Ever since I was young my favorite hot sandwich has been a french dip. As a kid I thought dipping my sandwich into that rich au jus as so fun! I still do! Yum. Today’s version is made in the slow cooker and the rosemary and thyme seasoning give it a nice rich flavor.
The best part is – it’s easy. I made this on Sunday. Put it in the crock pot in the morning and by the time we were home from church (4:00) it was ready to eat. All I had to do was shred the meat, toast the buns and melt some cheese on top and we were good to go.
The au jus is made from the remaining broth and juices after you cook the meat. Just strain the liquid to get rid of any pieces of meat or fat that may be in there.
I like to serve it on a toasted bun. I just butter the roll and then toast it in a frying pan. Pile on the meat and then melt some cheese on top under the broiler. I prefer provolone but this time we had pepper jack and it was delicious! Gave it a slight little kick.
I hear there is a big football game coming up and this would be a perfect meal for game day!
Other yummy sandwich ideas:
- 1 - 3-4 lb. chuck roast, remove excess fat
- Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 2 olive oil
- ¼ C soy sauce
- ¼ C water
- 4 whole black peppercorns
- 2 C beef broth
- ½ tsp dried, crushed rosemary
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- 1 TBSP minced onion
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 6-8 french rolls
- 6-8 slices of cheese, provolone is my preferance
- Remove excess fat from roast.
- Sprinkle with Montreal Steak Seasoning
- Brown in heavy pan with 2 tsp olive oil. Brown on both sides
- Place in crock pot
- Mix together soy sauce, beef broth, water, peppercorns, rosemary, thyme, garlic, onion
- Pour mixture over roast.
- Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 5-6. Cook until tender and easy to shred.
- Shred with a fork and the place on sandwich buns.
- Strain remaining juice and use for dipping