Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Make Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli – it’s easier and cheaper than take out! Makes a great freezer meal and is super fast to prep.

Make Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli - it's easier and cheaper than take out! Makes a great freezer meal and is super fast to prep.

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli came around for a couple of reasons.  One of the main ones?  It freezes beautifully.  Second?  Because it’s EASY!  Winner!

I combined a few different recipes (really picked and chose) which parts of their sauce I wanted!  Turned out pretty good in my opinion.

There are a few notes for you to read though!  1 – as with all slow cooker recipes the sauce for Beef and Broccoli comes out very thin.  If you want you can make it thicker on the stove with some corn starch – I did not and it was still delish.  2 – I like very tiny chopped broccoli – not big chunks (I’m a weirdo I know).

I used a 10 ounce bag of chopped frozen broccoli.  It required VERY little cooking time.  If you want the broccoli florets then my suggestion would be to buy a steam in bag, microwave it and then add for a couple of minutes.  You could add it for longer to the slow cooker too instead of steaming it in the microwave – your choice.

Hope you enjoy it like I did!

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Ingredients

  • 2 pound of stir fry beef
  • 1 onion, cut into quarters or sixths
  • 1/4 C Soy
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic minced (or 2 tsp of pre-minced)
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 10 ounce bag of chopped broccoli

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Add in beef and onion
  3. Mix together soy, garlic, sugar, vinegar and ginger
  4. Pour mixture over meat and onions
  5. Cook on low for about 6-7 hours
  6. For the last 1/2 hour add in frozen broccoli
  7. If freezing, place beef and onion in a freezer safe bag. Mix together sauce and pour over meat. Place in freezer. Defrost overnight in fridge and put in slow cooker
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Make Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli - it's easier and cheaper than take out! Makes a great freezer meal and is super fast to prep.

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Comments

  1. Hello! This recipe looks yummy. I was just wondering what the serving size was?

    • Heather says:

      oh dear – I don’t really know serving size – I am pretty sure we had enough to serve 4-6 people 🙂 Enjoy!

  2. Could use fresh broccoli?

  3. is just the meat doubled in the ingredients? the rest doesn’t seem doubled to me. I just want to be sure to understand this before I start my grocery list. thanks in advance!

  4. How important is the ginger in this recipe? Can it be left out or substituted?

    • Heather says:

      I’m sure it could be left out – it would be a little less asian – and a little less flavorful – but it would still be good 😉

  5. Hi! What setting & length of time do you reccomend for the slow cooker?

  6. Do you know how the recipe/time would need to be adapted if I used ground beef instead of stir fry beef?

    Thanks so much!

    • hmmm I would brown the beef before putting it in the slow cooker and I think that at the most it would need to cook 2-3 hours on low 🙂

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