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Crockpot Beef and Broccoli

If you are in the mood for a little Chinese food, reward your taste buds with this beef and broccoli dish.

Tastes like your ordered out!

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 – 2 lbs. top round steak, beef chuck roast, or flank steak.
    I learned that the meat will make a difference, so I recommend going with the flank steak especially if you can get it on sale.  Beef chuck roast works well too.
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil or sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)
  • 4 cups broccoli florets or one frozen bag
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • Rice (4 Servings)
  • 4 tbsp. of water

To Cook:

Spray the inside of the crockpot with cooking spray and then dump in the following ingredients: meat, beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, olive or sesame oil, garlic, and chili flakes.

Cook on low for 3-4 hours in the crockpot.

Mix together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 4 tablespoons of water and then dump into the crockpot, along with the broccoli.

Cook on low for an additional 30 minutes.

Prepare rice separately and serve entrée over the rice.

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And, if you would like to save (freeze) for later, use these instructions:

  • In large freezer bag 1, put meat, beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, olive or sesame oil, garlic, and chili flakes.
  • Separately, be sure to have frozen bag of broccoli florets, cornstarch, and rice on hand.
  • Put freezer bag 1 and the bag of broccoli in the refrigerator the night before to defrost.
  • Follow the above cooking instructions.
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