It’s been a LONG time since I made this recipe … about 2 1/2 years I’d say so why not make it again!
I originally made this while I was under a Pantry/Freezer Challenge and even though I’m not really on one at this very moment, it’s perfect in that I’ve got everything on hand and we are trying to really reduce our spending lately.
Here’s how I made it … keeping it healthier my way …
2 – 2 1/2 pounds of boneless beef of any sort. I used some large sirloin steaks that were in the freezer from Costco
1 bag of broccoli (I used half a bag of the fresh stuff from Costco)
2 cups beef broth (pantry)
1 cup of coconut aminos (update, I opted 1/2 cup garlic sauce and 1/2 cup of coconut aminos)
2 tbs sesame oil (pantry)
scoop of diced garlic
Dash of red pepper flakes (depends on how spicy you like it!)
4 tbs arrowroot
8 tbs of the sauce when done cooking
Mix broth, garlic sauce, coconut aminos, sesame oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in the crock.
Slice the beef in thin strips and add to the sauce. Give a quick stir so that all the beef is covered.
Sorry for the large picture of raw beef, but I wanted to point out
that you will need to trim some of
Cover crock, turn on high and leave it alone for about 4 hours. After 4 hours, check the beef for doneness. It should be tender, but NOT shredded. If it’s still tough, you will want to let it cook a little longer (30 minutes or so) before you proceed to the next steps! Just remember that there is about another hour worth of cooking to be done 😉
Once the beef is cooked to desired taste/tenderness, measure out 8 or so tablespoons of the sauce into a small bowl and whisk in the arrowroot. Try to be quick as you want the sauce to be hot. Pour this back into the beef mixture and stir well. Cover the crock and allow to cook for another 30 minutes on high.
After 30 minutes, add the broccoli (fresh or frozen whichever), stir to coat, cover and allow to cook for another 30 minutes.
During the last 30 minutes, cook your rice, if you are serving so it’s hot and ready when the beef and broccoli are.
Serve up and enjoy! I think this is way better than the take out stuff … I’m sensitive to salt flavors and I can tell you this is so much yummier!
Go ahead, dig out the crock pot and give this a try! I think you will like it!
*I let mine cool off a little and then put in a glass Snapware dish, covered and put in the fridge for a premade dinner come Wednesday night! I’m so excited about being able to pull this out and reheat (on the stove in a pot) for dinner!
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