{Recipe} Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli

 After taking a long look at the blog, I noticed how I was really lacking in the "Beef" category. However, I was also feeling quite lazy.  I found this recipe cleverly titled "Fake-out Take-out Beef & Broccoli" on Table for Two & it looked DELICIOUS & just like one of my favorite Chinese dishes.  Despite it already being summer out here & quite warm during the day, I was still in the mood for a heartier meal that would take minimal effort. This dish far surpassed everything I needed it to be! It was easy, delicious & tasted just like the real thing. It also helped that I had all the ingredients on tap except the beef.  I will definitely make this again!

Serves: 4
Cook time according to Table for Two: 6 hours 30 mins
Cook time according to Rachel: 5 hours 30 mins
How difficult was this for Rachel? Very easy!

1 lb boneless, beef chuck roast
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 tbsp sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp cornstarch
1.5-2 cups broccoli, raw
Serve with rice (I used brown)
Slice roast into thin slices while trimming the fat
Whisk together in the slow cooker: beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil & garlic.
Place slices of beef into the pot & toss to coat. 
Cook meat on low for 5 hours; stirring occasionally.
After 5 hours,  in a small bowl, whisk together corn starch & 4 tbsp of sauce from the slow cooker to create a slurry...aka a way to thicken up the sauce. Add mix back into the slow cooker & mix thoroughly.
Add in broccoli & stir well. Cook for an additional 30 mins - 1 hour until broccoli is tender 
At this point, I cooked my rice.

Serve right away!


  1. That looks delicious! I think this is suited for my morning food because it's very inviting and tasty! I will cook this tomorrow for my breakfast. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Love that you're making it for breakfast! Hope it is as yummy for you as it was for me!