Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Social Media's very popular Slow Cooker Beef & Brocolli

Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli was plastered all over my Facebook page
because all my friends, their friends, saved it to their timeline 
what can I say I joined them

Definitely a flip of a recipe
it was easy, no recipe fixing needed
Oh and most importantly

Troy confirmed there is no broccoli in the fridge
Beef  & Broccoli became beef, green beans and carrots

 the star of the recipe chopped beef

tossed with cornstarch
when beef is on sale I buy a few pounds, chop it
toss with cornstarch and freeze in 1lb bags
pop right into the crockpot frozen

mmmm sugar, soy sauce the combo is always yum
add garlic, hoisin sauce, stock, sesame oil, garlic 
slow cook till the beef melts in your mouth
the last 30 minutes of cooking
add fresh broccoli
or if you prefer green beans, carrots worked out awesome
cook until the veggies are the crunch you like them

Crockpot Beef & Broccoli
1 pound boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
1 cup beef stock
1/4 cup soy sauce La Choy is gluten free
1/4 cup hoisin sauce  Joyce Chen has a gluten free hoisin,  you can use all soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar or honey
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 cups Fresh broccoli florets or frozen, I like lots of veggies
Hot cooked rice

Place beef in a crock pot toss with cornstarch.
Add brown sugar, beef stock, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, oil, and garlic, stir
Cook on low for 6-8 hours, high 3-4 the beef should be melt in the mouth tender if it is tough give it longer to cook.
 In the last 30 minutes:
Add fresh broccoli to the crock pot. Stir to combine.
If using frozen veggies thaw then add to crockpot.
Cover and heat through on high 
Serve over hot cooked rice.
 I would add 1 tsp red pepper flakes because we like sweet and hot together
this would be great with 1 tsp of fresh ginger added
add water chestnuts, scallions, bean sprouts for variety
the sauce can be made thicker by mixing 2 tbs cornstarch with 2 tbs water then adding to the crock when you add the veggies.
Great with a pitcher of my Mai Tai's