This slow cooker French dip sandwich is easy to make at home and of course has to be served au jus. Is it really a French dip without it?
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I had been craving a French dip sandwich for a very, very long time. And when I found this recipe using a slow cooker I knew it was the one for me. Except for the fact that after working in the lab all day and then going to the gym immediately after, 6-7 hours of cooking time has long been passed. So how do I solve this problem? Resourcefulness to the rescue!
This recipe is super easy and the end result is quite rewarding. Throw a bunch of stuff in a pot before work, plug it into a plug timer to turn on at noon, and 6-7 hours later I have something tasty for dinner, ready and waiting for me when I get home! And my craving was finally fulfilled by this delicious sandwich.
Sure I could buy a newer slow cooker with the programmable timer functionality built in, but this quite literally works just as well.
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Post updated 1/9/22, photos above and below are the originals.
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 3/4 cup beef broth/stock
- 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp creole mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- ~3lb chuck roast
- Salt & pepper
- 6-8 sandwich rolls, split
- 6-8 slices of Swiss cheese
- Slice the onion into ~1/4-inch rounds. Keeping the rounds intact, place them in the bottom of a slow cooker.
- Add beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic to the crockpot.
- Salt and pepper both sides of the roast and place on top of the onions.
- Cook on low 6-7 hours until beef is fall-apart tender.
- Transfer the roast to a cutting board and thinly slice.
- Remove the onions and set aside. I strain the juice into a large fat separator measuring cup and get rid of the oil that collects on top.
- Switch the slow cooker to warm, and return the roast, juice, and onions to the slow cooker for up to an hour before serving.
- Heat the broiler. Place the split sandwich rolls on a lined baking sheet and toast for 1 minute or just until the bread begins to brown.
- Remove the tops from the pan. Lay the beef on the bottom of the rolls and top with cheese.
- Return to the oven just until cheese is melted. Top with sandwich halves and serve with small bowls of jus.
Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride