I have been M.I.A. as I have been from time to time because life gets a bit hectic with the regular to do’s and now working on lots of new projects I have missed a few TrackMom updates. The first post I want to put up today was a good recipe. I am always a little over whelmed by food. So I imagine I am not the only mom that has this issue. I like a lot of variety , but I only enjoy cooking when I have time(rarely) to take my time and enjoy it.
Food is medicine in our house.Lauren has a medically restricted diet and she still needs the full range of vitamins and nutrients everyone else needs.So I have to constantly be looking for great foods she can eat and feel happy about it. Just one of the things she can’t eat is “Gluten” the dreaded wheat that causes havoc neurologically and physiologically. It has taken be over 9 months to really master this, to where it feels very normal now. I will discuss in a later post. No it isn’t a fad it is a real life issues.
I found today’s recipe on my Pinterest Board “Runners Take You Mark,Food For Fuel” It was originally posted on
Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli
1 lb. boneless, beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
1 cup beef consumme or beef broth
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce, Tamari(Gluten free) or bragg’s Amino acids
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 tbsp. sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp. cornstarch
4 tbsp. sauce (from the crockpot after dish is cooked)
Frozen broccoli florets (as many as desired, I believe I used almost 2 cups)
White Rice, or Brown Rice cooked
- In the insert of the crockpot, whisk together beef consume, soy sauce, dark brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic.
- Gently place your slices of beef in the liquid and toss to coat.
- Turn crockpot on low and cook for 6 hours.
- When done, in a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and cooking liquid to create a slurry, pour into crockpot, stir to mix well. Cook on low for an additional 30 minutes to thicken up the sauce.
- Toss in your broccoli florets then serve hot over white rice.
*Note about cooking time: Your crockpot may differ in temperature than mine, I suggest cooking this for 4 hours on your first go-round of this dish. 6 hours in the crockpot seems to be giving a lot of people “shredded” beef instead of slices, so decrease cooking time by 2 hours and go from there. Mine turned out fine with 6 hours.
This was a great flavorful meal that made me and my family very happy