My favorite dinners are the ones where everybody eats what they are supposed to, and I don't have to bribe, threaten, or bargain with anybody to finish their dinner. This is one of those dinners. Both of my kids really liked it, and I didn't have to nag anybody to eat their vegetables. To top it off, it only took about 10 minutes of effort to make. Perfect!


2 lbs chuck roast, cut into thin slices
1 c beef stock or boullion
1/2 c soy sauce
1/3 c packed brown sugar
3 t minced garlic
1 T sesame oil
3 c broccoli florets
2 T cornstarch

    Place sliced beef in slow cooker. In a smal bowl, mix stock, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, and sesame oil, and then pour over the beef. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high for 4-5 hours.
    About an hour before you're ready to serve it, add the broccoli. Take out about 1/2 cup of the sauce, mix it in with the cornstarch, and add it back to the slow cooker. Stir it well, and let it cook on high for an hour. This should thicken up the sauce. 
    I like to serve it over rice, with spring rolls.

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