Sunday, September 29, 2013

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

I'm not a huge crock pot kind of girl but do appreciate the ease of using one.  Working full time can put some limitations as to what I can cook during the work week so I have been trying out a few one pot meals that can simmer all day.  This one passed the test.  The best part is that there are only two of us so this recipe provided leftovers for a few days for lunches. Tons of flavor in this dish and minimal effort.  I think I could get used to this...

Prepare all of the ingredients and start by grating the ginger.

Mince the garlic and chop the peppers.  I used some Hungarian wax peppers from our garden.

Chop the onion.

This is a beef round chuck roast chopped into strips.  Season it liberally with salt and pepper.

Add everything into the pot along with the liquids.  How easy is that?  Time to cook and forget about it for a few hours.

We cooked ours on low for six hours and this is what it looks like when done.

Remove about two ladles full of the cooking liquid and pour into a glass measuring cup or bowl.

Whisk 3 tablespoons of cornstarch into the liquid until smooth.  This will thicken up the sauce.

Chop up some broccoli.

And drain some water chestnuts. Add broccoli, water chestnuts and cornstarch mixture back to pot and cook over low heat for 20-30 minutes.

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli
serves 4-6
2 c. beef broth
1/2 c.low sodium soy sauce
2 T. Worcestershire
2 t. toasted sesame oil
2 T. sriracha sauce
1 t. fish sauce
1/4 c. honey or brown sugar
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 t. grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup chopped peppers (your choice, green, wax, jalapeno)
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 lbs. beef round chuck roast, chopped into strips
3 T. cornstarch
1 head or broccoli, stems removed and tops chopped into chunks
1 can of sliced water chestnuts

prepared brown rice

In a crock pot, add beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire, sesame oil, sriracha, fish sauce and honey.  Stir and turn on machine.  Add garlic, ginger, peppers, onion and beef.

Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.

With ladle, remove about 1 cup of liquid from pot and pour into a bowl.  Whisk in cornstarch and stir until smooth.  Add cornstarch liquid back to pot along with broccoli and water chestnuts.  Cook over low heat for 20-30 minutes.

While broccoli is finishing cooking, prepare about 4-6 servings of brown rice. Serve in bowl with beef spooned over rice.  Garnish with peppers and sesame seeds.  


  1. This looks completely scrumptious! And your photos are so lovely :)

    1. You are too kind Violet... Thank you for stopping by! Can we take a minute and talk about how gorgeous your blog and photos are?!? What a fun site! Have a great weekend :)


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