Skip the high-sodium take-out meal and make this flavorful slow-cooker broccoli and beef dish. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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; 8 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 481 mg sodium. 34 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 28 g protein;