We wanted to go to a matinee movie so I popped
this dinner into the crock pot after lunch.
Coming home to a ready dinner is better than take-out.
Slice the beef and chop the garlic.
In the pot, combine the consomme, brown sugar,
soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, ginger and red pepper
flakes. Add the beef and toss to coat.
Cover and cook on hi for 5-6 hours.
Remove about 3T sauce from the pot and combine
with 2T cornstarch. Stir back into the pot along
with the broccoli. Cover and cook on Hi for
about 15 minutes until broccoli is just tender.
Serve over rice.
Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli
1 C beef consomme or broth
1/3 C brown sugar
1/3 C soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T sesame oil
1/2 t ground ginger (opt.)
1/2 t crushed red pepper flakes (opt.)
1-1/2 to 2 lbs beef chuck roast,
2 T cornstarch
broccoli florets about 3 C
Trim excess fat from the beef and slice into strips.
Combine the first 7 ingredients in the crock pot.
Add the beef slices and toss to coat.
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
Remove about 3 T sauce from the pot and
combine with the 2T cornstarch to make a slurry.
Stir into the pot. Add as much broccoli as you
like. You can also use a bag of frozen florets,
no need to defrost. Stir to combine, cover
and cook on hi for 15-20 minutes to
thicken the sauce and cook the broccoli to
your desired tenderness.
During this time you can cook the rice.
How To Cook Rice
3 C water
1 t salt
Combine ingredients in a medium pot, cover and to a boil then reduce the heat to low and cook until the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork add a pat of butter if desired. It's always a 1 part rice ratio - 2 parts water . Easy to remember. 1 C rice to 2 C water.
tip: I like using my crock pot timer to start this recipe so that it will be ready when I get home. It will also stop the cooking and keep it warm until you are ready to eat.
tip: For Crock Pot Steak and Peppers,omit the broccoli and toss in 2 sliced green