Takeout at home- crock pot Chinese beef and broccoli recipe



I love when I can find a take out fake out recipe to make at home and even more so when it can be put together in the crock pot and do all the cooking work for me. I don’t have to stand at the counter to prep or at the stove waiting and watching something cook on the stove top. One of those recipes is this Chinese takeout style recipe for beef and broccoli.

crock pot Chinese beef and broccoli recipe

This beef and broccoli recipe also makes a good freezer meal to have on hand. I hope to be able to get a few freezer bags of this recipe restocked in the freezer before Kaylee is born. I’m working on getting plenty of meals prepped ahead of time so while I am adjusting to being at home with the family and the new baby that dinner won’t be a concern. I can just go to the freezer, choose a meal and get it in the oven or dropped in the crock pot.

crock pot beef and broccoli recipe

Ingredients:
Non stick cooking spray or slow cooker liner
2 lbs. thinly sliced flank steak
3 cups of hot water
2 beef flavor bouillon cubes
1 Tbs. garlic powder
1 bag of frozen broccoli or 2 cups of fresh broccoli
6 cups of cooked rice
1 (12.1 oz) bottle of Kikkoman stir-fry sauce

Directions:
Spray your slow cooker with non stick cooking spray or place a slow cooker liner bag in the crock pot. Place the 2 lbs. of sliced flank steak in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle the garlic powder over the steak. Pour the 3 cups of water over the flank steak and drop in the 2 beef bouillon cubes. Cook the flank steak on high for 4 hours. Add the broccoli and pour the Kikkoman stir fry sauce in and gently stir and cook another 30 minutes. For the rice I use the 10 minute boil in a bag rice. The last 10 minutes that the beef and broccoli is cooking I boil the rice on the stove top. Once the rice is done, you can do one of two things with it- add the rice to the mix in slow cooker or you can serve the beef and broccoli over the rice. I like to mix it all together. The longer you let the rice set in the mix the less liquid you will have.

crock pot chinese beef and broccoli recipe

This beef and broccoli recipe also tastes great as second day leftovers (if you have any left over). The recipe serves my family of 5 but on nights that it’s just Geek Daddy and I we have plenty left over for lunches the next day. If you want to make this as a freezer meal you can mix the flank steak, stir fry sauce, and garlic powder together in a freezer bag. Then add the broccoli in a separate gallon size freezer bag and put the sealed bag with the steak inside the bag of broccoli. Freeze until ready to cook. Thaw the meal or dump right to the crock pot and add the 3 cups of water and the bouillon cubes. Add the cooked rice at the end as the original recipe states.

Takeout at home- crock pot Chinese beef and broccoli recipe
Author: Shanaka
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Ingredients
  • Non stick cooking spray or slow cooker liner
  • 2 lbs. thinly sliced flank steak
  • 3 cups of hot water
  • 2 beef flavor bouillon cubes
  • 1 Tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 bag of frozen broccoli or 2 cups of fresh broccoli
  • 6 cups of cooked rice
  • 1 (12.1 oz) bottle of Kikkoman stir-fry sauce
Instructions
  1. Spray your slow cooker with non stick cooking spray or place a slow cooker liner bag in the crock pot.
  2. Place the 2 lbs. of sliced flank steak in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Sprinkle the garlic powder over the steak.
  4. Pour the 3 cups of water over the flank steak and drop in the 2 beef bouillon cubes.
  5. Cook the flank steak on high for 4 hours.
  6. Add the broccoli and pour the Kikkoman stir fry sauce in and gently stir and cook another 30 minutes.
  7. For the rice I use the 10 minute boil in a bag rice.
  8. The last 10 minutes that the beef and broccoli is cooking I boil the rice on the stove top.
  9. Once the rice is done, you can do one of two things with it- add the rice to the mix in slow cooker or you can serve the beef and broccoli over the rice.
  10. I like to mix it all together. The longer you let the rice set in the mix the less liquid you will have.

 



Shanaka
Hey y’all! My name is Shanaka (pronounced Shonica). I live in Virginia with my husband, his daughter, my two sons, and a baby girl my husband and I had together. I'll be sharing about my new life as a Mama of a blended family along with other topics such as recipes, travel, reviews, entertainment, my love of Disney, fashion, all my baking creations and whatever other ramblings I decide to share. Email theblendermom@gmail.com
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