Monday, June 17, 2013

Crockpot Beef And Broccoli

This recipe is excellent and simple!  Really great flavor - better than take out.


·         1 pound boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips (I used boneless beef ribs and sliced them very thin while they were partially frozen)
·         1 cup beef broth
·         ½ cup soy sauce –( or GF soy sauce)
·         cup brown sugar or honey
·         1 tablespoon sesame oil
·         3 garlic cloves, minced
·         2 tablespoons cornstarch
·         2 tablespoons cooled sauce from the crock pot after being cooked
·         1 lb Fresh broccoli florets (blanched)
·         Hot cooked rice 

1. Place beef in a crock pot.
2. In a small bowl, combine broth, soy sauce, brown sugar/honey, oil, and garlic. Pour over beef. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.
3. In a cup, stir cornstarch and sauce form the crock pot until smooth. Add to crock pot. Stir well to combine.
4. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes on high (the sauce has to boil for it to thicken).
5. Add broccoli to the crock pot. Stir to combine.
6. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs

  • 1 1/2 c. fresh bread crumbs (GF if you are GF)
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground chuck
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cardamom, optional
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. flour  (GF All purpose if you are GF)
  • 1 c. milk or cream
  • 1/2 lb. lean ground pork
  • 1 med. onion, chopped fine
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 10 1/2 oz. can beef consomme or broth
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
Soak bread crumbs in milk for 5 minutes in a large mixing bowl. Add beef, pork, eggs, onion, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, allspice, nutmeg and cardamom. Mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls. 

Place on broiler pan and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Put browned meatballs in Crock Pot. Add 1/2 can beef consomme or broth, pepper and remaining salt. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours (high 2-3 hours). 

To thicken gravy, turn Crock Pot to high. Combine butter and flour to make a smooth paste. Add paste to remaining 1/2 can consomme and pour into Crock Pot. Cook until thickened, about 45 minutes.

Serve over buttered noodles or rice.