This slow cooker French dip is the perfect meal for our busy lifestyle right now. TC put everything in the crock pot in the morning and it was perfect when I got home! Can't get much easier than that. French dips were also one of my favorites growing up. The au jus was very tasty but had a little too much salt for my taste. I would add less of the onion soup mix if you are trying to cut back on salt. Make sure you dip the sandwich in the au jus. That definitely makes the sandwich!
3 1/2 lbs. Beef Chuck Roast
10 1/2 ounces, Campbell's Beef Consomme or Broth
12 ounces, beer (1 bottle)
2 cubes Beef Bouillon
1 1/4 ounce package of Onion Soup Mix
Season the chuck roast with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Place the chuck roast in a crock pot.
Mix onion soup mix in the beef consomme/broth and pour over the chuck roast. Pour a bottle of beer over the meat. The darker the beer, the better the au jus!
Place the bouillon cubes on opposite sides of the meat.
Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Take out the meat, slice or shred (it will be falling apart) and place back into the juice until ready to serve.
Meanwhile, toast French bread or po-boy loaves under the broiler. Then add provolone/swiss cheese to the bread and toast under the broiler again to melt the cheese. Watch closely because the broiler works quickly! Put hot meat onto the bread and serve with the au jus. Be sure to dip the sandwich in the au jus!
***Recipe from Megan on Tasty Kitchen