The French dip is a very popular hot sandwich. Chances are you have made them at home or had them at your favorite restaurant. With this recipe you can make your own French dips completely from scratch. This recipe does not use deli roast beef but the slow cooker method. The slow cooker does all of the cooking for you, so this recipe does not require much work. The Au Jus comes right out of the slow cooker from the cooking process and it is the highlight of this recipe for sure. I like to add a variety of vegetables into the slow cooker with the roast to add more flavors. Some of the vegetables I added were celery, carrots and onion. This recipe is perfect for dinner or a party. Enjoy.
1 (4 pound) boneless beef roast
½ cup soy sauce
1 beef bouillon cube
1 bay leaf
3 whole black peppercorns
1 teaspoon dried rosemary (crushed)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
20 slices French bread
provolone cheese (optional)
Step 1: remove any visible fat from the roast and discard the fat. Place the roast into a slow cooker. In a medium bowl combine soy sauce, beef bouillon cube, bay leaf, black peppers corns, rosemary, thyme, and garlic powder. Pour the mixture over the roast. Add enough water to almost over the roast. Add any vegetables if you desire. Cover and cook in the slow cooker for 10 to 1 hours on low heat until the roast is very tender.
Step 2: Remove the roast from the broth (reserving the broth). Shred the roast with two forks. Place shredded beef onto sandwiches.
Step 3: Place the reserved broth into cups or small bowls for dipping.
(Makes 10 Servings)