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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

All the deliciousness of Chinese takeout without being fried. We love this Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli because it takes just minutes to throw together this version of Chinese Beef and Broccoli tastes just as good as (if not better than!) takeout.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: beef and broccoli, Easy dinner recipe, easy slow cooker recipe, Slow Cooker Recipe
Servings: 5
Calories: 546kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Small Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Boneless beef chuck roast (cut into thin strips)
  • 1 cup beef broth (I used reduced sodium)
  • ½ cup soy sauce (I used reduced sodium)
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons cold water
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 2 cups cooked rice

Instructions

  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place beef strips inside slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, mix beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic together. Pour over the beef strips in the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours (the beef will be so tender that it will fall apart when you touch it).
  • In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and cold water. Mix in with the beef and liquid that is in the slow cooker. Add broccoli pieces to the slow cooker, put the lid back on, and cook for an additional 30 minutes on high heat.
  • Stir well and serve over hot cooked rice.

Video

Notes

TO MAKE AS A FREEZER MEAL:

In a freezer-safe gallon-size ziploc bag, place beef strips, beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic cloves. Seal and freeze for up to 30 days.
Before cooking, let thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours, then cook according to the directions found in step 3 of the recipe below.

Nutrition

Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 1651mg | Potassium: 956mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 5mg