This past Sunday (Super Bowl Sunday!) I wanted to make something super delicious to feed our family. My parents stopped over with my Grandma, who is turning 92 years old next week. I’ve been on a serious Crock Pot kick lately. I mean, it’s almost a love affair, to tell you the truth. The fact that I can put in minimal effort, and get out of it amazingly flavorful food, is the best part!
I picked up a 2.75 pound beef sirloin tip roast at Whole Foods on Saturday night, and decided that I would make some take out style Beef and Broccoli to feed the family. (If it was just my husband, myself, and the kids, I probably would’ve bought about 1 pound instead)
It honestly came out beyond amazing. Last time I made my grandma some food (this Banana Blueberry Bread) she was “shocked that I knew how to cook”. After she polished off two bowls of this Beef and Broccoli, she was convinced that I had someone else secretly come over to make it. Which, I of course, did not…the Crock Pot just has magic inside of it! (Click here for more slow cooker recipes)
Read on to find out how you can recreate this simple slow cooker recipe for your next meal…
Slow Cooker Recipe – Beef and Broccoli
You’ll of course need the roast.
You will also need:
(FYI – This sauce is enough per one pound. I made 2.5 times the amount of sauce for the amount of meat that I bought. Adjust for your portion of food.)
– 3 cloves of minced garlic
– 1 cup of beef broth
– 1/3 cup of low sodium soy sauce
– 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup rice vinegar
– 2 tablespoons corn starch
– fresh or frozen broccoli florets
– can serve this alone, or with rice or udon noodles (we did brown rice udon noodles!)
First, chop your roast into small strips and set aside. Then, mince the garlic and also set aside.
In the slow cooker, mix together your sauce ingredients (beef broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, corn starch, and dark brown sugar). Next, throw in the meat and garlic, and toss in the sauce to coat the meat.
Set your slow cooker on low for 3-4 hours depending on your cooker. I stopped by the kitchen every hour to stir the meat to re-coat it with sauce.
After the third hour, I chopped up some fresh broccoli and added it into the crock pot.
At the 4 hour mark, it should be ready! By then, your house will smell heavenly…like a little Chinese restaurant. YUM!
Serve and enjoy!
We loved it over noodles with a little extra sauce from the Crock Pot.