CROCKPOT BEEF & BROCCOLI



NO soggy broccoli!! Yes, that is right. I do not like it when you make a batch of Beef and Broccoli and the broccoli is soggy and overdone. This is one of the best recipes I have made for it and the idea to microwave steam the broccoli right before serving is brilliant.

This dish is full of flavor and tastes much better in the crock pot than if you made it on the stove. Mainly because those strips of beef get to simmer slowly in all that soy saucy, garlicky, brown sugary goodness. Make sure you use a really goooooooood low sodium soy sauce here since that is the dominant flavor. 
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What you'll need

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 lbs sliced sirloin steak
½ cup sweet onions, diced
3 teaspoons garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup chicken or beef broth
½ cup low sodium soy sauce (I like Kikkoman)
⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 
2-3 tablespoons cornstarch, to thicken
3-4 cups fresh broccoli, steamed (see below)
white or brown rice, prepared

Garnish (sesame seeds)

DIRECTIONS
Add steak, onions, and garlic into the crock pot. (I prefer using my small slow cooker with this recipe)
In a medium size bowl stir together broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger and pepper 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 a couple tablespoons of broth mixture and mix it with cornstarch to make a sauce and then pour this back into the slow cooker to prevent lumps. I always do this in a little bowl and stir until smooth to add to the mixture)
Taste and adjust seasonings if desired (sometimes I'll add in some onion powder and garlic powder)
Place bite sized broccoli in a covered 2 quart dish with 1/4 cup water and microwave for about 5-6 minutes, drain any water left. Now add your broccoli to your beef mixture right before serving.
To serve, place rice on a plate and top with beef and broccoli.
Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

Here's the best thing about broccoli: it's high antioxidant power!! 
Dr. Oz has shared (I LOVE Dr. Oz) that his number one cancer-fighting food is broccoli. Broccoli is associated with up to a 30% reduced risk of lung, colon, and breast cancer. What you may not know is that the part of the broccoli you should eat is the stem, because it has double the benefit of the flower.

Happy Tasty Tuesday!!

44 comments:

  1. I've made a version of this before but never in the crock pot - anything in the crock pot is my friend!! Thanks for sharing this girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Yum! I love trying crockpot recipes and this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. i've got to make this!! this is genius to put it in the crockpot!! love this idea.

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  4. I love making Asian inspired dishes at home!!! You can save so many calories and lower the sodium that way. This looks delicious! I will have to give it a try :)

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  5. YUM! This is one of my favorites, and you just made it even better by saying crockpost <3

    Green Fashionista

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  6. Yum, this looks so delish! And I love that it's made in the slow cooker. Definitely saving this one for the future - thanks for sharing!

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  7. This looks delicious. I love broccoli!

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  8. This looks great! I love using my crockpot; I actually made some chili last night while I was sleeping thanks to mine!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  9. I love beef and broccoli!! It was the very first dish I ever ordered at a Chinese restaurant but at the time, I didn't like broccoli - just loved the beef and sauce. Now, broccoli is just about one of my very favorites! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. OMG! I make this! I ACTUALLY make this and it is the bomb dot com! We love it! And I hate mushy broccoli, too, so I steam mine, too! Love it that we have another thing in common!! Happy Tuesday! Muah!

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  11. This looks delicious, Andrea! I love a good crockpot meal, especially now that it's absolutely freezing outside!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  12. Yum!! This sounds so good! I'm all about Asian food, so I'm definitely going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing xo

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  13. Give me ALL the crockpot recipes= easy + delish!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. This looks DELICIOUS! I am going to start cooking more in 2016 and now that it is freezing in NYC today I wish I had something hearty like this at home cooking away in my crock pot! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. This looks great! I'll be adding it to my menu plan next week. Thanks so much for linking through Tuesday Talk.

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  16. This sounds amazing! I'm a huge fan of broccoli and it's great to know it a cancer-fighting food. I can't wait to try this recipe!

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  17. I totally didn't know that about broccoli! It's not my favorite but with all those benefits, maybe I should start adding it in a little more often :) And if it's in the crockpot... well, you know that's my first true love ;)

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  18. I LOVE crockpot meals... they make life *so* much easier! This one sounds really yummy, Andrea!

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  19. This sounds so good! I had such a crappy beef and broccoli microwave meal from Harris Teeter last week that I need to redeem it with this recipe!

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  20. AHHHHHHHH....this sounds so good! Can't wait to try it! Hope your year is off to a fantastic start:) :) :)

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  21. This looks delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe. Would love to see you at tomorrow's linkup!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  22. I love crockpot recipes, and this looks so good!

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  23. I am all about crockpot recipes!! This looks delicious!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  24. This sounds/looks delicious, I just got a new crockpot, time to put it to good use! I'd love to have you join my blogger link-up, you can find the latest here: bit.ly/1muMV0V

    xx,

    Kelly

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  25. I love the idea of stirring in perfectly cooked broccoli right before serving. Genius!

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  26. This looks so good. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Crockpot?! Sold! This sounds so good. I love a delicious crockpot meal and this one looks and sounds so tasty. Thanks for sharing gorgeous!

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  28. Yum!! I love beef and broccoli, but have never made it myself! Thanks!!

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  29. Will definitely be making this for my guys! I try to do a crockpot meal at least once a week because it's so easy and delicious.

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  30. Yum!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  31. Looks so good..I'm sure my hubby would love it! I'm cutting out sugar as much as possible this month but when I'm done I think I'm going to have to splurge on this one!

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  32. Hi Andrea. Thanks for linking your yummy Crockpot Beef and Broccoli to the Creative Muster Party, it looks amazing!

    Hope you have a sweet weekend!
    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

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  33. This looks delicious. I love a good crock pot recipe. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  34. This broccoli beef looks amazing! I never really use a crockpot, I may have to dust mine off for this recipe.

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  35. I love anything in a crock pot and this looks especially good!
    I found you on Paula's no rules blog hop - would love to have you share on What's for Dinner
    http://www.lazygastronome.com/whats-for-dinner-sunday-linky-26/

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  36. Lovely dish. I just found your blog. It's lovely. Broccoli is so great with many meats, especially Asian inspired. Crock pot cooking is the best, along with my pressure cooker. Happy New Year!

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  37. Looks yummy! I didn't know that about the stem...good to know.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  38. I love beef and broccoli!! I'm going to pin this recipe!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  39. Pinning to share! We appreciate you linking up your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  40. You know Andrea, I was actually craving this the other week. I made it using the pan but if I could make it in the crock pot, even better. I'm saving this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party. Hope to see you again.

    Anne xx

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  41. I've never thought to make this in the crockpot! Sounds delish! Thanks for linking up to Throwback ThursdaysW

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  42. This looks delicious! And easy because you can do it in a crockpot! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Table It!

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  43. I can't believe it looks that good from a crock pot....lol I am definitely going to have to use it for more than just pot roast!

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  44. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit Over the Moon for more sharing fun! Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit.

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