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Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef

Rated as 4.26 out of 5 Stars

"So much better than take out! Use however much or little broccoli you like!"
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6 h 45 m servings 814
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Crumble beef bouillon cube into warm water in a bowl and stir to dissolve; add soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and sesame oil and stir to dissolve sugar.
  2. Put beef strips into a slow cooker crock. Pour sauce mixture over the beef.
  3. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours (or on High for 4 hours).
  4. Spoon 2 tablespoons liquid from the slow cooker into a bowl. Whisk cornstarch into the liquid and stir the cornstarch mixture into the liquid in the slow cooker until consistent in color.
  5. Cook on High until the sauce thickens, about 30 minutes.
  6. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil.
  7. Cook broccoli in covered steamer until tender, 2 to 6 minutes; add to sauce in slow cooker and stir to coat.
  8. Ladle broccoli beef over portions of cooked jasmine rice and garnish with sesame seeds.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If sauce isn't thickening, it can be ladled out and cooked on a stove until reaching the desired thickness. Then return it to the slow cooker.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 814 calories; 16 121.4 46.4 74 2167 Full nutrition

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I think slow cooker meals should be done in the slow cooker! So forget all the steps! Toss all ingredients into the slow cooker. Give it a stir and then cook it on low for the suggested time. It...

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Ok so I followed this exactly and my husband and I did not like this at all. I mean like really didn't like it. Too salty, and just a bad overall taste. Cornstarch did not thicken mine at all, e...

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I think slow cooker meals should be done in the slow cooker! So forget all the steps! Toss all ingredients into the slow cooker. Give it a stir and then cook it on low for the suggested time. It...

This was an easy, delicious and healthy dinner. As some others did, I used low sodium soy sauce and that seemed about right for saltiness. I wanted to stay true to the original recipe but I di...

My whole family enjoyed this, even the one who says he doesn't like Chinese food. He ate the most of all of us! I used Better than Boullion, light soy sauce, garlic powder and a flank steak, b...

This was very good. My family liked it. The only change I made is to substitute oyster sauce for half of the soy sauce. I also used 2 sixteen ounce bags of frozen broccoli florets instead of f...

I followed the ingredients and directions EXACTLY except I used lower sodium soy sauce because that's all I ever use. This was still very salty. I think I would leave out the bouillion next time...

Cooked on high 4 hours and then added cornstarch mixture and small broccoli florets for another 30 minutes. Beef stew meat was excellent! Next time I will wait until 15 before finish to add th...

Such an easy prep-ahead or freezer meal. Throw all ingredients except the water, corn starch, broccoli, and rice into a freezer bag and freeze until you need an easy meal. When ready to use put ...

I was looking for an easy yet healthful dinner--this was it! The whole family enjoyed it. I did use beef stew meat--which made it even easier.

Fantastic! I made 1.5 times the sauce the second time around because the first time I made it, it cooked down and wasn't quite as sloppy as I like. I also used lite soy sauce - had it, didn't kn...