Now that I’m working from home these days I have time to do things like prepare for dinner during my lunch break! I’m not exactly a great cook, but now that I’m home I figured I should really start figuring this whole thing out, 15 years into my marriage. There’s no excuse for us to be scrambling around trying to find dinner each night when I have some time in my day to prepare when I’m on a lunch break.
I spent some time this weekend perusing Pinterest for easy and healthy meal options. Crock pot recipes seemed like the best way to go.
This beef and broccoli dish was very easy to make. I’m a terrible cook, and I found it simple AND delicious. Thanks to Alexa, I substituted a few of the items that were healthier, and that we had on hand.
What You’ll Need:
*Do not add the broccoli until the last 30 minutes of cooking, otherwise it’ll come out mushy*
-1.5 pounds flank steak (cut into thin slices)
-1.5 cup low-sodium beef broth
-2/3 cup low sodium/gluten free soy sauce
-1 tablespoon honey
-1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
-2 teaspoons Sirracha (or equivalent hot sauce. This really isn’t spicy at all by the end!)
-2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
-2 tablespoons of flax seed (or cornstarch if you don’t have it)
-5 cups broccoli florets (This will turn out MUCH better if you use fresh broccoli instead of frozen)
-Prepared rice (brown or white. I used white rice with cilantro)
-1 red onion
Spray the bottom of the crockpot with a non stick spray. Lay the beef at the bottom of the crock pot pan in rows.
In a small bowl, stir together the beef brother, soy sauce, Sirracha, honey, apple cider vinegar, onion and garlic. Place the lid, and cook on low for about an hour and a half.
While you are waiting for the beef and other ingredients to cook, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of water and the Flax seeds. Then, cook the rice. (Do NOT put raw rice into the crockpot! This will need to be cooked separately!)
After the hour and a half, pour the water and Flax seed into the crock pot and stir slowly. Then, place the broccoli on top. Cover the crock pot and cook for another 30 minutes on medium heat. Serve over rice and enjoy!
This really was very easy to make. And that means a lot coming from a non-cooking person like me. If I can do it, then so can you!
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