Slow-cooked Beef and Broccoli

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I’ve had a few people ask about this recipe recently since I posted about it on Meal Planning Monday.

I’ve rediscovered my slow cooker recently and am LOVING it. Seriously, cannot understand why I haven’t been using it more!

I stumbled across this recipe, and several different variations,¬†on Pinterest a while back and made a couple of adjustments – was delicious. One of the things I was asked recently was about the broccoli – seems that some people have had mixed results with broccoli in the slow cooker. This recipe only sees it being added right at the end so, personally, I didn’t find there were any taste or texture issues. I can’t imagine that having it in there from the beginning would be a great idea – though, I am partial to soggy broccoli, much to Mr M’s disgust!

This recipe will serve approx 6, depending on how large you like your portions and can obviously be very easily halved!

Slow-cooked Beef and Broccoli

Ingredients

240ml beef stock
50ml light soy sauce
60ml oyster sauce
40g light brown sugar
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1kg diced beef (I used thick cut rump steak)
2 tbsp cornflour
2 heads broccoli, cut into florets

Method

Whisk together the beef stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, sesame oil and minced garlic.

Lightly oil your slow cooker and place the beef into the bottom. Add the sauce and gently mix everything together to combine. Pop the lid on and cook for about an hour and a half on a low heat.

In a small cup or bowl, whisk together 60ml of water with the cornflour before stirring into the slow cooker and adding the broccoli. Cover again and cook on high for another 30 minutes.

Serve immediately.

We served this with rice, spring rolls and prawn crackers and it was so good – perfect weekend food. Not as easy as getting a takeaway but certainly as tasty!

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One Comment on “Slow-cooked Beef and Broccoli”

  1. Made this tonight, yummy! I never have much success with a slow cooker though, so needed to put it in a pan on the hob and simmer til it was thickened. I also found it a bit sweet so added chilli flakes and a touch of 5 spice. Most importantly my very fussy husband and 13 mo both loved it!

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