Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

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Beef_and_Broccoli3I have another DELICIOUS crock pot recipe to share today! I’ve been obsessed with using my crock pot lately, especially on busy days. There are so many awesome recipes to make in them including this Beef and Broccoli! It is so so yummy. 🙂

This Chinese take-out favorite is so easy to make at home, right in your crock pot. The tender beef simmers in a homemade sauce that is so incredibly flavorful. Throw in the broccoli the last 30 minutes and then dinner is ready to be devoured. I served ours over a bed of white rice and it was nothing short of amazing!

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Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli
 
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This Chinese take-out favorite is super easy to make at home and so delicious!
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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. sirloin steak or boneless beef chuck roast, sliced thin
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag frozen broccoli florets
  • White rice, cooked
Instructions
  1. In the insert of the crockpot, whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic.
  2. Place slices of beef in the liquid and toss to coat. Cover with lid and cook on low heat for 5 hours.
  3. When done, whisk together cornstarch and water in small bowl. Pour into crock pot and stir to mix well. Add the frozen broccoli over the beef and sauce. Gently stir to combine. Cover with lid and cook 30 minutes to cook broccoli and thicken sauce.
  4. Serve over warm white rice. Enjoy!

 

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  1. So.. If I set up in the morning before I go to work- and let it sit on low for 8 hours – will that be too long ? Silly question I guess.

  2. I made this tonight and it was amazing! The beef was like butter and even my 5 year old gobbled it up. Definitely going in the rotation.

  3. Hello, is the cooking time of 5 hours in a 4 quart or 6 quart size crock pot? I have a 6 quart crock pot and was wondering if the time would be less…thanks!

  4. So good! I refused to spend $10 on sesame oil so i used olive oil and put a few sesame seeds in it. One of my favorite crockpot meals by far

        1. Arrowroot powder is a good substitute for cornstarch. Others have said they used olive oil with success. Some have said they just omitted the oil and it was okay! Good luck!

          1. Thanks for the tip about Arrowroot. I liked the recipe, but personally will cut down on the tbickener.

  5. I have made this before with beef and it was amazing. Tonight I made it with a Boston butt roast from pork (it was on sale) and it was just as amazing. Thank you for this delicious and economical recipe.

  6. I made this tonight and added half a red bell pepper, 2 jalapeño peppers and some green onions. It was killer good! My husband loved it!

  7. I made this twice. The first time it was outstanding. The second time I used different brand of soy sauce and not very tasty. Did anyone find a differ Eve between the 2 main brands of soy sauce?

    1. I use fresh broccoli because I feel it just taste better. I leave it for about 30 mins or less. I just check it and we like it when it’s bright green and a little firm. But I think you can adjust the time it to your liking.

  8. Easy and yummy. Unfortunately my available time caused me to get a little creative with the time. I did the meat on high for 2 hours, then turned to low for about 45 minutes. When I turned it to low, I threw in fresh broccoli. I put in the cornstarch/water mixture about half way through the last 45 minutes. Despite playing with the time, I was still quite tasty and the broccoli turned out good. Cooked but not too mushy. Thanks so much for the recipe, I will definitely make again, and this time follow the temp and time directions 🙂

  9. It’s very rare I follow a recipe to a tee but I did for this one. I enjoy making recipes my own but since I was trying this for my husband I followed it and he was happy I did! He loved it and said this is a keeper! i have an automatic crockpot and it had to be set for 7 hours to get low temp but then it automatically goes to warm setting. Some pieces shredded apArt but who cares it was super tasty and soft buttery meat. Thanks for a “keeper”

  10. Oh goodness, yum yum. Chinese food is such a guilty pleasure in my house. we could all just live off of it. So, i love finding simple recipes that simulate Chinese take out. That way we can get our fix and save our budget (and hopefully our waist lines) a little grief. So, i think it’s pretty safe to say that this will probably be appearing in my kitchen very soon. and if i can get it to work well it will most likely end up in the regular dinner rotation. Thanks so much for posting.

  11. My family loved it. I was at work and my wife text and said Call Me. So I did and she stated, “Honey that was very good. ” And the kids loved it. When I got off at midnight I tasted it and totally agreed.

    Thank you!!!!

    1. I just made it tonight with beef stew meat! It was great! Wondering if I should have put in less cornstarch though.

    2. I bought stew meat by accident the last set time I made it. I trimmed it of extra fat, sliced it nice and thin and it was PHENOMENAL!!!! Go for it 🙂

  12. This is my family’s favourite meal ever. I’ve made as written several times and it was fantastic. Recently I got on a freezer meal kick to save time…..A while back I made it ahead in a ziploc bag & put it in the freezer (minus the cornstarch slurry and broccoli). I popped it into the crockpot this morning for 6 hours on low. When I got home it had only been cooking for 5 hours so I broke apart the meat that was still in a clump due to being frozen and cranked it up to high for 1 hour. After the hour I mixed in the cornstarch slurry to thicken and put back on low for 30 mins. I didn’t have frozen broccoli so I steamed fresh for about 10 mins so it was still a bit crunchy, then added to the meat mix for the last 15 mins of low cook time. It came out melt in your mouth AH-MAZING!!!!! Served over jasmine rice and every single one of my 4 picky eaters gobbled it down with no complaints!!! That only happens when we order pizza btw 🙂 I’ve never tasted anything so good! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!!!

  13. This was good! Before mixing in the cornstarch/water I taste tested the sauce and it seemed to be missing something to me. Added 1/2 teaspoon of ginger and that did it! Also, I cooked the meat 1.5 hours on high and 1.5 hours on low, and it didn’t fall apart. Thanks for the great recipe!

  14. I wasn’t sure at first…but this turned out FANTASTIC! My family has asked for this again, lol . Thank you for a great dinner night & will be following your page to see whats next.

  15. I just made this in my Instant Pot. I sautéed shallots first. The beef and broccoli only took 5 minutes to cook on high pressure. This recipe is Fabulous!! Thank you so much!!!

  16. I tried this recipe out this week and it was awesome. Both of my children and their spouses have moved back in with us while waiting for their houses to be built, and everyone loved this meal…all six of us! Will definitely be cooking this one again.

  17. I had to cook on low for 5 hours and set it to auto-set to warm for another 3 hours. Unfortunately my meat fell apart. I added the broccoli and steamed carrots when thickening. After 30 minutes it wasn’t thick, so I added some more cornstarch. Flavor was nice…a bit sweet from the brown sugar. My son loved it, probably because of the sweetness! Thanks for a meal I can make while away at work.

  18. Oh my gracious this is YUMMY!!!!! I added 1 medium chopped onion, half a red bell pepper, and 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper. This is so super simple and really yummy. Thank you so much!

      1. So sorry for the delayed response. I use fresh broccoli rather than frozen, so I cook the meat for a few hours (5 is a bit much), and about 30-45 minutes before I’m ready to eat, I add the bell pepper, onion, and fresh broccoli straight to the crock pot with the meat. It’s really delicious. If you added those things at the beginning, they’d just turn to mush! 🙂 I hope that helps!

  19. I really like this recipe. It is easy to modify if you want a little different flavor. Today, I added ginger, red pepper flakes, bamboo shoots, and pea pods.

  20. I found this recipe and wanted to try it right away. I didn’t have everything it called for so I used beef stew meat and 1 can of beef mushroom soup then all the rest of the ingredients. It turned out really tasty and I will definitely make this again. The beef stew meat was really tender because it was cooked slowly. Next time I will add onion and sliced fresh mushrooms. My husband thought it was really good and he isn’t real big on broccoli. HA!

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