Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli {Recipe}

I've been trying to expand our list of acceptable dinner recipes that are liked by everyone. It's hard! I came across this recipe the other day and, being a huge fan of Chinese food, I decided to try my hand at it. The recipe comes to you courtesy of BS Recipes

Also many thanks to my cousin Kelsie for making this dish first and inspiring me to try it out!

I apologize in advance for the crummy photos...we lost our camera on the plane ride back from Los Angeles and I've been stuck using my old iphone ever since!

Finished product, over a bed of brown rice!
Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli 
Source: BS Recipes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips (I bought whatever was on sale...I believe it was an angus sirloin steak.)
  • 1 cup beef consumme (Campbells makes a condensed version)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (more or less, depending on how thick you like your sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons sauce from the crock pot after being cooked
  • Fresh broccoli florets (I used about 3 small crowns worth and wish I'd used more)
  • Hot cooked rice
Directions
  1. Place beef in a crock pot.
  2. In a small bowl, combine consomme, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, and garlic. Pour over beef. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  3. In a cup, stir cornstarch and sauce form the crock pot until smooth. Add to crock pot. Stir well to combine.
  4. Add broccoli to the crock pot. Stir to combine.
  5. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes on high (the sauce has to boil for it to thicken).
  6. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Raw beef with the garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, consumme,  and oil.

Just added the broccoli and cornstarch. Almost done!
In hindsight: 
  • I would have cut the beef thinner, or bought a different cut of meat. The beef ended up a little thicker than expected, and came out a bit tough.
  • It only took about 3 and a half hours total to cook on high. Cooking on low might have alleviated my above toughness problem.
Overall I am very happy with the way it turned out! Jace gobbled it up, and Mark took it to work and loved it as well. We'll definitely be adding this one to our weekly rounds. Enjoy!

~Sam