Crock Pot Broccoli Beef


1.5 pounds stew meat
1 cup beef broth
⅔ cup low sodium soy sauce
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 TBS sesame oil
1 TBS minced garlic
¼ tsp red chili flakes (optional)
2-4 cups broccoli florets
2 TBS corn starch + 4 TBS cold water


1. Grease the inside of a slow cooker. Add steak, beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and chili flakes. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low 4-5 hours.

2. 30 minutes before serving, uncover the slow cooker.

3. In a small, bowl whisk corn starch and water until dissolved.  Add to slow cooker and stir. Cover and allow to cook another 20-25 minutes.

4. Just before serving, place broccoli in a large Tupperware, fill with ½ inch of water, and place the lid on in an off-set manner so that the container can vent. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.  Drain, stir broccoli into slow cooker, and serve.