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Slow Cooker Pork and Broccoli


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Tender pieces of pork and a super savory sauce with semi-cooked broccoli all go together nicely over white rice.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup beef broth (or 1 cup water and 1 tsp beef bouillon)
  • 1/4 cup Tamari sauce (or gluten free low sodium soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lbs pork sirloin roast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (16 oz) package of frozen broccoli or 1 lb of fresh broccoli florets

Instructions

  1. In a 4-6 quart slow cooker add the beef broth, tamari, oyster sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and garlic cloves. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Add in the pork and stir to coat with the sauce.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Remove the lid and turn to high. Make a cornstarch slurry by mixing the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Add the slurry to the slow cooker and stir in well.
  4. Add in the broccoli* and stir in. Cover the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for about 30 minutes, until the broccoli is cooked through and the sauce is thickened by the cornstarch.

Notes

*I used fresh broccoli but I chose to steam it in the microwave for a couple of minutes before adding it to the slow cooker. I just prefer the taste and texture of broccoli that way. If you use frozen you may want to run hot water over it in a colander before adding it to the slow cooker. That way it won’t bring the temperature of the food in the crockpot down too much.