• French Dips from the Crock Pot

    Date: 2011.08.13 | Category: recipes | Tags: ,

    I love me a French Dip sandwich.  I often order them in restaurants and I remember that several years ago my mom made them for my birthday, but I had never made them before.  Well, I made them last week and now that I know how easy it is I’ll be adding them to my regular rotation.  Thanks AllRecipes.com!

    1 (4 pound) boneless beef roast
    1/2 cup soy sauce
    1 beef bouillon cube (I didn’t have any cubes so I used a can of beef broth)
    1 bay leaf (I didn’t happen to have one so I skipped it)
    3 whole black peppercorns
    2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    Sliced provolone cheese
    20 slices French bread (I happened to have Texas Toast, yum!)

    Remove and discard all visible fat from the roast. Place trimmed roast in a slow cooker.
    In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, bouillon, bay leaf, peppercorns, herbs, and garlic powder. Pour mixture over roast, and add enough water to almost cover roast. Cover, and cook on low heat for 10 to 12 hours, or until meat is very tender.
    Remove meat from broth, reserving broth. Shred meat with a fork (we thinly sliced it with the electric carving knife), and distribute on bread for sandwiches, top with a slice of cheese. Lightly toast sandwich in the toaster oven to melt cheese. Use reserved broth for dipping.