Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Something Yummy - Crock Pot French Dips

Best Slow Cooker French Dips
Carls Bad Cravings

We really love a good french dip sandwich but of all the recipes I've tried I've not find one that I make a second time . . . . .until this time.  This sandwich was everything it promised - it was tender, tasty, and perfect.  Plus, it cooks in the crock pot which makes it better! 

3 lb beef chuck roast
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 hoagie buns (I used those good onion rolls)
Sliced provolone cheese

Slow Cooker:
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 cup coke - not diet (I will admit - I forgot to buy this and left it out)
1 10.5 oz cans beef consumme (in the soup aisle)
1/4 cup dry minced onions
1 tablespoon beef bouillon
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
12 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf

Heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Sear the roast on all sides until lightly browned.  Add to the slow cooker and top with remaining slow cooker ingredients.

Cook on LOW for 4 hours then remove roast to a cutting board.  Thinly slice roast across the grain.  Place sliced meat back in slow cooker and continue to cook on LOW for 1-2 additional hours.

When ready to serve, remove roast and strain the fat from broth for dipping.

Split rolls and line the bottoms on a baking tray.  Top each half with beef followed by cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees or until cheese is melted.  Serve with reserved au jus.