Ginger Orange Beef and Broccoli

I have to admit, I love the idea of making dinner in a crockpot but my crockpot never seems to leave the dark back corner of my kitchen cabinets.  I’ve never been happy with the quality of the meal that results after waiting for hours.  I was determined to create something in my crockpot that tasted fantastic and I think I have finally accomplished that.  Tender beef with a tangy orange ginger sauce is the result and it’s well worth the wait.

Broccoli beef

Ginger Orange Beef  and Broccoli
Serves: 4-6

1 lb of stewing beef, cut into strips
1 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup of pineapple juice
1/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoon of oyster sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1/4 cup of fresh grated frozen ginger (**a great trick I have learned is to freeze your ginger, skin on and then it’s easier to grate)
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1 bunch of broccoli, cut into small florets (stems can be used if thinly sliced)
1 cup of your favourite rice

Pile the beef, orange juice, pineapple juice, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and ginger into the insert of your crockpot.  Mix well, ensuring that all of the pieces of beef are coated with the delicious sauce.

Cook for at least 4 hours on low to make sure that the beef is juice and tender.  At this point, gently stir in the cornstarch, mixing well before adding in the broccoli pieces and cook for another 30 minutes until the broccoli s slightly tender but still crunchy.

Meanwhile, prepare the rice according to package directions.  Spoon piles of beef, broccoli, and sauce on top of the rice and serve.

If you want some extra crunch, add some peanuts or cashews on top.  Enjoy!

Advertisements

One thought on “Ginger Orange Beef and Broccoli

  1. i love the tip on freezing the ginger…going to be doing that 🙂

    i’ve never liked slow cooker meals much either, as everything comes out tasting the same. this recipe, however, is just about the beef so i bet it works beautifully and the sesame oil is perfect. i’m going to tinker the recipe just a touch to meet family needs.

    will make it next week!

    thanks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s