Beef & Broccoli in a Crockpot

I have been really busy lately and needed something to throw in the crockpot. This is so easy and delicious. It gets rave reviews.

I used my new crockpot. The handle broke off my old Rival crockpot. I contacted the company and ask them if I could have a new handle. They said that they would just send you a new one! Talk about customer service!

I could not find beef consommé at the store, so I used beef broth. I googled the difference between the two and this is what came up, which is obnoxious!

The distinctions between stock, broth and consommé are not immediately obvious to the layperson.

Broth is made by simmering vegetables or meat and bones for some time, until the flavor of the simmered food has infused the water. The stock or broth is then usually poured through a strainer to remove most of the particles, bones, skin, and the meat. It’s used this way, with no further processing.

Consommé is cleared by adding a step: after sieving as above, egg whites are added to the hot broth or stock. As the egg whites cook, they precipitate into the stock, and begin to bind with some of the particles in the broth. They then rise to the top, appearing as scum or foam. Once the foam cap has formed, pouring off the broth from below, while leaving the cap undisturbed will produce consommé – a broth as clear of suspended particles as water.



Beef & Broccoli in a Crockpot

1 lb boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
1 cup beef consommé
½ cup soy sauce
⅓ cup brown sugar or honey
1 Tbs sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbs cornstarch
2 Tbs cooled sauce from the crock pot after being cooked

Fresh broccoli florets (as many as desired)
Hot cooked rice

Place beef in a crock pot.

In a small bowl, combine consommé, soy sauce, brown sugar/honey, oil, and garlic. Pour over beef. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

In a cup, stir cornstarch and sauce form the crock pot until smooth. Add to crock pot. Stir well to combine. (If your sauce is not thickening, try bringing your sauce to a boil on the stovetop with the corn starch mixture. Boil until your desired consistency is reached).

Add broccoli to the crock pot. Stir to combine.

Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes on high.

Serve over hot cooked rice.