crock pot french dip sandwich

Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches

MMM french dip. I have to admit, I like french dip sandwiches a lot, so much so that I even like the fast food version. Despite that, whenever I tried to make it at home with roast beef from the deli, it just seemed kind of lack luster.  Maybe its because deli beef is too dry..

This crock pot french dip is easy to make and produces super flavorful, tender beef. The secret ingredient is beer, but it doesn’t end up tasting like beer, it just seems to give it a nice hearty flavor.  Just make sure you use a good robust beer- no frou-frou light stuff! ;)

crock pot french dip sandwich

crock pot french dip sandwich

I ate this again for lunch today (3 days after making it) and I was surprised at how tender the beef still was even after microwaving it.

crock pot french dip sandwich

Recipe adapted from Slow Cooker French Dip

crock pot french dip sandwich

Serves 5-6
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 6 hours
Total time 6 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2lb rump roast or sirloin tip
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 10oz beef broth
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 6oz beer
  • 5 rolls
  • 5 slices provolone cheese
  • butter for rolls

Directions

1. Trim some of the excess fat from the roast and rub it with the sugar as well as a generous coating of salt and pepper. Put the sliced onion in the crock pot and the roast on top. Pour in the beer and broth.
2. Cook on low for 6 hours.
3. After time is up, remove the roast from the pot and wait 10 minutes for it to rest before slicing. Slice roast on the diagonal, then return the meat to the pot.
4. Preheat the oven to 400°f. Split the rolls and butter them, then put provolone on one side of each roll. Bake rolls butter side up for about 5-8 minutes until the cheese melts. Top with onion and sliced meat. Strain some of the juice from the pot for the au jus.

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