Beef and Broccoli is one of our all-time favorite fast-food Chinese dinners. I’ve followed a recipe before and the sauce just wasn’t right. So, when I saw my favorite recipe words (crock pot) on Kim McG’s board, I just had to give it a try. This recipe is originally pinned from the blog, BS Recipes.
1 pound boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
1 cup beef consumme
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons sauce from the crock pot after being cooked
Fresh broccoli florets (as many as desired)
Hot cooked rice
This recipe was perfect for our Sunday. I popped it all together around 11:00am, and forgot about it while we spent the day relaxing and preparing for our first day of students (officially, with students back).
It might have been the sesame oil substitute, but I found a good bit of salt was needed to help flavor the beef.
Notes: The sauce was a little thin, and a kick of salt was beneficial.
Presentation: 5/5 (it LOOKED like Beef and Broccoli….)
Ease of preparation: 5/5
Ease of cleanup: 5/5
Availability of ingredients: 4/5
If I ever procure Sesame Sauce, I might give this recipe another go, but for now, I’m still on a quest for the perfect Beef and Broccoli recipe.