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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

FAMILY FAVORITE SLOW COOKER BEEF AND BROCCOLI RECIPE. JUICY, FLAVORFUL BEEF SIMMERED IS A HOMEMADE SAUCE WITH BRIGHT CRISP BROCCOLI OVER A BED OF WHITE RICE! CROCK POT BEEF AND BROCCOLI THAT’S BETTER THAN TAKE OUT!
Course crock pot, Dinner, Main, Main Course, slow cooker
Cuisine American, asian
Keyword baby wipes recipe, beef, broccoli, crock pot, how to make, rice, slow cooker, take-out
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 1.2 lbs steak I used flank steak, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup white or yellow onions diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • fresh ginger grated (optional)
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth warmed
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce I like Kikkoman
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch to thicken
  • 3-4 cups fresh broccoli steamed (see note)
  • white rice prepared
  • Garnish red pepper flakes, sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Add steak, onions, garlic and fresh ginger into the slow cooker. (I prefer using my small slow cooker with this recipe)
  • In a medium size bowl stir together broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes until brown sugar has dissolved.
  • Pour mixture into slow cooker and stir.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until steak is tender to your liking.
  • Stir in cornstarch to thicken the sauce. (Alternatively you can scoop out 1/4 cup of broth mixture and mix it with cornstarch to create a thick sauce and then pour this back into the slow cooker to prevent lumps. I never do this though)
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if desired (sometimes I'll add in some powdered onion and powdered garlic, black pepper, sriracha and salt, depending on the type of broth & soy sauce I use)
  • To serve, place rice on a plate and top with beef and broccoli.
  • Garnish with red pepper flakes and sesame seeds if desired.

Video

Notes

To steam broccoli, place broccoli in a glass bowl with 1/4 cup of water.
Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 5-7 minutes. Be careful not to over cook.