Lately my life has become a little crazy. The past year I have owned a food truck and with it out almost every night of the week and usually right around dinner time I have tried to up my crockpot/slow cooker game. Having dinner for my family is really important to me. And luckily recipes like this make that happen!
Ever since I have decided to add at least 2 crockpot meals to my menu each week I have tried to create as much variety in those dishes as possible! Years ago I thought crockpot meals were basically a roast or chicken and some type of cream of chicken type soup that you mixed together and look more like slop then anything else. And believe me those meals are still definitely a part of our home but they have become less and less common! Thankfully!!!
I made this beef and broccoli for dinner last night and it exceeded my expectations! I knew I needed to share it right away. Super super simple dinner! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Crockpot Beef and Broccoli
1 lb boneless beef chuck roast, cut into thin strips
salt & pepper
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 T sesame oil
3 T minced garlic
2 Tablespoons cornstarch (reserve for later)
Grab you crockpot and place beef strips at the bottom. Salt and Pepper beef. In a bowl combined broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and minced garlic. Stir to combined. Pour over beef and cook on low for 6-8 hours. When there is about an hour left remove beef and place on a plate. Keep sauce in crockpot. Grab the cornstarch and slowly add while whisking to prevent clumping. Turn the heat up to high add the beef back in and the broccoli. Cook the remaining hour on high. (if broccoli is small pieces it should only take about 30 minutes) Serve over rice!