I hate turning on the stove more than you can imagine during the summer. Most of our meals are grilled or cooked outside in some form or fashion. So this sounds perfect. I can have the slow cooker and the rice on the back porch and just bring them in when they're done.
Slow cooker beef and broccoli
2 lbs sirloin steak or boneless beef chuck roast, sliced thin
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 Tbsp. cornstarch
4 Tbsp. water
1 pound of broccoli florets. or more if you want.
In the insert of the crockpot, whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic.
Place slices of beef in the liquid and toss to coat. Cover with lid and cook on low heat for 4 hours.
After 4 hours, whisk together cornstarch and water in small bowl. Pour into crock pot and stir to mix well. Add the broccoli and gently stir to combine. Cover with lid and cook 30 minutes to cook broccoli and thicken sauce.