Tuesday, March 20, 2012

For a while I was on a Chinese food kick. I wanted to eat it every single time we ordered out. But that becomes pricey whether times are tough or not. And I wanted a recipe that was quick to make. Because when I get home from work my kids just want to spend time with me. And don't care that I have to cook or get ready for the next day. So the Beef and Broccoli crockpot recipe was perfect. Make some rice in a rice cooker or instant rice and taa daa dinner.

Beef & Broccoli
Adapted from La Loosh

1 pound boneless beef top round steak — trimmed of fat, cut into cubes
1 4.5 ounce jar sliced mushrooms – drained
1 medium onion — cut into wedges
1/2 cup condensed beef broth
3 tablespoons purchased teriyaki baste and glaze
1 tablespoon sesame seed
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil — if desired
2/3 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups frozen broccoli florets or fresh broccoli

In 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine beef, mushrooms, onion, broth, teriyaki baste and glaze, sesame seed and sesame oil; mix well. Cover; cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours. About 35 minutes before serving, cook rice in 1 1/3 cups water as directed on package. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons water and cornstarch; blend well. Stir cornstarch mixture and broccoli into beef mixture. Cover; cook on low setting for an additional 30 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Serve over rice.

Makes 4 (1 1/4-cup) servings.

1 comment:

Jesser said...

I will have to try this. I am all about the Chinese food ... and the crock pot.