There are recipes that think they are low maintenance (the friend who tells you she doesn’t plan to dress up for dinner, then shows up 30 minutes late in heels), and then there are recipes that are actually low maintenance (the friend who arrives in sweats to hang out and eat Asian food on your couch). This healthy Crockpot Beef and Broccoli belongs in the latter category.
A true “dump and go” crockpot meal, 100% of the cooking for this slow cooker beef stir fry recipe happens right in the crock pot. No pre-browning of the meat on the stove or separate sauce reduction is necessary, and the results are spectacular.
Beef and broccoli is standard-issue fare on just about any Asian takeout menu, but the flavor of this recipe is anything but basic.
The beef is tender, the sauce is rich and savory, and the broccoli, which benefits from a low and slow “bath” in the sauce, is exceptionally appealing. The sauce works itself into every little fiber and floret.