Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

This Beef and Broccoli takes just minutes to throw in the slow cooker.  The beef melts in your mouth and the flavor is out of this world!  My top five favorite recipes on the blog!
I made this recipe back when I first started my blog.  It is still in my top five favorite recipes here on the blog.  I love beef and broccoli and I always order it whenever we go out.  Well this recipe in my opinion is better than takeout and only takes minutes to throw in the slow cooker!
This recipe was due for a muchly needed picture update.  The first picture I took was just not doing this recipe justice.   Luckily people still took my word for how amazing this recipe is and it gets countless rave reviews!
Making this recipe again today reminded me of how BOMB it is.  Wow.  The flavor is incredible.  There is something about cooking this meat all day in the slow cooker that makes it so tender and melt in your mouth.  It cooks perfectly.  And the flavor of the sauce is amazing.  Just like you would expect in a restaurant.
If you make a recipe from my blog and are a fan of beef and broccoli…  you have GOT to make this.  Like go to the store and buy the ingredients and make it ASAP!   It is so good that it will be the biggest hit at the dinner table.  You will make it again and again, just like we do!
4.7 from 6 reviews
Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
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This Beef and Broccoli takes just minutes to throw in the slow cooker. The beef melts in your mouth and the flavor is out of this world! My top five favorite recipes on the blog!
Serves: 4-6
  • 1½ lb. boneless, beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cup beef consumme or beef broth
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • Frozen Broccoli Florets, about 3 cups (I used one 14 oz bag)
  • White or brown rice, cooked
  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the beef consume, soy sauce, dark brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic.
  2. Lay the beef strips in the crockpot and pour the sauce over, tossing the strips to coat.
  3. Turn the crockpot on low and cook for about 6 hours. Mine was ready at 5. You don't want to cook the beef too long or it will start to shred.
  4. When it is just about done, take 4 Tbsp of the sauce and whisk it in a small bowl with the cornstarch. Slowly stir this into the crockpot. I added the broccoli in at this point so that it could get heated through. You want to let it cook an additional 30 minutes so that the sauce can thicken and frozen broccoli can cook. You don't want to add the broccoli until the very end or it will be mushy.
  5. Serve over white rice and enjoy!!
Recipe adapted from Table for Two


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  1. Oh this looks heavenly! I love chinese food and this is my husband’s fave chinese dish. Thanks!

  2. I made this last night it was amazing!!!

  3. One cup of beef consumme or 1 can??? ~ Michele

  4. If I want to use fresh broccoli instead of frozen, how do I adjust the recipe? Or do I?

    • If you want to use fresh broccoli I would just suggest putting it in sooner towards the end to allow them to cook through. Maybe allow them to cook for an hour or so! 🙂 Let me know how it turns out!

      • Diane Lacey says:

        I have found that adding fresh broccoli 10 or 15 minutes before the end results in nicely cooked but not mushy broccoli

    • Actually ireally isn’t necessary to cook broccoli longer and it’s important to not that you lose nutrients when you over cook fresh veggies.

  5. Stephanie S says:

    I wonder how many calories this recipe has in it ???

  6. This was awesome!! I made it Tuesday night and it was delicious. The beef practically melted in your mouth! Thanks 🙂 I also love that it’s Gluten Free, so long as your Soy sauce is.

  7. Sounds good. How much broccoli was in the bag you used?

  8. Any suggestions for a different cut of meat? I’m not a stringy chuck meat person…how about strips of london broil? Thanks I can’t wait to try this….sounds great!

  9. I plan to try this soon!

  10. I tried this and it was…as we say in Bermuda W-E-L-L!!! I used a whole can of beef consume. I will definitely be making it again and will try adding some different veggies like carrots and even corn and maybe se chicken! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Made this for dinner last night. After searching for a really good beef and broccoli recipe, this one hit the closest to the mark. I will probably lighten up on the brown sugar next time but otherwise it was yummy.

  12. I made this dish as well. I used a sesame-garlic glaze I found at my local grocery store instead of the garlic and sesame oil, and I did a double batch and besides needing a little bit more cornstarch that the double-recommended it turned out as written. I also added red pepper flakes to add some zing to it since my husband puts hot sauce on everything. Served it over white rice and with some eggs rolls on the side. The sauce was great with the egg rolls.

  13. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Beef & broccoli is our absolute favorite. I always add water chestnuts for some added crunch. I usually use round steak or sirloin in mine. Thanks for a great recipe. I’m a new follower as I saw a post on FB for your churro cheesecake.

    • This is one of our favorites!! And I love how the beef in the slow cooker cooks so well and is so tender! So glad you found me! Let me know how this turns out! XOXO

  14. Do you brown the meat before putting in the slow cooker?
    Thanks, looking forward to trying

  15. jacqueline says:

    how many people does this feed, I need to feed eight.

    Thank You

  16. Very delicious, but I couldn’t get the sauce to thicken at all. I think next time I will wait until it’s serving time, drain off the sauce and thicken it on the stove instead.

  17. Add a bit of Freshly grated Ginger and you will be amazed at the ZING it adds!

  18. This is in my crockpot as I type this!!! It has the house smelling so good. I doubled the recipe. I used beef bullion cubes instead of beef broth! Added ground ginger and a lil garlic powder! Taste tested and it was wonderful!! I live by my crockpot now!!!

  19. Can I cook this recipe on High instead of Low for a quicker cooking time? How would you adjust? Cut time in half?

    • Yes cut the time in half. I try to always cook mine on low because sometimes cooking on a high temperature can dry the meat out. 🙂

  20. This looks so good. I am pinning to try later 🙂

  21. Made this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING! This one is definitely getting added to the rotation 🙂

  22. This looks fantastic, I will be trying it ASAP! My hubby doesn’t eat pork, so beef and broccoli is his favorite chinese meal. Can you tell me what size bag of frozen broccoli you use? I have seen small and big bags, so knowing what size bag (in ounces) that you used, would be really helpful. Thank you!

  23. How many does this feed?

  24. I cannot wait to try this weekend!! My dad and boyfriend will love this, this is their favorite chinese dish. Is chuck post roast the same thing?

  25. Made this tonight, doubled the recipe for the whole family. Was a hit with everyone but my critics suggested using a little less brown sugar next time. With the skyrocketing cost of beef lately i used the cheapest cut of meat i could get my hands on. With the long cook time even that came out fork tender.

  26. Erik Manning says:

    We made this recently and it was wonderful. My only complaint was that the meat totally fell apart. Did I slice it too thinly or cook it too long? Should I try a different cut?

  27. Just made this tonight. It was fantastic. My husband loved it! Thanks.

  28. Jennie Kidd says:

    I made this tonight using sirloin. Let me just say that it was fabulous!!!!!! Best beef and broccoli I’ve ever made! And so easy to do!! Will definitely make it again and SOON!!

  29. how about with Chicken looking for a good chicken and broccoli recipe

  30. Jacque Hilley says:

    Loved the Beef & Broccoli slow cooker recipe. Can’t wait to try it. I do wish you had mentioned the size (ounces) of the bag f broccoli in the recipe, but I will “wing it”. Looking forward to more of our recipes. Thank you. Jacque

  31. I just tasted a bit of the meat and it was amazing! I think I’m going to try adding some sautéed onions next time and serve it with some fresh bean sprouts for some texture.

  32. am anxious to try the recipe but wish you had a print button as I just wasted 9 pages of paper and ink for a 1 page recipe

    • Virginia Frost says:

      Have you ever tried to copy and paste into Note Pad on computer then print? It will save you a lot of paper and ink.

  33. Made this for dinner tonight. It was delicious! I added a bit of ground ginger too. I probably needed more cornstarch but everyone was really hungry so we just ate it as it was and it was just fine with some rice. Thanks for this keeper!

  34. Did you put the meat in thawed or was it frozen?

  35. Can I substitute another type of oil? What would you suggest?

  36. Esmeralda says:

    I made this beef and broccoli last night and it was a hit with my husband and myself. It was so tender and delicious.

  37. It’s in the slow cooker. I also used a little less brown sugar (fully packed 1/4 cup) cuz I didn’t want it too sweet. Easy to prepare! I luv beef and broccoli so can’t wait to taste it!! And, I love using my slow cooker!!!

  38. Can steak/beef tips be used for this, like the ones you buy that are already cut up? This looks amazing, and something everyone in the house will love to!

  39. Hi there! This looks like an amazing recipe, but I recently had to part with my slow cooker. Is there any way I can modify this for the stove top or oven? Beef and broccoli is my favorite, but we’re too broke to order out! This pregnant mama needs her fix!

  40. Carrie wright says:

    It would be so much better if you had a print button, so I don’t have to go through the process of copy and paste all the time.

  41. Frances Cheetham says:

    Can you use fresh broccoli? And there is no onion or garlic??

  42. Christine Titus says:

    Very delicious! Tastes just like take-out, and it couldn’t be easier. Love this recipe!

  43. tammy cannoy says:

    This recipe is the Bomb. I love Beef Broccoli. I am funny about beef fat, gristle so i stepped mine up a notch and used beef tenderloin. I make this a lot.

  44. How to get the beef broth? Do i need to boil first the beef to get the broth? Then after boiling the beef, i will cook it for 5-6 hours in crockpot?

  45. Just put in the crockpot! I accidentally added the cornstarch with all the ingrediants. I hope I didn’t ruin it. I figure it is just a thickening agent so should be fine, right?

  46. For those of us who have to watch their calorie and carb intake, it would be a great help if these numbers were included with the recipe so we don’t have to look up very single ingredient to determine if we can make it and still enjoy it. I can’t be the only person who needs this information. Thanks.

  47. Christina-Marie says:

    Would it taste any different do you think if I took out the garlic? I’m not a garlicky person. Also instead of cornstarch, how much flour would I use to thicken the sauce?

  48. Very easy and great dish to make, but if you follow this recipe to the T, it is very bland. I had to add salt, pepper, & cayenne. Sesame oil is very expensive (as much as the roast), so I used olive oil and roasted almond slivers, worked very well. Plus I added water chestnuts and whole baby corn.

  49. WyckedStepmom says:

    I just came across this recipe. I made it tonight … and it is AMAZING.


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