Monday, November 22, 2010

French Dip Sandwiches

This is another easy meal, similar to a pot roast, but you don't have to peel any potatoes! This is a meal you can throw in a crock pot and forget about, and serve up whenever your ready. And after consulting several different recipes, this version is the one we liked the best! And don't substitute the beef consumé with beef broth. You'll be doing yourself a disservice, trust me.

1 beef roast
3 cans beef consumé
1-2 onions, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
1/2 jar of jalenos (or pepperoncini peppers)
1 Tb. oregano
1 Tb. basil
Provolone or Swiss Cheese
French Rolls (or a hearty frankfurter bun)- I made some with a simple roll recipe, rolled out pieces of the dough into 6" strips, smashed them down with my palm, and baked them on a cookie sheet. After they are done cooking, just slice them down the middle. They make nice homemade frankfurter buns.

Brown the roast on all sides. Salt and pepper it and put it in a crock pot with the beef consumé, onions, garlic and peppers (whichever you prefer, tang or heat), and seasonings. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Shred the roast in the pot, and spoon out juices in serving bowls, for dipping your sandwich in. You can either scoop up the beef and put it on a toasted bun with the cheese, or (for crowds) place it in some un-toasted buns with the cheese, wrap in foil, and place in warm oven to keep warm until everyone is ready to eat. Simple, easy, and super good!

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