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Crockpot Chinese Beef and Broccoli

Crockpot Chinese Beef and Broccoli is an easy freeze slow cooker meal!

This tasty Crockpot Chinese Beef and Broccoli is also a slow cooker freezer meal!  Yes I made this in an afternoon when doing twenty freezer meals for my crockpot. With end of the school year activities in full swing I needed a bunch of prep ahead meals that I could make. This is one of our 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 4 Hours Plan

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So I got busy finding and creating recipes so I could take an afternoon and have meals ready to go for my family.  It has been the best thing I have done to save time and money. I served the beef and broccoli over rice. My hubby and I enjoyed it very much, however my children are not big fans of Chinese food so I made them something different.  But that allowed me to have leftovers for our lunches through the week. This recipe is gluten free when you use gluten free soy sauce.

Crockpot Chinese Beef and Broccoli is an easy freeze slow cooker meal!

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Crockpot Chinese Beef and Broccoli is so good and it’s an easy freeze slow cooker supper that everyone will love.  My whole family loved this complete crockpot dinner meal and they want me to make it again soon!  Be sure to make this crockpot freezer meal, you will not be disappointed.

Crockpot Chinese Beef and Broccoli

This tasty Crockpot Chinese Beef and Broccoli is also a slow cooker freezer meal!
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:8 hrs
Total Time:8 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 lb round steak, thinly sliced (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 whole broccoli head, cut up (about 2 cups)
  • 1 can 15 oz. beef broth

Instructions

  • Label gallon size freezer bag with name of recipe, date and cooking instructions.
  • Place all ingredients except cornstarch, broccoli and beef broth in bag and seal.
  • Place in freezer.
  • To Cook: Thaw in fridge overnight.
  • Dump bag in slow cooker; add can of beef broth, stir and place lid on then cook on low for 5-6 hours.
  • Remove 1/4 cup sauce from crockpot and mix with 2 Tbsp cornstarch.
  • Stir back into the crockpot.
  • Add the broccoli, stir again and cook for another half hour.
  • Remove from slow cooker and serve over rice.

Notes

This recipe is gluten free when you use gluten free soy sauce.
Servings: 6 people
Author: Stephanie Ertel
Cost: $10

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34 Comments

  1. Do you brown the meat before putting it in the freezer bag or straight in the bag raw? The picture you show adding the broth makes the meat look cooked.

  2. Would it change the recipe to much if it were halved? it’s only me and my boyfriend and I don’t think we need so much 🙂 Thanks!

  3. The flavor of this dish was great, but the textures could be improved. The steak was dry despite cooking in the broth. My broccoli easily could have used another 30 minutes.

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your crockpot!!!! The recipe is great too! But the crockpot……Go Pack Gp!!!!

  5. The cook time in the heading (8 hrs) is different from cook time in the directions (5-6 hrs). If I’m making this without freezing it, how long should I cook it?

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe made me so sad because it’s where I discovered that I really don’t care much for beef and have no desire to eat it many days in a row despite the sauce being absolutely incredible — perfectly garlicky and sweet! I’ll be making this again with pork!

    I added frozen broccoli right at the end and it was still too mushy, so next time I’ll make broccoli as a side. I think fresh could have withstood cooking in the crockpot, though.

  7. 4 stars
    As some other commenters have pointed out this comes out pretty watery, but the flavour is great! I ended up removing a lot of the liquid with a turkey baster and thickening it on the stove with cornstarch then adding it back in. once I did that it was perfect. So delicious i had to stop myself from eating the whole thing in one sitting! I would definitely make it again

    1. Not gluten free!
      If you’re looking to cook this recipe for a guest that can’t have gluten, please know that soy sauce contains gluten. Sub for tamari in the same quantity to make it gluten free.

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