I love my slow cooker and really need to start using it more! There are way too many good crock pot recipes out there, for me not to be trying one, at least once every week or two. We had these Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches over the weekend, and I have to say this is the BEST EVER roast recipe, even on it's own. Throw in some carrots and potatoes and make some gravy with the juice. And the leftovers (if you have any), make some pretty amazing meals too! Try it either way, you won't be disappointed!
What you need:
Appx 3- 3 1/2 pound beef roast
3 c. beef broth or 3 c. water and bouillon cubes
3/4 c. red wine, or one small individual sized bottle
4 cloves garlic, diced
1 medium sized onion, diced
2 tsp rosemary
nature's seasoning and pepper
4-6 french rolls
sliced provolone cheese, optional
Trim excess fat off of beef roast and season meat all over with nature's seasoning, pepper and rosemary.
Pour broth or water and bouillon, and red wine into the slow cooker. Place beef roast, onions and garlic in the liquid. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Take beef out and rest it, covered with aluminum foil, for about 15 minutes. Slice beef and return to slow cooker on low or very low for 30 minutes.
Lightly toast the bread and evenly distribute cheese between rolls, if using. Divide beef onto rolls (make sure to get those onions and garlic chunks on the sandwich too) and spoon the beef juice* into ramekins or other small bowls and eat everything while it is hot. Serve each sandwich with its own dip.
*Note: If there is excess fat in your au jus, simply pour it from the slow cooker into a large measuring cup and let it stand for about 5 minutes so the fat separates. Skim it off, then pour the juice into serving cups.