Delicious recipes from the kitchens of the Butler sisters

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Beef & Broccoli {Crockpot}

I love setting up a meal and just forgetting about it. you have the freedom to do whatever you want while a delicious meal is cooking away!

 1 lb. boneless, beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
 1 cup beef consumme or beef broth
 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
 1 tbsp. sesame oil
 3 garlic cloves, minced
 2 tbsp. cornstarch
 4 tbsp. sauce (from the crockpot after dish is cooked) Frozen broccoli florets, as many as desired. (i used fresh) add them in at the same time as you add the cornstarch slurry. cook 30 more mins. White rice, cooked
 In the insert of the crockpot, whisk together beef consume, soy sauce, dark brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic. Gently place your slices of beef in the liquid and toss to coat. Turn crockpot on low and cook for 6 hours. When done, in a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and cooking liquid to create a slurry, pour into crockpot, stir to mix well. Cook on low for an additional 30 minutes to thicken up the sauce. Toss in your broccoli florets then serve hot over white rice. I think it would be good to add any other veggie such as carrots, mushroom, onion, zucchini, bell pepper, celery, asparagus.

Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped Birthday Cake Golden Oreos
  1. In a bowl of your stand mixer cream butter and sugar together for about a minutes until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  2. With mixer on low add in baking soda, salt, flour and cake mix, stirring until mixture just comes together.
  3. With mixer still on low add in sprinkles, chocolate chips, and chopped Oreos. Stir until evenly incorporated.
  4. Chill dough for at least 2 hours, an overnight is better.
  5. When ready to bake preheat oven to 350°
  6. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and form dough into round balls, placing them 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  7. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until edges are slightly golden.
  8. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.              * chilled the dough for these.  A few hours in the fridge at a minimum, a few days is even better.  I know.  You can’t wait that long:) This cookie dough  is so so good. As you can tell from my picture i left the sprinkles out. Enjoy! No need for a birthday!