Forget take-out.. make your own beef and broccoli at home that tastes 100x better and is much better for you!
I love Chinese takeout and beef and broccoli is usually my go-to. Sometimes I'll splurge and get some lo mein or something different but normally stick to what I know and like.
Unfortunately, there is only one Chinese take-out place in our little small town and the food is far from desirable. We ordered it once to try it out… You've always got the try it at least once, right?… and it was terrible.
All the food, except for the fried rice (which would be hard to really mess up) was bad. Not like, cannot eat this ever bad, but bad enough that we won't be back and have been on the hunt for better Chinese take-out ever since.
Alas, our searches have led us nowhere – another downfall of living in a small town. So since I cannot have my Chinese take out one a week, like I usually crave, I went on a hunt for a simple, easy-to-make homemade beef and broccoli recipe.
After a little trial and error, I discovered an amazing recipe for slow cooker beef and broccoli that makes beef so tender and juicy you'll wonder why you ever ordered take out in the first place.
But we all know why we order take-out… because we don't have to cook! Haha
And this slow cooker beef and broccoli is so easy to make, it's basically like not cooking. Then all you have to do is pair it with some Minute® White Rice or Minute® Whole Grain Brown Rice and you have yourself a super easy to make, homemade chinese take out meal that I guarantee you'll love much better than what is down the street.
What I love about Minute Rice with this is that it's super easy to prepare and is the foundation to any wholesome meal. With Minute® White Rice, you can have great-tasting, fluffy white rice in just 5 minutes. However, if you like brown rice better, Minute 100% Whole Grain Brown Rice is a delicious option and has similar nutritional values as regular long cooking brown rice, but is ready in just 10 minutes.
So when you realize that your family is ready to eat but you forgot to cook the rice (story of my life)… just throw some Minute Rice in a pot and you'll have dinner in the table in just a couple minutes. Because of this, I always have a box of Minute Rice in my pantry.
So go ahead and print out this recipe and give it a go tonight! This recipe is super tender and delicious and will make your Chinese take-out bill a lot lower.
Like I said before… I like my beef seriously tender, but if you like it a bit tougher and more done then just increase the cooking time from 2 hours to 3-4 hours.
Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
- 2 lbs boneless beef chuck roast thinly sliced
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 Tbsp corn starch
- 2 heads broccoli cut into florets
- In slow cooker, add sliced beef and begin cooking on low.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and garlic. Pour over beef in slow cooker and toss to coat.
- Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
- About 30 minutes before the end of cooking, whisk together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Pour over beef and toss to coat, then add broccoli and stir together. Cover and cook on high for additional 30 minutes.
- Serve immediately over bed of rice.