I think its that time of year to bring out the slow cooker, and this dish is perfect because I’m making all Asian inspired dishes in my kitchen this week. The beef in this recipe is soooo tender and flavorful…..OMG…just heaven! It taste just like the beef and broccoli you would order from takeout, and when you look at the ingredients you would be surprised that those simple ingredients can create this flavorful dish! Everyone I know who tried this beef and broccoli loved it, but the thing I love most about this recipe is how easy it is. The slow cooker does all the work for me, I mean I actually left my house while I cooked this, and came back to a delicious dinner.
You can use fresh or frozen broccoli, both will work well. This dish also goes great over white rice, that’s the only way I eat this. Make sure you buy boneless beef chuck roast, and slice it into thin-medium strips. Don’t buy any other kind of beef, because you wont get the same results. I cooked this recipe a few times and bought a different kind of beef once (because I was being lazy and didn’t want to slice it 🙂 and my beef literally fell apart in the pot hahaha…I learned my lesson! I’m not perfect y’all, anyways, don’t make the same mistake I did 🙂
Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli that taste just like takeout.
- 1.5 lb of boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin-medium strips
- 1 & 1/2 cups beef broth (I used low sodium kind)
- 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 & 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tbsp. cornstarch
- 5 tbsp. of the sauce from the slow cooker, (when finished cooking)
- 3 cups of broccoli florets, or your desired amount
- In the crockpot mix together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and sesame oil.
- Place sliced beef into the crockpot and mix everything together to coat evenly.
- Turn crockpot on high to cook for 4 hours (depending on your crockpot you might need to adjust time)
- When finished, put cornstarch in a small bowl and whisk in 5 tablespoons of the sauce from the crockpot. Mix well, and pour back into crockpot stirring everything together.
- Add broccoli florets and cook for another 30 minutes to thicken the sauce, and cook broccoli.
Adapted from: tablefortwoblog