When Take-Out Gets Tempting, Opt for this Juicy Slow Cooker Version


This is what readers thought of the recipe over at Divas Can Cook, once they had tried it:

This recipe was such a big hit with my picky eating family!!! Everyone ate it and loved it! I can’t even remember when everyone liked what I cooked!

It really is tasty, and so easy to prepare!


  • 1.2 lbs steak (I used flank steak), cut into strips
  • ½ cup white or yellow onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • fresh ginger, grated (optional)
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth, warmed
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch, to thicken
  • 3-4 cups fresh broccoli, steamed
  • white rice, prepared
  • Garnish (red pepper flakes, sesame seeds)



  1. Add steak, onions, garlic and fresh ginger into the slow cooker. (I prefer using my small slow cooker with this recipe)
  2. In a medium size bowl stir together broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes until brown sugar has dissolved.
  3. Pour mixture into slow cooker and stir.
  4. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until steak is tender to your liking.
  5. Stir in cornstarch to thicken the sauce. (Alternatively you can scoop out ¼ cup of broth mixture and mix it with cornstarch to create a thick sauce and then pour this back into the slow cooker to prevent lumps. I never do this though)
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired (sometimes I’ll add in some powdered onion and powdered garlic, black pepper, sriracha and salt, depending on the type of broth & soy sauce I use)
  7. To serve, place rice on a plate and top with beef and broccoli.




Quick Tip: Steam broccoli quickly by covering in a microwave safe bowl with plastic wrap and microwaving for 5-7 minutes.

Thanks to Divas Can Cook for this delicious take-out alternative!


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