Weeknight Wonder: Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Last updated on July 6, 2024

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli is a tasty, fuss-free dish where tender beef and fresh broccoli come together in a savory, flavorful sauce, perfect for a hassle-free dinner.

You’ve hit the jackpot! Dust off that slow cooker and prepare to embark on a flavor-packed journey. Beyond tender beef, crisp broccoli, and a sauce to make anyone swoon—yes, even your picky eaters. Every juicy, saucy detail awaits. Dive in, your taste buds demand it!

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

slow cooker beef and broccoli

Say hello to the ultimate comfort food that’s both versatile and easier to make than tying your shoelaces! Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli is your new best friend—tender beef swimming in a savory sauce with broccoli that’s not too crunchy and not too mushy. This dish screams deliciousness with minimal effort. Prepare, toss in the slow cooker, and let it do all the cartwheels for you!

  • Cooking method: Slow Cooker
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 4 hours
  • Cuisine type: Asian-inspired


  • 1.5 lbs beef chuck, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • Cooked white rice for serving

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and minced garlic.
  2. Place the sliced beef in the slow cooker. Pour the broth mixture over the beef, ensuring it’s well-coated.
  3. Turn your slow cooker to low and cook for 4 hours. Power nap. Just kidding. Stay awake. Keep an eye on it.
  4. In the last 30 minutes of cooking, mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl to create a slurry. Stir this into the slow cooker to thicken the sauce.
  5. Throw in the broccoli florets, spreading them evenly over the beef. Cover and cook for the remaining 30 minutes until the broccoli is tender.
  6. Serve over a bed of warm, fluffy white rice and marvel at your culinary prowess.


  • Not a fan of beef? Chicken will happily dive into that sauce instead.
  • Out of brown sugar? Use honey or a splash of maple syrup for a sweet twist.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions to make it look like you REALLY knew what you were doing.
  • For a bit of a kick, toss in some red pepper flakes. 🌶️ Fancy.

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