Crock Pot meals are an all time favorite around here. For me especially. I love how easily I can throw ingredients in the pot and not worry about it until dinner. It makes my life so much easier and I can still be confident that we are eating a healthy meal even if I didn’t slave over it all day. Total win!
This tasty beef broccoli recipe can be pulled together quickly for a fast and easy weeknight meal. To avoid mushy vegetables, don’t add them until 15 to 20 minutes before this dish is done cooking.
The frozen broccoli doesn’t need to be defrosted prior to cooking, so feel free to add them directly from the bag into your slow cooker. Actual cooking times will varying by individual unit, so be sure to watch closely the first time you prepare this recipe to achieve desired results.
In His Grace,
Crock Pot Beef Broccoli
- Crock Pot
- 1½ lbs beef stew meat, cut into chunks
- 1½ cups beef stock
- 3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
- ½ cup gluten-free soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
- 1 14 oz bag frozen broccoli florets
- 1 red bell pepper, cut in short, thin strips
- 3 cups brown rice, cooked
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- Add beef stew chunks to 5 or 6-quart slow cooker crock.
- In a medium glass or other non-reactive bowl, whisk beef stock, garlic, soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil to combine. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Pour mixture on top of beef. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low.
- To create a thicker sauce, create a slurry by combing 2 tablespoons of arrowroot with ¼ cup of liquid from the slow cooker. Set aside.
- 15-20 minutes before done cooking, remove lid and stir in the arrowroot slurry, then the frozen broccoli and red bell pepper. Cover and finish cooking.
- Serve immediately with cooked brown rice and a drizzle of sauce from the slow cooker. Garnish with some toasted sesame seeds before serving, if desired.
- Tip: Adding the vegetables 15-20 minutes before done cooking will yield crisp-tender results. Cook longer for softer veggies.