The Mid-Day Buffet
With Julie Jacobs
Julie Jacobs’ Bio
Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin (Go Parker Vikings!)
Julie’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- My adoring husband who really does like country music; Our hilarious son, Kieran, who is 4 and our baby girl Cora who is 1; our german shepherd Toby, and kitties Bella and Murphy; camping; watching the Green Bay Packers; NASCAR (go Matt Kenseth!!); visiting with friends and family; grilling out; traveling; visiting historic sites and museums (I am a history nut!)
- Food: We try to eat pretty healthy in our household, but I love Italian, Mexican, and cherry cheesecake! I enjoy a good gyro too, and of course pizza. With the cold weather here, I use my crock pot a lot, as you all should know!
- Movies: Just about anything with Tom Cruise in it; classic Disney movies (The Little Mermaid is my all time fave!); classic 80′s movies like “Pretty in Pink”; romantic comedies, thrillers (but NOT horror films, ACK!); and of course, historical movies like Glory, The Patriot, etc.
- TV: Downton Abbey! Ghost Hunters on Sci-Fi; GLEE; Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives; Deadliest Catch; American Pickers; Antiques Roadshow; Celebrity Apprentice; Dancing With the Stars; The Voice; American Idol (sort of); and I still occasionally watch a few soaps, Young & The Restless and Days of Our Lives. And I admit it, I love Little House on the Prairie. I have seen every episode at least 75 times, no kidding.
- Pet Peeves: People who pull out in front of me on the highway when there is NOBODY behind me!! And especially when they don’t get up to speed when doing so! GGRRRR!
- Quote: ”Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
“Julie’s Crock of the Week”
archived recipes from 2011 http://juliescrockoftheweek.blogspot.com/
With the chill in the air and leaves on the ground, it’s time to pull out that crock pot! And back by popular demand, is Julie’s Crock of the week! Every week during the winter months, Julie Jacobs will share a slow cooker recipe to help warm up your belly.
Get that crock pot out of your pantry! It’s the perfect time of year to make delicious & easy meals for you and your family with that fabulous appliance known as a slow cooker.
Special thanks to Tana’s Odds & Ends and Produce on S. Monroe Street in Lancaster and Spring Valley Meats on Rattlesnake Road south of Beetown, for being the official sponsors of the “Crock of the Week!” They both have many of the ingredients called for in slow cooker recipes, and Tana prints every week’s recipe for you to easily grab in her store.
This week’s recipe is honestly one of my favorite crock pot recipes I have ever made. It is sensational. The flavors are wonderful. You won’t need to go out to get this dish anymore! It’s Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli! When we go out to a Chinese restaurant, this is almost always my dish of choice, but seriously, this is just as good if not better than that! All the ingredients are easy to find locally, just peruse the Asian food section in the grocery store. We served it over brown rice, but whatever rice you prefer will work just fine. I think I cooked it a bit too long because the meat fell apart a lot, but it didn’t matter because it still tasted delicious!!
And don’t forget to enter the giveaway! You can win some awesome prizes including a new slow cooker! Click on the banner above to enter.
Crock Pot Beef & Broccoli
- 1.5 to 2lbs sirloin steak thinly sliced
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2-3 minced garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 12 oz bag frozen steamable broccoli florets, prepared per package directions
- 2 cups of cooked rice for serving
In a small bowl, whisk together broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil & garlic. Pour over beef and let marinate for about 15 minutes at room temperature. Then place mixture in slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
IN a small bowl, stir together water and cornstarch until dissolved. Stir into the crock pot mixture and cook for about a half hour longer until the sauce thickens.
Before serving, stir in steamed broccoli. Serve over rice.
Remember, all recipes from ALL the years of Julie’s Crock of the Week are archived on my blog at http://juliescrockoftheweek.blogspot.com/ to view ANYTIME!
- Julie Jacobs
Do you have a favorite crock pot recipe? If so, SHARE IT with Julie Jacobs! For three seasons, Julie has been sharing some of her favorite slow cooker recipes with you. Just like last year, we are ending this season with a BANG! A crock Pot bang, to be exact! And not just one, but TWO slow cookers! Plus other great prizes, so get typing!
CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE (in the rotating photo banner) TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETE RECIPE, INCLUDING INGREDIENT LIST & COOKING INSTRUCTIONS VIA THE CONTEST FORM.
You can also mail your recipes to: ”Julie’s Crock of the Week contest,” 51 Means Drive, Platteville, WI 53818.
DEADLINE TO ENTER IS FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH @3:00 PM. Winners will be chosen randomly and then announced on the Midday Buffet with Julie on Monday morning, March 17th.
TEN LISTENERS WILL WIN!
THE GRAND PRIZE IS:
- A Hamilton Beach 6-quart programmable slow cooker from Hermsen’s Ace Hardware & Home Center in Bloomington
- A $50.00 gift certificate to Tana’s Odds & Ends and Produce in Lancaster
- A gift box from Spring Valley Meats in Beetown
- 2 Taste of Home Cookbooks
- PLUS, your winning recipe will be made by Julie and then featured as the last “Crock of the Week” for the season on Monday, March 17th!
-The second prize winner will get a 3-quart Crock Pot from Krogen’s Do It Best in Boscobel AND 2 Taste of Home Cookbooks
-EIGHT RUNNERS-UP will each get a Taste of Home Cookbook and two sets of recipe cards
THANK YOU for making season 3 of Julie’s Crock of the Week another fun success!! I so enjoy chatting with you all about crock pot cooking