French dip sandwiches. Need I say more? I mean really…meat, bread, dipping sauce…you can’t get much better. Oh wait, yes you can! Make it a slow cooker recipe that you barely have to do any work for and BAM!…better x 10.
I pulled out this recipe (one of my favorites) this weekend and I’m kicking myself for not getting a picture of it. But just imagine an awesomely heaping meat sandwich sitting on a plate next to a glass custard cup of savory dipping sauce. Yeah, I know your mouth is watering right now.
SLOW COOKER FRENCH DIPS
-Beef roast (I’ve used chuck roast, but whatever type you’d like would work great I’m sure)
-1 cup water (use more water and soy sauce for a larger roast, you want the meat to be nearly submerged in the slow cooker)
-1/4 cup soy sauce
-1 Tbsp rosemary
-1 Tbsp thyme
-2 bay leaves (remember to take these out after cooking, you don’t eat bay leaves)
Place the ingredients in the slow cooker (leaving the fat on the meat). Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low 6-7. Cook times really depend on the size of the roast though. Your goal is to cook till the meat is done all the way through and you can rotate it every couple hours to help it cook evenly. Once cooked, remove the meat and cut off the fat. Tear the meat for serving, which shouldn’t be too difficult at this point since it basically wants to fall apart.
For the sandwich bread you could use buns or just regular sliced bread. Toast the bread or bun. Butter the insides, sprinkle with garlic powder, and crushed black pepper. Place meat in the sandwich. Use the liquid remaining in the slow cooker as an Au Jus dipping sauce. EAT
I promise you will love these!