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Slow cooker beef and broccoli

This slow cooker beef and broccoli is pretty much like a stir fry. Key differences:

  • you can make it ahead of time
  • you can use cheaper cuts of meat and the meat turns out beautifully tender

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With this is in mind, you could tweak this recipe to use what veggies you had on hand and alter the spice combinations to suit your preferred tastes. If it was only me eating it, I would add some fresh chillies to it as well, to bump up the heat a little.

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My recipe uses coconut amino sauce. Coconut amino sauce is like soy sauce without the soy! If you eat soy sauce you could use that instead, but perhaps just a little less as it is a stronger flavour.

I however have eliminated all soy from my diet. What you choose to eat is a very personal decision and like all nutrition issues there are proponents on both side of the soy fence. If you are after info on soy, these articles are worth a read:

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Recipe type: slow cooker
Serves: 6
Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup beef stock
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp coconut amino sauce
  • 5 tbsp sweet chilli sauce (I use my homemade sauce - recipe here)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1.5kg beef strips
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups basmati rice
Method:
  1. In a small mixing bowl add stock, arrowroot powder, coconut amino sauce, coconut oil (melted) and sweet chilli sauce.
  2. Crush garlic into the bowl and whisk it all together with a fork.
  3. Add this mixture to the slow cooker with the beef. Give a little stir so all the meat is covered. Don't freak out at how little liquid there is. It multiplies! As you can see in my photos there was plenty of liquid in the meal.
  4. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Thirty minutes before you wish to serve add the broccoli to the dish.
  6. If you like rice, serve on a bed of rice or enjoy on its own.
 

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week

Sticking with simple this week!

Day

Week Commencing 1st March

Satsausgaes and salad
Sausage and Salad
Sun540 homemade taco seasoning paelo

Egg-and-bacon-muffins (1)

rice bubble slice
Tacos

Lunch Box Egg and Bacon Muffins

Rice bubble slice
Monpan fried chicken and saladPan fried chicken and salad
TueMoroccan Minted BeefMoroccan minted beef
Wedeasy-fried-rice-recipeFried rice
Thuzucchini bolognese mainSpaghetti and Zucchini Bolognese
Friscrambled eggsScrambled eggs and tomatoes
Shopping ListWeekly menu plan shopping list 1st March 2014

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What have you been cooking in your slow cooker recently?