Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

As we enter winter, I began pulling out my slow cooker more often. I really don’t know why as you can use a slow cooker year-round, but for some reason it just makes sense during this time of year.

About 3 years ago, I remember pinning a beef and broccoli recipe that looked like it took about 2 minutes to prep and then you let the crockpot do the rest. But I just never made it, until recently. My prediction of how long it took to whip together was pretty much spot on! For the days you really do feel like cooking, this is perfect.

I’d recommend giving this one a try! Just keep in mind, unlike most slow cooker recipes, you can’t just cook for 8 hours, otherwise the beef will just completely break down. Hope you give this a try. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins

Set and forget this easy beef and broccoli recipe.

Servings: 4
  • 1.5 lbs flank steak, thinly sliced and chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch + 4 tbsp cold water
  • 1 cup uncooked Jasmine rice
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  1. In a large crockpot, add the steak, beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic and chili flakes. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. 30 minutes before serving, whisk corn starch and water until dissolved in a small bowl and add to slow cooker. Cover and cook for another 20 minutes to allow sauce to thicken.

  2. Meanwhile, cook 1 cup jasmine rice according to instructions. Just before serving, place broccoli in large tupperware bowl, fill with 1/2 inch of water and place lid in off-set manner to vent. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Broccoli should be bright. Drain water and add broccoli to crockpot.

  3. Taste and season with salt if desired and add more beef stock if you need to thin the sauce. Serve with toasted sesame seeds and enjoy!

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