Slow-Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 26, 2023
I love introducing my kids to all kinds of flavors. This Asian-inspired slow-cooker meal is one of their favorites, so I serve it often. —Brandy Stansbury Edna, Texas


  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Optional: Sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onions


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 5 ingredients. Add beef; stir to coat. Cover and cook on low until tender, about 6 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, place a steamer basket over 1 in. water. Place broccoli in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; steam, covered, until crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir broccoli into slow cooker. Serve over rice. If desired, garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.
Slow-Cooker Beef and Broccoli Tips

Can you put raw meat in the slow cooker?

We recommend browning the meat before placing it in your slow cooker. This is just one of our favorite slow-cooker tips that will bring out the best flavor in all of your slow-cooker beef recipes.

How do you thicken the beef and broccoli sauce?

You can thicken this beef and broccoli recipe by adding more cornstarch. Learn more about thickening agents, like cornstarch, in our comprehensive guide to the best thickeners.

What do you serve with slow-cooker beef and broccoli?

Serve this beef and broccoli recipe over a bed of white rice or even cauliflower rice for a complete dish. Try any of our Asian appetizers like easy egg rolls or Asian sides like bok choy to round out the meal.

How else can you cook slow-cooker beef and broccoli?

For a quicker recipe, we recommend trying our speedy beef broccoli stir-fry or saucy beef with broccoli for faster results than this slow-cooker recipe. Both take between 25 and 30 minutes tops in the skillet!

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 366 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1696mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 42g protein.