bite.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Use mushrooms and zucchini instead of beef. You will not need to use a slow cooker. Simply saute the vegetables and then add the sauce. Simmer until reduced somewhat, then add the corn starch and water mixture to thicken.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Use tamari instead of soy sauce.

5 Comments

  1. Amy says:

    How thin should beef be sliced?

  2. milnamow says:

    Family ate it up…only complaint was not enough food!

  3. michele says:

    This has almost become a weekly meal for us – make it Sunday and eat it Monday! Amazing!

  4. Leigh says:

    Great recipe! I cooked the meat on high the day before & warmed it in the slow cooker and added remaining ingredients the next day. Worked out great.

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