Asian Beef & Broccoli

Asian Beef & Broccoli
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Slow Cook 6 hrs

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck, trimmed of fat and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen broccoli flowerets (10 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted cashews
  • Hot cooked rice or Asian noodles

Make It

1. In a small bowl stir together the soy sauce, 3 tablespoons orange juice, sugar, ginger, and garlic. Coat the inside of a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add the beef and the soy sauce mixture; stir to combine. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 hours.

2. Just before beef is done, place broccoli in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Cover bowl with waxed paper. Cook on 100% power (high) for 4 minutes; drain off any liquid. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef to a large bowl. Use the spoon or 2 forks to break up the beef into smaller pieces. Add the broccoli to the bowl. Cover to keep warm and set aside.

3. Place a small fine mesh sieve over a small saucepan. Pour the juices from the slow cooker into the pan. In a small bowl stir together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water. Add to saucepan. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in orange marmalade, remaining 1 tablespoon orange juice, and pepper to taste.

4. Add about half of the sauce and cashews to the beef and broccoli mixture; toss to coat. Serve over hot cooked rice or noodles; pass remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 468, Fat, total (g): 19, chol. (mg): 109, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 29, Monounsaturated fat (g): 10, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 2, fiber (g): 3, sugar (g): 6, pro. (g): 44, vit. A (IU): 534, vit. C (mg): 37, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): 1, Niacin (mg): 11, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): 1, Folate (µg): 69, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): 5, sodium (mg): 534, Potassium (mg): 816, calcium (mg): 61, iron (mg): 5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.