Beef & Broccoli in the Slow Cooker

Who doesn’t love Chinese food? Loaded with meat and veggies, it used to be one of my favorite take-out meals. But with MSG and lots of sodium, I try to keep my Chinese intake down. But when a craving hits, there’s not a lot to satisfy it.

Enter this beef and broccoli. To say it is good is an understatement. Don’t believe me? It was tested and approved by my teammate, Jon North. As with all my favorite recipes, you dump it all into the slow cooker, turn it on high, and in four hours, a perfect meal is born. Serve this with a side of white or brown rice to fill you up.

Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 4 hours
Total time 4 hours, 5 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Region Chinese
Tasty and simple, this slow cooker meal is a much healthier version of your favorite takeout meal. With iron-rich beef and fiber-packed broccoli, this nutritious meal is sure to become a weekly staple in your house.

Ingredients

  • 2lb beef, sliced into 1/2" inch slices
  • 2 Crowns broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic (peeled, but not chopped)
  • salt & freshly ground pepper

Directions

Step 1
Dump all ingredients in the slow cooker and set for four hours on high.
Step 2
Serve over white or brown rice.

 

  1. JP left a comment on November 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    What cut of beef do you usually use for this?

    • The Strength Agenda left a comment on November 13, 2012 at 12:54 am

      I used a sirloin tip, but I bet a chuck roast, london broil, or similar cheap cut would work best. Because the crockpot cooks slowly, it breaks down a lot of the fat and connective tissue that usually makes those cuts tough. I would think flank steak might break down a little too much, so I’d steer clear of that.

  2. Adam left a comment on November 22, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Hey Tom and Beth! Brittany and I tried this recipe tonight for dinner and I got to say is its awesome! Simple and easy to make looking forward to trying more recipes!!!

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