By now you all know I’m a bit of a lover of asian cuisine. So its no surprise I tried a new idea today to use up some of our gardens harvest. We have been very lucky this year and have harvested a truck load of broccoli (well not literally a truck load, but close). I didn’t want to waste any of it, so I’m trying a few new recipes.
This one was very easy, and doesn’t use too many ingredients. Like most slow cooker recipes, its great for mid week, when things are extra busy. I love the idea of eating food that we grew, so I take extra pride when I can dish up recipes like this to my family.
Slow Cooked Paleo Beef & Broccoli
1 kg beef chuck or oyster blade steak, sliced thinly
1/2 cup coconut amino’s
1 cup beef broth/stock
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp sesame oil
2 heaped tbsp tapioca flour
1 head of broccoli, cut to small florets
Turn your slow cooker onto low.
Place the coconut amino’s, beef broth, garlic, and sesame oil into the slow cooker. Stir to mix together.
In a hot pan, brown the steak to get more flavour from the meat. Once browned pour it straight into the slow cooker, including all meat juices.
Slow cook the beef for 4 hours.
After 4 hours, remove a 1/2 cup of the slow cooker juices and mix well with the tapioca flour to make a slurry.
Return it to the slow cooker and stir it through well. The sauce will thicken quickly, but will be fine to continue cooking.
Spread the broccoli florets evenly on top of the meat and replace lid.
Continue to cook for a further hour.
Just before you serve, stir the broccoli through the sauce.
Serve with cauliflower rice and enjoy!
If your not lucky enough to have a truck load of broccoli in your backyard, you can also use broccolini or even substitute with green beans. By the way, broccoli is super easy to grow.
If you put this one in at lunch time you will be enjoying your slow cooked paleo beef and broccoli in no time. I know that this dish is a popular choice at many asian restaurants or take aways, why not enjoy the flavours you love with no added MSG, no added sugar, and grain, gluten, and dairy free.
Give it a go and let me know what you think.