Featured Kitchen

Beef & Broccoli (Two Ways)

Written by CommonGround

This time of year, we’re always pulling a beef roast out of the freezer, but sometimes just good ol’ pot roast can get mundane. We loved this recipe as it spiced up the beef – but for those of you that aren’t Chinese food fans – it’s not too spicy or over-flavored.

If you didn’t plan ahead, you can make this on your stove top, or make it even simpler and put this in your slow cooker so it’s ready when you get home for dinner.

Food Fact: We know some people are concerned about hormones in meat.  Farmers and ranchers safely use hormones in very low doses to raise more lean beef using fewer resources.  Decades of research and responsible use have continually demonstrated their safety.    Learn more at CommonGroundNebraska.com.

 

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Ingredients

1 lb boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips 
1 c beef broth 
1/2 c soy sauce 
1/3 c brown sugar 
1 tbsp sesame oil 
3 garlic cloves, minced 
2 tbsp cornstarch 
2 tbsp sauce from skillet 
Fresh broccoli florets (as many as desired) 
Hot cooked rice


Directions

1. Pour a little oil in a hot skillet and add beef strips. Brown each side, then reduce to medium heat.
2. In a small bowl, combine broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, and garlic. Pour over beef. Stir and cover for 5 minutes to let flavors mix. 
3. In a cup, stir cornstarch and sauce from the skillet until smooth. Add back to skillet. Stir well to combine. 
5. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
6. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Make this in your Slow Cooker! Directions:

1. Place beef in a crock pot. 
2. In a small bowl, combine broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, and garlic. Pour over beef. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. 
3. In a cup, stir cornstarch and sauce from the crock pot until smooth. Add to crock pot. Stir well to combine. 
4. Add broccoli to the crock pot. Stir to combine. 
5. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes on high (the sauce has to boil for it to thicken). 
6. Serve over hot cooked rice.

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CommonGround

CommonGround is a farmer-driven, volunteer program created to clear up misconceptions and enhance the trust and awareness among urban consumers for today’s agriculture.
CommonGround serves as a partnership between the nation’s soybean and corn checkoffs. To learn more about CommonGround, visit www.findourcommonground.com, and learn more about the farm women involved in CommonGround Nebraska at
www.CommonGroundNebraska.com.