Last week on our Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party, I found this recipe for beef and broccoli from My Biscuits Are Burning that I thought would be wonderful and planned on making it all week. Well here it is Thursday, the night of the start up of our Linky Party and I am frantically trying to get it made so that I can feature it. But today seems perfect for a crock pot meal... the wind is a little chilly and it is overcast and looks like rain. Crock pot meals make me think of autumn for some reason, although I do use mine all year round. And as you know, I very seldom make a recipe like it says.. So here are my changes.....
Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli
1 -1.5 pounds beef
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp red onions
1 tbsp banana pepper
1 tsp anise
1 pkg Swanson flavor boost concentrate - beef flavour (mix with 1 cup water)
1/4 cup maggi liquid seasoning
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp corn starch
2 tbsp of liquid from crock pot after beef is cooked
broccoli florets (as much as you want)
red onions (as much as you want)
Cut beef into small strips and place in crock pot. put cloves, onions, banana pepper and anise and grind into a paste ( or you could grind in a food processor. Add Swanson flavor boost concentrate with water, liquid maggi seasoning, soy sauce, brown sugar and oil. Stir and pour over beef strips.
The original recipe said to cook on low for 6-7 hours. I didn't give myself enough time so I cooked on high for an hour and then turned down to low for 5 hours.
In a cup stir corn starch and liquid from crock pot until smooth. Add to crock pot and stir well.
Add broccoli florets and onions. Stir to combine. Cook for another 1/2 hour on high. Serve with rice or you can also serve with noodles.
|onions, ginger, garlic, anise|
|grind into a paste|
|add liquids and brown sugar|
|waiting to be eaten!|