Honey Forest Bowl

YIELD: Makes 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup

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honey

1/2 cup

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reduced sodium soy sauce

1 cup

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beef broth

4 cloves

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garlic

,

grated

1 T

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sesame oil

1 T

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rice vinegar

1 T

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fresh ginger

1 tsp.

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chili paste

1/2 tsp.

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onion powder

1/2 tsp.

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pepper

2 1/2 lbs.

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boneless beef chuck roast

,

cubed

2 T

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corn starch

sesame seeds

2

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green onions

,

thinly sliced

2 cups

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white rice

1 1/2 lbs.

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broccoli florets

,

about 2 crowns

DIRECTIONS

Inside the bowl of the slow cooker, place honey, soy sauce, beef broth, grated garlic, sesame oil, vinegar, ginger, chili paste, onion powder and pepper. With a whisk, combine all ingredients.

Place cubed beef inside slow cooker and toss to combine with sauce, until all beef cubes are covered.

Cover and cook, on low heat for 8 hours or high 4 hours.

In the final 5 minutes, just prior to serving, add sesame seeds and green onions.

In the last 30 minutes of cooking, prior to serving, cook 2 cups of rice according to package directions.

Meanwhile, steam broccoli on a steamer or microwave.

To serve, build a bed of rice, about 1/3 cup cooked, top with beef and steamed broccoli.