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Slow-Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sirloin steak or boneless beef chuck roast, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • White rice, cooked, to serve

Directions

  1. In a slow cooker, whisk together the beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic.
  2. Place slices of beef in the liquid and toss to coat. Cover with lid and cook on low heat for 4 hours.
  3. After 4 hours, whisk together cornstarch and water in small bowl. Add this to the slow cooker and stir to mix well. Add the broccoli and gently stir to combine.
  4. Cover with lid and cook 30 minutes to cook broccoli and thicken sauce.
  5. Serve over warm white rice.

Spicy Asian Beef & Snow Pea Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 lb grilling steak
  • 1 cup whole baby carrots, cut into thin strips
  • 4 oz fresh snow peas, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 box Beef Broth
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce,
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups hot cooked jasmine rice or Chinese-style noodles, cooked without salt

Spicy Asian Beef & Snow Pea Soup Recipe

Directions

  1. Spray a 12″ (30 cm) skillet with cooking oil spray. Heat over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add beef and cook until beef is well browned,stirring often. Remove beef from skillet with slotted spoon.
  2. Add carrots,peas,onion,garlic and ginger to skillet. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender-crisp.
  3. Stir broth,soy sauce,red pepper flakes into skillet. Heat to a boil. Return beef to skillet and reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Spoon 1/3 cup (75 mL) rice into each of 6 serving bowls. Divide soup mixture among bowls.

Recipe tips

For a change of pace from regular rice,give jasmine rice a try. This type of rice,from Thailand,is aromatic and has a unique nut-like flavour.

Onion and Cheese Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 large red onions — thinly sliced
  • 2 large yellow onions — thinly sliced
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white cooking wine
  • 2 2/3 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 slices French bread
  • olive or vegetable oil
  • 3 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  1. In a skillet, melt the margarine over medium heat.  Add the red and yellow onions.  Saute the onions until tender.  Stir in the sugar, salt, and pepper.  Cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Transfer to Crock-Pot.  Stir in the cooking wine, broth, water, and thyme.  Cover and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours or on High 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Before serving:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and brush with oil.  bake 10 to 15 minutes or until toasted.  Place half the bread slices in a large serving bowl and sprinkle with half the cheese; repeat the layering process.  Pour the hot soup into the serving bowl.  Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.  Serve.

Serves 6 to 8

Mushroom Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 4 potatoes, quartered and sliced 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb mushroom, sliced
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard, Dijon
  • 8 cups good quality beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups  milk
  • 2 cups old cheddar cheese, grated
  • crisp bacon, crumbled
  • Dill pickles

Directions

  1. In a large pot, brown ground beef until the pink is gone with the pepper flakes and salt and pepper.
  2. Add all the vegetables except the garlic and cook until the vegetables have softened and cooked down. 
  3. Add beef broth and garlic and cook about 20 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are tender. 
  4. Make a cheese sauce in a separate pot by melting the butter, adding the flour to make a roux, adding the milk. Cook for a few minutes until thickened. Add the cheese and when it is melted add it to soup. 
  5. Top with crumbled bacon and chopped pickles into each individual bowl, or eat it along side of the soup. The pickles for our family is a must, we love it, it just adds another layer of flavor and crunch.