Crock Pot Beef Broccoli

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My favorite Chinese food, next to Chow Mein, is Beef Broccoli.  I really love Beef Broccoli.  The best beef broccoli I have ever eaten was at a Chinese/Mexican Restaurant in Mexico (truth).  On the other hand, my Hubby hates Chinese food.  He hates those things called “vegetables” and especially Broccoli.  He is one of those people that can taste the bitter in broccoli, so I get all of his broccoli when we eat out!  (YEAH!).  He would prefer that I never make it.  So when he is out of town I have Chinese food, especially Beef Broccoli.  Well this weekend he is out of town and I am going to make Beef Broccoli, so I will be extra happy.  This is one way to make it.
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Step 1:

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1 ½ lbs. boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips ( I bought it sliced that way)
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons sauce from the crock pot after being cooked
16 oz.Broccoli florets

Slow Cooker/Crockpot
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 Chef Knife (not shown, google it)

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Place beef in a crock pot.

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 In a small bowl, combine beef broth,

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soy sauce,

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brown sugar,

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and garlic.  Do you know the easy way to  peal garlic cloves.  Just put one on a flat surface and smash it with the flat side of a chef knife (or something like that).  The paper like skin comes right off.  Then mince it with the chefs knife.

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Sitr all the ingredients together.

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Pour it  over the beef and stir.  Put on the lid and cook on low for 4-5 hours.

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In a cup, stir cornstarch and sauce from the crock pot until smooth. Add to crock pot. Stir well to combine. 

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Add broccoli to the crock pot. Stir to combine.  Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes on high (the sauce has to boil for it to thicken).
xGrape8 months ago

Made this tonight. Turned out very good, definitely making it again later. I don't think I've ever enjoyed broccoli this much :) Thanks for sharing!

Hello! This looks amazing! How vital is the brown sugar? I'm trying to lessen the sugar in my diet.

The brown sugar enhances the flavor. You could reduce it by half or leave it out all together. It will be less sweet, but if you are used to less sweet, that should be okay. Thanks for commenting.

jennyblake1 year ago
very delicious and very healthy :)
Do you use frozen or fresh broccoli?
craftknowitall (author)  Pixiegirl751 year ago
I had fresh so I used fresh. Frozen would work out okay too. Thanks for commenting.
elizruge2 years ago
Came out EXCELLENT. My family kept saying "Mom, we love you". I usually only get that when I cook something good, so thanks :-)
craftknowitall (author)  elizruge2 years ago
You're welcome.
very good. I added a medium sweet onion in the beginning as well and about half way into tje process I added halved button mushrooms. that added quite a bit of flavor and texture to the dish. the dish is great as it is, I just like onions and mushrooms.
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Looks great! Thanks