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. Although I do use it for some pulled pork, but alas today is about beef and broccoli.
About three years ago, I remember pinning a beef and broccoli recipe from the Recipe Critic that looked like it took about two minutes to prep and then you let the crockpot do the rest. But I just never made it… that was until recently. My prediction of how long it took to whip together was pretty much spot on! For the days you really don’t feel like working hard to make a decent meal, this slow cooker beef and broccoli is perfect.
I’d recommend giving this one a try! Just keep in mind however, unlike most slow cooker recipes, you can’t just cook for 8 hours, otherwise the beef will just completely break down. Trust me I learned by doing it once. One of my recipe fails! So learn from my mistakes and give this slow cooker beef and broccoli a try. Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
- 1 1/2 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!