Happy football season! This is one of my Pinterest faves (original recipe here). It’s perfect for having people over to watch a game since it doesn’t require a ton of work (especially after I cut out a few steps… I’m lazy like that).
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
(Serves 4-6 people)
3.5lbs of beef chuck roast
I.5 cans (16 oz) beef broth
1 can (10.5 oz) french onion soup
6 oz red wine
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
6 french rolls
6 (or more) slices of provolone cheese
Trim excess fat off of beef roast and season meat with salt and pepper.
Pour beef broth, soup, red wine and garlic powder into slow cooker with beef roast.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Slice or shred beef
Lightly toast the bread. The easiest way to toast the buns is to set your oven to broil, spread the buns out on a baking sheet, and broil for a few minutes. Seriously, only 2-3 minutes, though. They toast FAST. I nearly burned down my kitchen toasting buns one time.
Serve beef on rolls with cheese and spoon beef juice into individual bowls so each person has their own dip.
If you’re serving it to a group, you can just do chips or something easy like that as a side, but when I make it for JD, I like to make homemade sweet potato fries. To do those, just preheat your oven to 425 and cut an uncooked sweet potato into individual fries, then place in a lidded container with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil (another thing about me- I generally just eyeball things when I cook instead of measuring things out exactly) and seasoning of your choice, to taste (I like McCormick’s Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning). Shake the container (make sure the lid is sealed tightly!) to coat the fries in the olive oil and seasoning. Spread out on a baking pan and bake for at least 20 minutes, flipping once (cooking time will vary based on the size of fries you cut).
P.S. The original plan was to have pictures of this recipe by the time I posted it. Obviously, that didn’t happen. I did my shopping at Target instead of my usual grocery store, so the selection was limited and our meal plan for the week changed. Anyway, it looks like beef on a bun with melted cheese, if that helps :)