Sunday, March 05, 2006

French Dip Sandwiches

I love a good french dip sandwich. The delicious flavor of the beef, the amazing au jus. I never would've imagined that one of the best french dip sandwiches I'd ever eat would be the one I'd make at home!

This weekend, I knew that I wanted to try a new recipe. I was on the mission of finding a new crock-pot recipe. Something simple, yet oh-so-good! And I found it!

Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

4 pounds rump roast (I actually only used about 3 1/2)
1 (10.5 oz) can beef broth
1 (10.5 oz) can condensed French onion soup
1 (12 oz) can or bottle beer (darker is better)
6 french rolls
3 Tablespoons (give or take) olive oil
Flour (for dusting roast)
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Garlic powder (to taste)

Trim the excess fat from the roast. Pat dry. Dust the roast with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and flour. Cook in pan over medium-high heat in olive oil until browned on all sides.

Once browned, transfer roast to crock pot (slow cooker). Add the beef broth, onion soup and beer. Cook on low setting for 7 hours.

Once cooked, remove from crock pot and slice against the grain (this part is really important in order to get tender meat). Dip the sliced meat in the jus in the crock and serve on split french rolls with cup of au jus on the side. I also love to use creamed horseradish on my sandwiches.

Tickled my funny-bone: My six-year-old asked saw me getting my camera out of the bag this morning and asked me if I was blogging again (although I think he called it bonking). He said, you know, with food? He sort of answered his own question with his comment: it smells like it!


ilva said...

Sounds delicious! I'm so happy you are back Dawn, I missed you!

Dawn said...

Hi Ilva, thanks! I'm glad to be back, too. I missed your lovely photos! And, I have to admit that I think of you every time I pull out my crock pot, since you don't have one. I think that this could be made over very low heat for a long cooking time.

Fran said...

This sounds so good. I will give it a try. Thanks.

Kristi said...

I'm so glad you're back to "bonking." And that photo looks great!

Dawn said...

Hi Fran, I really hope you do try it, this is one of those real winners!

Hi Kristi, I'm glad to be back bonking again, too. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

That sandwich looks delish!! I can't wait to try to make that myself. Now you just need some grilled onions and swiss cheese melted on top! Yummy.

As you heard when I was chatting with you on the phone, I could not stop laughing at the bonking!!!

michelle said...

What a great idea! I'm so glad that you're having time to "bonk" with us! We've been loving our slow cooker and looking for more recipes to use with it. I really think that your quick and easy approach is a great one, and I really hope that life slows down and feels less overwhelming for you soon.

Melissa CookingDiva said...

Welcome back Dawn...Delicious recipe and photo...I LOVE bonking too :)

Dawn said...

Hi Michelle and Melissa, nice to hear from you both again! I'll have to come check your sites for updates...this recipe is good, so you should definitely try it Michelle!