Have I stated how much I love my slow cooker?? Well, I LOVE MY SLOW COOKER! Hopefully you could “hear” me 🙂 I love the slow process of cooking, just goes to prove that “patience is a virtue”, especially when we prepare meals for the ones we love. I found a recipe that I changed, of course, and this recipe has been tried so many times by other cooks and websites, that I finally thought I would have a go at it and give it a try. I love Beef and Broccoli and I decided that if I try a little bit of Capsicum (bell peppers) in my recipe at the end, it would have even better flavor…so that’s what I did. I sure hope you enjoy! I sure as heck know that we sure did! 😉
Makes: 4-6 servings
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup water
1 beef bouillon cube
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame seed oil
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 pounds beef stew meat
7-8 mini sweet peppers (bell peppers), sliced thinly (or equivalent to 2 regular-sized, sliced bell peppers)
2 Tbsp cornstarch
16-24 oz. broccoli florets (frozen)
Place liner in slow cooker, or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Turn slow cooker on LOW and place the beef stew meat in the slow cooker along with the soy sauce….
Sesame seed oil…..
Ground Ginger, Crushed red pepper flakes, water, and beef boullion cube…..
Toss (mix well) to coat. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours….
After the 7-8 hours of cooking time, remove about 3 Tbsp of sauce from the slow cooker and combine with the 2 Tbsp of cornstarch to make a slurry…..
Pour and stir the slurry into the beef mixture in the slow cooker and let thicken before adding remaining ingredients……
Add broccoli (as much as you want and you don’t have to thaw broccoli)
Slices of bell peppers….
Stir to combine again and continue to cook on LOW for 15-20 minutes to thicken the sauce…. (this also cooks the broccoli to a desired tenderness and the same for the bell peppers)…..
During this time you can (follow the product instructions) make your rice. We used brown rice. This dish has great flavor without excessive amounts of MSG….