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Beef and Broccoli with Peppers

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:

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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)

Directions:

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….

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Brown sugar…..

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Sesame seed oil…..

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Ground Ginger, Crushed red pepper flakes, water, and beef boullion cube…..

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Toss (mix well) to coat. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours….

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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…..

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Pour and stir the slurry into the beef mixture in the slow cooker and let thicken before adding remaining ingredients……

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Add broccoli (as much as you want and you don’t have to thaw broccoli)

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Slices of bell peppers….

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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)…..

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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….

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Please enjoy!

Zesty Italian Beef (slow cooker)

This is my 100th post! I am truly excited and I want to thank all of you that follow my blog or just happen to scroll by. Thank you for your feedback, it’s just one of the many reasons why I will continue to enjoy bringing great recipes to your table.

I have tried for weeks to find a great Italian Beef recipe that didn’t take 2 days to prepare or take a long time in the oven. Besides, I’m a busy person and I can’t stay home to leave my oven on all day, right? So why not use the slow cooker? I think the slow cooker is the best invention besides A/C and a furnace when needed. Anyway, I decided to take a few ideas from a few different websites and make my own…heck, I even made my own italian dressing mix! This recipe has a “kick” to it and it was fabulous! Please enjoy and remember, feedback is a great opportunity to let your voice be heard and seen!

Makes: 8 servings

Here’s what you’ll need:

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1 top sirloin tip roast (3 lb.)

2 Tbsp zesty italian spice mix (recipe in spices, rubs, and marinades category)

1 cup hot water

1 beef bouillion cube

1 16 oz jar pepperoncini peppers (optional)

Directions:

Place the sirloin tip roast in the bottom of the slow cooker…

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Add italian spice mix to beef, then add the bouillion cube to the hot water, pour over the beef…

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Cover tightly and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours…

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A couple hours before serving, add pepperoncini’s…

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Using 2 forks, shred the beef and mix the beef with the pepperoncini’s, cover and let cook until ready to serve…

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Serve on a hoagie roll… with a side of au jus if desired…

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