Crock Pot Freezer Meals: Chinese Beef and Broccoli

Crock Pot Freezer Meal Beef Broccoli

Keeping freezer meals for the on hand is a great way to plan ahead to make meal prep easier. This quick sauce is a copycat recipe for and .  Marinate your meat for cooking in the crock pot, then add some and serve over rice.

Take Out Copycat: Chinese Beef and Broccoli

  • 2 lb beef, thinly sliced  (flank steak is ideal, but any cut will work)
  • 1 can beef broth or consomme
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 bag frozen broccoli florets or 2 cups fresh broccoli
  • 2 cups white or brown rice

Put the sliced beef in the bottom of the crock pot.  Mix together the broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and sesame oil.  Pour over the beef.  Cook on low 5-6 hours.

Remove 1/4 cup of the sauce from the crock pot and mix with the 2 tablespoons cornstarch.  Stir back into the Crock Pot.  Add the broccoli, stir again, and cook for another half an hour.

In the meantime, cook the rice.  Serve Chinese Beef and Broccoli over rice.

Crock Pot Freezer Meal Beef Broccoli

To make this as a freezer meal, mix the beef and sauce ingredients in a freezer bag.  Then put the broccoli in a separate gallon freezer bag (see picture) and add the bag with the marinating meat.  Thaw before adding to the Crock Pot, or cook for an additional 2 hours on low.

*Note: This recipe makes 8 servings. You can half this recipe, but it will cook a little faster so keep your eye on the crock pot.

Comments

  1. Crystal Cameron Hartman says

    Was trying to find a “print friendly” for this recipe? I am just missing it? Thanks!

  2. Eryn says

    Made this today and hubby informed me that I could make it for dinner for the rest of his life! He’s usually happy with my meals but this was above and beyond his normal compliments…. he was VERY excited about it! I used Skirt Steak for the beef 🙂

  3. Abra says

    This is the best recipe ever. I’ve never been able to freeze it though, as soon as my family see’s it, its as good as cooked! Thank so much

  4. Sue says

    I was excited to see that you had some 21 day fix crock pot recipes on your site but the couple of recipes I looked at did not give any mention to what containers were used for each meal. Is that information anywhere else?

    • Kimberly Danger says

      Hi Sue – Look in the back of your 21-Day Fix meal plan book. For foods that use multiple ingredients, it gives some good guidelines as to what to cross off based on portion size and ingredients. Some of them I just “guestimate” based on what they are closest to. I find it is hard to follow the 21-Day Fix to a “T” but I do my best.

  5. Linda says

    Please can you make these recipes printer friendly? Even when I highlight and try to print what I highlighted nothing will print.

  6. Golden says

    This looks great! How many ounces is the beef broth? If I were to add onions and peppers or carrots, would I add it when I add the broccoli? Thanks!

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