Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

One of my reoccurring cravings is Chinese food. I love it all… and now I have found a great way to satisfy this craving! On top of that, it is easy to make and healthy!

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Looks at those MACROS! Add rice (brown or white) for higher crabs. The sodium is rather high for a homemade meal, but for the general public, this level of sodium will not be a huge issue. Just be sure to consume lots of water. If you have an issue with sodium or you have your nutrition 110% dialed in, then this might not be a great meal for you. It is, on the other hand, much lower sodium than this same meal would be from a Chinese restaurant or a frozen bag at the grocery store.

Okay… let us get down to it.

Equipment needed:

  • Crockpot
  • Crockpot liners
  • Four meal prep containers (unless serving right away)

Ingredients:

  • 1.25-1.5 pounds flank steak, cut across the grain
  • 1  cup (low sodium) beef broth 2018-02-26 07.02.56
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup aminos (or just use more soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (I will sometimes use slightly more)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 5 cups broccoli florets

Directions:

Step 1: Prepare slow cooker (use the bags! or nonstick spray). Place cut steak into slow cooker.

Step 2: In a small blow stir together beef broth, soy sauce, aminos, rice vinegar, honey, red pepper flakes (to taste), and garlic.

Step 3: Pour mixture over steak.

Step 4: Cook for 1.5 – 2 hours on low.

Step 5: Near the end of the cooking time, combine cornstarch with 1/4 cup water. Pour that into the crock pot and mix well.

Step 6: Pour broccoli on top. Cook on low for another 1-1.5 hours or until broccoli is tender.

Step 7: Serve or divide up. It makes 4 servings (NOTE: this does NOT freeze well)

Serving suggestions:

  • 1/2 cup – 1 cup brown rice (this is my favorite)
  • Cauliflower rice or cauliflower fried rice
  • With a salad
  • With egg drop soup (I use one that I buy form a local grocery store… I haven’t tried to make a homemade one)
  • Alone 🙂

If you try it, let me know below how you like this recipe and what you paired it with!

 

 

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