For those of you who work, do you ever want to come home from work and enjoy a home cooked healthy and delicious meal that is already made? Do any of you enjoy Chinese take-out, but wish you could have the food without the MSG, high-fructose corn syrup, and other unhealthy ingredients that are commonly added to take out? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this recipe is for you!
Well I do work, and my Crock-Pot is a miracle! Do you know how nice it is to come home to a delicious smelling apartment with food that is ready to eat??? It is AMAZING!!!! The other thing about this recipe is that it is easy. I mean like REALLY easy, which brings me to why I decided to share this recipe tonight.
I was talking to my leader at Weight Watcher’s this past weekend and she really does not cook, unless it is really easy. She was telling me that she has a Crock-Pot on her counter that she has not used at all! I immediately began telling her about the benefits of a Crock-Pot and how amazing it is to come home to a warm ready to eat meal. I also mentioned this particular recipe. So if you are reading Lynn, this post is for you! I know that even you will be able to make this recipe. I hope you will try out your Crock-Pot and enjoy this recipe!!!
- 1.5lbs of uncooked lean beef meat, cut into small chunks (The butcher can do this for you at the grocery store.)
- 15 1/2 oz can of low sodium beef broth
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup unpacked brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 Tbsp ginger root (minced)
- 1 large head of broccoli or however much broccoli you would like, chopped (I chop this myself, but at Wegmans they sell pre-chopped veggies to make it even easier)
- 1 cup of chopped bell peppers (orange, yellow, or red is fine)
- 2 Tbsp Corn Starch
Ok, this is the easy part. The night before (because who really has time in the morning??) put all of the ingredients, except the last three, into the crock. Put the cover on, and let it sit in the refrigerator until you are ready to start the cooking. This will also give the meat time to marinate. 4-6 hrs before you are ready to eat take your meat mixture out of the fridge and set it cooking on low. I bet it would be okay if you let it go a full 8 hrs too, but I haven’t tried it because I start mine during my lunch break. When you are ready to eat, turn the Crock-Pot to high and add in the broccoli, bell peppers, and corn starch and give the mixture a quick stir. Let it go for about 15 more minutes and it is ready to eat! That’s it! Serve it over rice and you are good to go!Makes 6 Servings, WW PP: 6 per serving I got the idea for this recipe from this blog, but I changed it a little to suit my own taste.
If you would like to buy a Crock-Pot, I recommend this one: