Slow cooker broccoli beef

    6 hours 45 min

    Ditch the expense of takeout and the work of homemade broccoli beef with this super-simple slow cooker recipe for the classic dish.

    40 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 beef stock cube
    • 250ml warm water
    • 120ml soy sauce
    • 75g brown sugar
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 675g sirloin steak, sliced into strips
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 900g broccoli florets, or to taste
    • 385g cooked jasmine rice
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:6hr30min  ›  Ready in:6hr45min 

    1. Crumble beef stock cube into warm water in a bowl and stir to dissolve; add soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and sesame oil and stir to dissolve sugar.
    2. Place sirloin strips into slow cooker; pour sauce mixture over the beef.
    3. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours (or on High for 4 hours).
    4. Spoon 2 tablespoons liquid from the slow cooker into a bowl. Whisk cornflour into the liquid and stir the mixture back into the slow cooker until consistent in colour.
    5. Cook on High until the sauce thickens, about 30 minutes.
    6. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to the boil.
    7. Cook broccoli in covered steamer until tender, 2 to 6 minutes; add to sauce in slow cooker and stir to coat.
    8. Ladle broccoli beef over portions of cooked jasmine rice and garnish with sesame seeds.


    If the sauce hasn't thickened, it can be ladled out and cooked in a saucepan until it reaches the desired consistency. Then return it to the slow cooker.

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    Love this recipe. Tasty and not much hassle. I used dark soy sauce too.  -  08 Sep 2017


    The sugar is slight too much. I scooped only 60 grams and that was more than enough. Also, use light soy sauce and reduced salt stock. From my previous Asian cooking experience I knew the salt would be too much. My beef was there for 4 hours on high and another 2 on low. Perhaps it wasn't as good a steak, but prepared to taste it after 2 hours and adjust accordingly. I added the broccoli also to the slow cooker for the last 30 min. Apparently it was such a fantastic meal that no one could stop eating!  -  29 Apr 2017


    This is one of my favorites. I add water chestnuts and bamboo shoots just for the crunch.  -  04 Mar 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)