Introduction: Crock Pot Beef Broccoli

About: In a valiant attempt to keep myself from dying of boredom, I create.
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.

Step 1:

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
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
 Chef Knife (not shown, google it)

Step 2:

Place beef in a crock pot.

Step 3:

 In a small bowl, combine beef broth,

Step 4:

soy sauce,

Step 5:

brown sugar,

Step 6:


Step 7:

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.

Step 8:

Sitr all the ingredients together.

Step 9:

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

Step 10:

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

Step 11:

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).

Step 12:

Serve over hot cooked rice, or by its self.  OHHHH YUUUMMMMM!  So easy and so good.  I keep adding more broccoli, can't get enough of that old broccoli.  Enjoy!
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