Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

04.04.2014

Here is a recipe I’ve been meaning to make forever, as in since I saw it on Table for Two over a year ago (I love Julie’s blog by the way, if you don’t already follow you should). I’m glad I finally got around to it because this recipe is amazing! And not only that, it’s an incredibly simple and easy recipe.

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This recipe is one you will want to have on hand for those hectic days when you don’t have a lot of time to make dinner. The prep work is only about 10 minutes and the slow cooker does the rest of the work , then what you’re left with is flavorful, tender beef and broccoli smothered in a delicious asian style sauce. You could even make the rice the night before to have it ready for the following day. I recommend serving this with the basic long grain white rice or my favorite kind of rice – short grain brown rice (like this kind).

Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

4.5 from 4 votes

comforting slow cooker beef and broccoli served on fluffy rice

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker beef, slow cooker beef and broccoli
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 478 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs beef chuck (roast or chuck steak), sliced into thin 1 1/2-inch long strips
  • 1/2 yellow onion , sliced into 2 portions
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth or beef consommé*
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup slightly packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 cups broccoli florets , diced into bite size pieces (from about 12 oz broccoli crowns)
  • Sesame seeds , for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add beef and onion portions to a slow cooker. In a mixing bowl whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar and garlic. Season mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Pour mixture over beef and onions in slow cooker. Cover with lid and cook on low heat 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours, until meat has cooked through.
  3. Ladle out 1/4 cup of the broth from slow cooker and pour into a bowl. Add cornstarch and whisk until smooth then return broth mixture to slow cooker and gently stir.
  4. Add in broccoli pieces (if you want vibrantly green broccoli you can steam it instead then add it at the end) and cover slow cooker with lid, then increase to high heat and cook 20 minutes longer, or until broccoli is tender and sauce has thickened slightly.
  5. Remove onion pieces. Serve warm over white or brown rice sprinkled with optional sesame seeds.
  6. *I used low-sodium broth (as well as the low-sodium soy sauce) so I have better control over the amount of salt that goes in. You can use regular beef broth, you just might not need to add salt, and same if using the consommé.
  7. Recipe Source: adapted from BS Recipes via Table for Two
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 478 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 1339mg 56%
Potassium 1011mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 75.9%
Calcium 8.9%
Iron 26.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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87 comments

  • Monica: Love this recipe! Its going in the monthly rotation :) it doess take more time to prepare (chopping the meat and onions) but overall it was super easy June 19, 2018 at 7:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know you enjoyed it! June 29, 2018 at 11:57am Reply

  • Susan Jackson: I made this last night, and we loved it! I followed your recipe, and it was perfect. The meat was tender and delicious.

    Thanks!! March 7, 2018 at 7:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it! March 8, 2018 at 1:23pm Reply

  • Beth: Good flavor and sauce on this recipe but highly recommend using a different cut of beef. The one recommended is extremely tough even after cooking per the directions. December 6, 2017 at 6:57pm Reply

  • Ginny Rapkin: Absolutely delicious it is my go to recipe when I am begged by husband to make, I substitute the Sesame oil with light olive oil because that’s usually a pantry stable for us & I add a dash of A1 sauce. I usually double up on the meat using Sirloin thin sliced cut on angle, from my grocery butcher. I cut that into strips when trimming, I also make 3`4 extra crock to freezer meals for make ahead prep, and in making this I place the meat and seasoning blend into a freezer bag, flatten out and also add note to it prior to filling it needs broccoli and rice so I can be sure to have that ready. October 2, 2017 at 11:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you love it – thanks for the great suggestions and review! October 2, 2017 at 11:54am Reply

  • IHYP: Would it be a waste of time to marinate the beef in the low sodium soy souce & sesame oil for a couple of hours before cooking. Would that just make the meat too salty? Thanks! Looking forward to trying this tonight. September 30, 2017 at 9:29am Reply

  • Krysta: Do you put the beef in frozen or thawed? Thanks! August 21, 2017 at 10:46am Reply

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