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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

This slow cooker version of Beef & Broccoli is made using the same ingredients as the authentic way of making this but the quantities have been adjusted to make it suitable for slow cooking. Making this in a slow cooker means you can use a budget cut of beef and it makes it meltingly tender. AND it's freezer friendly
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian cuisine, Chinese
Servings 4 People
Calories 345 kcal


  • ▢ 500 g / 16 oz chuck steak or other beef cut suitable for slow cooking
  • ▢ 300 g / 16 oz broccoli florets about 6 cups, 1 giant broccoli or 2 medium
  • ▢ 2 tbsp corn flour corn starch
  • ▢ 1 cup water


  • ▢ 2 tbsp oil
  • ▢ 2 tbsp finely sliced fresh ginger note 1
  • ▢ 3 tbsp soy sauce normal dark soy sauce
  • ▢ 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • ▢ 4 tsp Chinese cooking wine rice wine or dry sherry (note 5)
  • ▢ 1 tsp sesame oil optional
  • ▢ 1 tsp sugar
  • ▢ 4 dashes white pepper


  • Cut the beef into thin slices against the grain (which means at 90 degrees to the direction of the fibres in the meat).
  • Place beef in slow cooker.
  • Mix the corn flour with the water, then add to the slow cooker.
  • Add the Sauce ingredients to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 hours (or pressure cook on high for 40 minutes).
  • Steam or boil broccoli until "tender crisp" (just cooked, still bright green and still crisp).
  • Add to beef and sauce, toss to combine. Serve over rice.
  • Let the beef and sauce cool.
  • Meanwhile, blanch the broccoli very briefly, then run under cold water or plunge into ice water to stop from cooking further.
  • Drain broccoli, then combine with the beef and sauce.
  • Place into ziplock bags or airtight containers and freeze or refrigerate.
  • To cook, thaw then reheat in the microwave, covered. Be careful not to heat for too long because otherwise the broccoli will overcook.
  • Serve with rice.


This recipe is sponsored by Mediterranean Supermarket 
Keyword Asian cuisine, chinese, chinese dish