Friday, June 11, 2010

French Dip Sandwiches

It just doesn't get much easier than this. I served these sandwiches for dinner when family were visiting and we all loved them. I'll make them again and won't change a thing. Some of us ate our sandwiches open-faced with forks, but we all ate every last bite. The next day, I cooked rice in the leftover juices and added the little meat that was left to make, what we like to call, Hash.

1 2.5-3 lb. beef roast (you can use a frozen roast if you want)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper
2 1-ounce packages dry onion soup mix
2 c. water
2 cans beef broth
6-8 large buns (or more...6 would be VERY generous servings!)
Swiss, provolone, or mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced.

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and rub roast with salt and pepper.

When very hot, carefully place roast in pan and sear on all sides. You're not cooking the meat, you're just browning it quickly on all sides to add flavor and seal in the juices.

Place in crockpot and sprinkle with onion soup mixes. Pour water and beef broth over roast.

Cook 8-10 hours on low or cook 4-5 hours on high and another 3-4 hours on low. It's hard to screw this part up; basically, the longer it cooks, the more tender it will be. But you know it's done when you pop a fork in it and the meat just falls apart. When meat is ready, shred with two forks.

Place meat in crusty rolls. Top with cheese and broil open-faced in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes, until bread is golden and cheese is melty.

Ladle juices from crock pot into small cups for dipping and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. So this looks amazing, but the link to Our Best Bites looks even more amazing. I'm not sure how you find the time to search for all these recipes, but I'm grateful...and I will continue to cheat off you! :)


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