Welcome to our kitchen, where we share the joy of cooking with delicious recipes that bring families together around the dinner table. Today, we’re thrilled to present our mouthwatering Crockpot Beef and Broccoli recipe, a savory and satisfying dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or simply craving a comforting meal, this recipe is sure to impress with its rich flavors and tender textures.
Originating from traditional Asian cuisine, beef and broccoli is a beloved dish that has captured the hearts and taste buds of food enthusiasts around the world. With its roots in Chinese cooking, this dish has been adapted and enjoyed in various forms, each offering a unique blend of ingredients and flavors. Our take on the classic recipe combines the convenience of modern slow cooking with the timeless appeal of hearty, homemade meals.
- 2 pounds sirloin steak or boneless beef chuck roast, sliced thin
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 Tablespoons water
- 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen broccoli florets
- Cooked white rice to serve with (if desired)
1. Prepare the Sauce
In the insert of a 6-quart crockpot (slow cooker), whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and minced garlic. This flavorful mixture will serve as the base for our delicious beef and broccoli dish.
2. Add the Beef
Place the thinly sliced sirloin steak or boneless beef chuck roast into the liquid in the crockpot. Toss the beef slices gently to coat them evenly with the sauce. Cover the crockpot with its lid and set the heat to low. Allow the beef to cook slowly for approximately 5 hours, ensuring that it becomes tender and flavorful.
3. Thicken the Sauce
Once the beef is cooked to perfection, it’s time to thicken the sauce to a delectable consistency. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water until smooth. Pour this mixture into the crockpot, stirring it gently to combine with the sauce.
4. Add the Broccoli
Now, it’s time to introduce the star vegetable of our dish: frozen broccoli florets. Scatter the broccoli evenly over the beef and sauce in the crockpot, gently stirring to incorporate it into the mixture. Cover the crockpot once again and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes. This will allow the broccoli to cook to perfection while further enhancing the flavors of the dish.
5. Serve and Enjoy
Once the broccoli is tender and the sauce has reached the desired consistency, our Crockpot Beef and Broccoli is ready to be enjoyed! Serve the deliciously savory beef and broccoli over warm white rice for a complete and satisfying meal. Whether enjoyed as a comforting dinner at home or showcased at a special gathering, this recipe is sure to delight your taste buds and leave you craving more.