If you follow me on Twitter, this is probably old news to you but I thought I would share on the good ol’ blog too. My husband recently came home after being gone since January. I didn’t tell you guys because I’m paranoid cautious, but don’t feel bad because I didn’t even tell my Facebook friends. But like I said: old news. The best thing about having him home is that I have a reason to cook things besides pasta and eggs! I’m taking full advantage of that and kicked off this week with something I’ve been wanting to try forever. The French dip!

So this sandwich, which I don’t think I’ve ever had before, is just beef that’s slow cooked in a flavorful broth (or jus, if you’re fancy) and then put on crusty bread with cheese. Then you get the dip the entire sandwich in the broth that you cooked the beef in!

Fantastic does not describe how good these are! We had these for an early dinner and then a few hours later when my husband went to workout, I snuck into the kitchen to have another. Then when he came home, I caught him in the kitchen having another one! This is a definite keeper and I see myself making it frequently once winter hits.

French Dip
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 10- ounce can beef broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 3 pound chuck roast
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 6-8 sandwich rolls split
  • 6-8 slices of provolone or Swiss cheese
  1. Slice the onion into ~1/4-inch rounds. Keeping the rounds intact, place them in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic to the slow cooker. 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.
  2. Transfer the roast to a cutting board and shred using two forks. Remove the onions and set aside. Use a spoon (or fancy instrument if you have one) to remove the fat from the broth. Return the roast, juice, and onions to the slow cooker for up to an hour before serving.
  3. 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. Scoop the beef onto 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.



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