Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe (Quick and Easy weeknight meal)

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

This quick and easy slow cooker beef and broccoli recipe requires 5 minutes of prep time. It’s made with simple ingredients and tastes better than take out.

I am not even kidding when I say that this slow cooker beef and broccoli recipe requires just FIVE minutes of prep time.

It makes the EASIEST weeknight meal ever!

Honestly, I would not have survived college (especially grad school!) if it wasn’t for my easy slow cooker recipes and one pot recipes.

I used to make this healthy beef and broccoli pretty much every week.

I would just DUMP all the ingredients in my crock pot before heading out to my classes and come home and add the final touches and enjoy TASTY beef and broccoli for dinner.

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The beef always ends up being so soft and TENDER and very flavorful.

I swear this tastes just as good (perhaps even better!) than the beef broccoli you get at Chinese takeout or Chinese restaurants and it’s super CHEAP too!

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Here are some TIPS for making PERFECT slow cooker beef and broccoli:

  • Make sure to use measuring cups or weighing scales to measure your ingredients properly.
  • Do not add the broccoli in the beginning. It will become very soggy disgusting. Add it towards the end. If you like firm and crunchy broccoli, cooking for an additional 15 minutes in the end would give perfect results. If you prefer soft but firm broccoli, cooking for an additional 30 minutes in the end would give perfect results.
  •  Do not over-cook the beef or else it will start shredding. Eeks!
  • Your cooking time may vary slightly depending on the type of slow cooker or crock pot you use.
  • Normally, I don’t have to add extra salt in this recipe but you can adjust the amount of salt and pepper according to your preference.
  • Use low sodium soy sauce. The regular sauce is too salty.
  • My family is not too fond of very sweet broccoli beef and that’s why I only use a 1/4 cup brown sugar. You can increase this quantity to 1/3 cup if you want it sweeter.
  • Use frozen broccoli florets since it’s already pre-cut and washed and it also cooks faster.
  •  The sauce will thicken a little more as the beef broccoli cools down.
  • This crock pot beef and broccoli tastes best when served fresh but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoyed for up to 2 days.

You can SERVE this easy beef and broccoli with:

  • Brown or white rice
  • Pasta (especially noodles)
  • Quinoa

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this post, you may like some of these other easy weeknight meal recipes too:

Slow cooker sesame chicken

Chinese lemon chicken

Spinach lasagna rolls 

Jalapeno chicken

One pot spaghetti and meatballs

One pot healthy fettuccine alfredo

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe (Quick and Easy weeknight meal)
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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 537 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

This quick and easy slow cooker beef and broccoli recipe requires 5 minutes of prep time. It’s made with simple ingredients and tastes better than take out.

Ingredients

  • pounds Boneless beef Cut into 2 inch cubes
  • ¼ cup Soy sauce Low Sodium
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Beef broth
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2-3 cups Broccoli florets Frozen
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds Roasted, For garnish

Instructions

  1. Add the beef, soy sauce, brown sugar, broth, sesame oil, pepper, ginger and garlic paste in the slow cooker and mix it all together.
  2. Cover let everything cook for 3 hours on high OR 5 hours on low.
  3. Remove ⅓ cup of the liquid into a small mixing bowl. Add cornstarch and mix it together until smooth. Pour this mixture in the slow cooker and mix everything together.
  4. Add broccoli.
  5. Cover and cook for 30 minutes so that the sauce thickens.
  6. Garnish with roasted sesame seeds.
  7. Serve immediately with rice.

Recipe Notes

- Read all my tips above.
- Tastes best when served fresh. However, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days and can be reheated in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 537 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 1142mg 48%
Potassium 691mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 7.7%
Iron 23.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

2 Comments

  1. Amanda

    February 15, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Mmm this looks good! I want to do this this week! What kind of beef do you use? There are just so many different cuts!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      February 17, 2017 at 6:03 am

      I recommend chuck. Let me know how it goes.

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