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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Instead of resorting to take out during this busy season, pull out this easy beef and broccoli dish and throw it in the slow cooker. Healthy, family friendly, and no driving in last minute shopping traffic!
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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Ingredients

  • ¼ cups Kettle & Fire's Beef Bone Broth
  • 1 tablespoon Arrowroot
  • 1 fluid ounce White Wine
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ½ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 ½ pounds Beef Round Steak
  • 2 cups cook Brown Rice, Long-Grain
  • 1 cup dice Broccoli
  • Serving Day Ingredients

    These ingredients are added AFTER your meal has been frozen — for the day you serve and eat it.

  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag
  • 2 Quart Freezer Bags

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, white wine, vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Place mixture and beef into slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours (or on high for 4-5 hours).
  3. Add broccoli in the last thirty minutes of cooking.
  4. Serve beef and broccoli over warm brown rice. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, white wine, soy sauce, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Pour marinade into indicated gallon freezer bags with uncooked beef.
  3. Divide cooked brown rice into half of indicated quart freezer bags. Divide broccoli into remaining half.
  4. Place a rice bag and a broccoli bag into each beef bag. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Thaw beef/marinade bag and rice, but not broccoli.
  2. Cook beef mixture in slow cooker for 6-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
  3. Add frozen broccoli for the last hour of cooking.
  4. Serve over warm brown rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

16 Comments

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  1. My group made this recipe and those of us who followed the instructions for the slow cooker, found the dish way overcooked. Has anyone tried just stir-frying the meat instead?

    1. You could stir-fry the meat if you want to, but then you loose the convenience of the slow cooker. You could also try a lower setting or shorter time in your slow cooker.

    1. It will be fine. The meat and veggies will add some liquid as they cook. But if you would like a little extra sauce you can add more liquid.

    1. I suppose you could, but if you choose to brown the meat first, you will want to lessen the slow cooking time and the temperature.

    1. Hi, Tricia. You could either reheat the rice in the microwave, covered loosely, for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Or you could also put it in a pot with a lid on the stovetop with just a bit of water to steam for a few minutes until it’s warmed.

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