I love Chinese food but we don’t get it all the often anymore for 3 reasons.
- I’m pretty sure it is very bad for you
- I eat WAAAYYYY too much of it
- I usually feel very sick after I am done (this could be due solely to #2)
But I figure if I make it at home, maybe it won’t be AS bad for you…unfortunately I am probably still going to suffer from #2 and #3…
This was so simple to put together.
Last night, in my crockpot, I mixed together garlic, beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame oil.
Then I added in the beef.
This morning I set it to low and cooked it for 5 hours.
With 30 minutes left in the cooking time, I whisked together some cornstarch and sauce and added it in.
I also cut up a whole bunch of fresh broccoli and added that in too.
I let that cook away for the rest of the time (30 minutes)
While that was cooking, I made rice too.
The verdict- Well I was underwhelmed with this. I think maybe I didn’t add enough cornstarch because the sauce really didn’t thicken up at all…
If I make this again (and I am not sure I would…), more cornstarch is necessary.
I would also try to make this more like shredded beef and broccoli (cook it longer and then shred it with forks). That might help make it a little more tasty too because the sauce could coat each piece more.
I know my friend Tricia was making this tonight too. Tricia? What did you think?