One of my favorite crock pot recipes, this Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli is so easy and delicious you may never order Chinese take out again. Not only is this version cheaper, it's healthier, too!
Beef and broccoli is always a family favorite, but ordering from a Chinese restaurant can get expensive for a family of four, plus they sometimes use a lot of oil and other unhealthy ingredients.
So making it at home is a great option, but some days I barely have the energy to feed myself at the end of the day, let alone cook a healthy dinner for four people!
That is why I LOVE my crock pot. I know I have said that a million times, and I will probably say it a million more. I love love LOVE my crock pot!
Easy peasy, just toss a few ingredients together, and BLAM-O, at 5:00 pm, dinner is magically ready!
Looking for another great beef recipe? Try this Irish Braised Corned Beef!
- Use stew meat. Yes, it is not as tender as buying a better cut of meat and chunking it yourself. But the time-saver is well worth it to me, especially since slow cooking the beef keeps it tender. (Hint: Certified Angus Beef brand stew meat is amazing!!)
- Use minced garlic from a jar. I know, it isn't fresh. I also know, it's super-quick. SOLD.
- Use frozen broccoli florets. In this dish, no one will ever know!
- Buy frozen rice that just needs to be heated in the microwave. I keep about four bags of frozen brown rice in the freezer at all times to make quick side dishes!
To enjoy beef and broccoli but without the crock pot, try this beef and broccoli stir fry! It's family-friendly and a great option for a delicious weeknight meal!
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Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli
- 1 and ½ pounds stew meat
- 1 cup beef broth
- ⅓ cup low sodium soy sauce
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon black pepper (optional)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic (you can use jarred minced garlic to save time)
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 16 ounces frozen broccoli florets (1 bag)
- 3 cups cooked brown rice (or your favorite)
- Add the stew meat to the crock pot.1 and ½ pounds stew meat
- In a medium bowl combine the broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, pepper, sesame oil, and garlic.1 cup beef broth, ⅓ cup low sodium soy sauce, ⅓ cup brown sugar, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- Pour over the beef strips and stir to coat. Cook on low for 4 ½ to 5 ½ hours.
- Abut 30 minutes before you want to serve dinner, take about ¼ cup of the sauce from the crock pot and place it in a bowl with the corn starch. Mix until the corn starch is dissolved.2 tablespoons corn starch
- Add the corn starch mixture slowly into the crock pot, stirring as you go.
- Mix in the broccoli florets (still frozen) and let cook for an additional 25-30 minutes.16 ounces frozen broccoli florets
- Serve over the rice.3 cups cooked brown rice
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
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Amazing recipe! Super easy and convenient! I ended up using rice cauliflower instead of brown rice and it complicated the dish well
My daughter would love this. Thanks for the recipe. Pinned for later.
Love broccoli and beef and tis looks delish! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I made your mushroom pork chops last week and enjoyed them.
Your Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli looks great! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Such a brilliant idea - perfect for working parents! I do love this dish, and your way of preparing it is simply ingenious 🙂
Thanks for sharing it with us at Fiesta Friday!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
What a great meal - Thank you for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party - hope to see you again this week!
Jersey Girl Cooks
Healthy and easy are my kind of dinners!
Couldn't agree more! 🙂