We've had such pleasantly chilly weather lately, that I'm obsessing about all the recipes I can toss into my Crock Pot. I'm falling more and more in love with my slow cooker, because it cooks up such cozy meals with so little effort. And what better way to celebrate feeling cozy than with a dripping and cheesy gooey sandwich dunked into a rich broth?
Slow cooker French Dip Sandwiches (Au Jus)
adapted from Allrecipes
2-4 lb beef roast
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce
12 oz. water
1 packet onion soup mix
12 oz. beer
8 oz. beef broth
1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crumbled
1/4 tsp. dried oregano, crumbled
4 cloves garlic, minced
black pepper, to taste
Throw all ingredients into a slow cooker and cook covered on High for 4-5 hours.* Remove the roast, and slice it thinly across the grain. Return slices back to the slow cooker and cook on High, for one more hour. Serve on buttered, toasted french rolls with small bowls of the broth for dipping.
* Note: Or, just put it on the Low setting all day.
Throw all the ingredients into your slow cooker.
Slice the roast across the grain...
... and return the slices to the slow cooker for another hour, on High.
Pile into a toasted sandwich roll with cheese.
And serve with a bowl of the broth for dunking your sandwich into.