These crock pot French dip sandwiches are melt in your mouth tender and bursting with wonderful taste. A casual dining delight.
First, start with a nicely trimmed beef roast. Brown to get some caramelization. Cook in a crock pot in a nice juice. Slice about 2 hours before done. Then finish cooking for ultra-tender wonderfully tasty meat.
I came home from work last week, and my wife was smiling… an “I have an idea” smile. She shows me a nice looking beef roast and dummy me said ok roast beef for Sunday family company and I started talking side dishes. She interrupted saying that “you’re doing French dip.” Now I love French dip, and it has become my standard lunch if we’re out and about. And I have become a real critic. She even had the recipe… now I didn’t have the ingredients for that recipe, so a little Google and I had a plan.
Serve on a hoagie bun after topping with cheese and browning under the broiler. Finally, serve the cooking juice for dipping.
My wife has already awarded it the recipe of the year.
Note: Your beef roast needs to be nicely trimmed and has good marbling. We had a nice top round roast, but an eye of round would be nice. Some recipes called for a chuck roast, but then more trimming would be needed at the slicing time.
Start with a nicely trimmed beef roast. Salt and pepper to taste.
Over medium high heat add two teaspoon oil and when hot brown the roast. About 3 minutes per side.
Move roast to the crock pot. Add two large sliced onion to the pan and cook for a few minutes until clearing then add two cloves of garlic and cook one more minute. Move to the crock pot. Add two cups beef broth, 1/4 cup soy sauce and two tablespoons Worcestershire sauce. Mix well.
Cook on low for 7 hours but at the 5-hour mark remove meat and slice into 1/4 inch slices and return to the crock pot to cook for final 2 hours.
To serve, cut hoagie buns into half. Top the bottom half with meat and provolone cheese. Cook under a broiler for a few minutes until cheese is nicely brown. Also toast tops of buns for a brief time.
Serve with the cooking solution for dipping.
September 13, 2016