I've made a discovery. Usually when I think of a slow cooker, I think of hearty soups or stews simmered all day, like a delicious pot roast. However, I've recently found that the slow cooker is actually AMAZING during the summer! Get everything going in the morning when it's still nice and cool out and have a real, non salad meal ready to go by dinner time. Also, it won't heat up your house like an oven would and everything smells amazing. First summer slow cooker recipe on the list? Slow cooker beef and broccoli!
Confession: Dan requested this dish I can't even remember how long ago. Years probably. But hey at least I finally got around to it! And slow cooker style is definitely the way to go with this recipe because for reals. Just let the beef simmer away for 3 hours while you go do literally ANYTHING else. Go to brunch, do yoga, take a nap, play video games, whatever floats your boat. It's perfect for Sunday food prep!
Slow cooker beef and broccoli is also a great way to step into a cuisine I'm not that familiar with cooking. My go to's are usually Mexican and Italian. Any kind of Asian cuisine is always a little out of my comfort zone, which is why if you add a slow cooker in there it makes it no problem at all! Just throw all the ingredients in there and simmer away 👍🏻.
I am proud to say, I actually ate ALL the leftovers of this dish. I know right?? I'm historically the worst with leftovers, except for specific types. Seriously, don't even think about touching my leftover Chipotle burrito and my leftover Indian food, especially the samosas! But apparently, I love this recipe so much I'll eat it for 3 days straight. FINALLY some leftovers I can get behind!
To review: Summer or winter, spring or autumn, slow cooker beef and broccoli is a win all year long with leftovers to your heart's content! Check out the recipe below to get started 😁.Print