Skip the high-sodium take-out meal and make this flavorful slow-cooker broccoli and beef dish.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 2-inch pieces and place in a 4-quart slow cooker. In a small bowl combine soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of the orange juice, ginger, garlic and cayenne pepper. Pour mixture over meat in cooker.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. If desired, stir in sesame oil. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting and add broccoli to cooker. Cover and cook about 15 minutes more or just until broccoli is tender.

  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer meat to a medium bowl. Using two forks, break meat into smaller pieces. Add broccoli to meat in bowl; cover and keep warm.

  • For sauce, strain cooking liquid through a fine-mesh sieve into a small saucepan. In a small bowl stir the water into cornstarch; stir into strained cooking liquid. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in orange marmalade and the remaining 1 tablespoon orange juice.

  • Add cashews and about half of the sauce to meat mixture; toss gently to coat. Serve over hot cooked noodles and offer the remaining sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 28g 56% DV; carbohydrates 34g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 5g; fat 8g 12% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 70mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium -1mg; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium -1mg; sodium 481mg 19% DV.