What do you eat on days when you want to have a hefty meal but don’t really feel like cooking? How about a crockpot meal! Crockpot beef with broccoli is a simple recipe that requires very little input from you. All you have to do is prepare the ingredients and kick back while the crockpot does the job.
By the end of it, you will have a soft and juicy meal that’s packed with protein and fiber. Don’t worry about overcooking the meat and ending up with slices of rubber. The crockpot knows what it’s doing! Your job is to prepare the ingredients and thicken the sauce when the time comes. Oh, and don’t forget a side of rice!
How to make Crockpot Beef and Broccoli?
Slice your beef into thin slices.
Mix your brown sugar, sesame oil, minced garlic, soy sauce, and beef consommé in a bowl.
Add that mixture to the crockpot along with the beef slices.
Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
30 minutes before the beef is ready, take a little bit of sauce out of the crockpot and mix it with cornstarch.
Add that mixture back to the crockpot to thicken the sauce. You can now also add in the broccoli.
Cook for 30 more minutes and serve with rice.
What can I serve crockpot beef with?
The best side dish for crockpot beef is rice. The rice will soak in all the sauce and complement the taste of the beef beautifully. Rice is also a quick and easy side that you can make while your meat is cooking. Start on the rice half an hour before the meat is cooked. If you’d rather have something starchy, make some mashed potatoes!
How can I freeze crockpot beef?
You can freeze virtually any cooked meal if you’d like to save some for later. This is a handy tip that can save you lots of time on extra busy days. Before you freeze your beef and broccoli, wait for the dish to cool completely. Then, put it in an airtight container or freezer bag and place it in the freezer. You can store the dish for up to 3 months.
What’s the best way to cook broccoli?
That depends entirely on how you like your broccoli! If you don’t want to spend too much time on the broccoli, the easiest thing you can do is place it in the crockpot with the beef 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time. If you’re worried about overcooking the broccoli, cook it separately. You can boil or steam it for a few minutes.
- 1 lb boneless beef chuck, sliced into thin strips
- 1 cup beef consomme or broth
- ½ cup of soy sauce
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp cooked sauce from the crockpot after being cooked
- Fresh broccoli florets, as desired
- Hot cooked rice for serving
Slice the beef chuck into thin slices
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the brown sugar, sesame oil, minced garlic, soy sauce, and beef consomme
Add the sliced meat and consomme mixture to the crockpot
30 mins before cooking time is over, take out some sauce from the crockpot, let it cool for a few minutes, mix it with the cornstarch and add again to the pot again to thicken the sauce. Also, add your broccoli florets at this time. Serve over rice
Serves: 6 Calories299kcal (15%) Carbohydrates17g (6%) Protein23g (46%) Fat16g (25%) Saturated Fat6g (30%) Cholesterol78mg (26%) Sodium953mg (40%) Potassium459mg (13%) Fiber1g (4%)Sugar12g (13%) Vitamin A15IUVitamin C1mg (1%) Calcium38mg (4%)Iron3mg (17%)