Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs
I have another tried and true French Dip recipe and also use another great one here on 'zaar, but when I went to make it the other day, I was lacking all of the ingredients to make either...so the following was born. Turns out everyone liked it better than either of my previous ones, so I figured I better post it for posterity!
- 4 lbs bottom round beef roast
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope onion soup mix
- 1 (19 ounce) canprogresso French onion soup (not condensed soup)
- 1 (12 ounce) can beer
- 3 beef bouillon cubes
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
- 10 kaiser rolls (or your favorite hard rolls)
- provolone cheese (optional)
- Place roast in 4.5 - 6 quart slow cooker.
- Sprinkle with onion soup mix and then pour onion soup and beer over it.
- Drop bouillon cubes in different spots into the liquid and sprinkle pepper and salt to taste over all.
- Cook on high for 4-5 hours. (I guess you could also cook on low for 8 hours or so, but I haven't tried it!).
- Remove meat and slice or shred; return to slow cooker and cover.
- Turn to low and let meat soak up the juices until ready to serve.
- Our favorite way to serve: open rolls and place a slice of provolone on one side of each; place under broiler until cheese is almost melted. Spoon beef on top with slotted spoon and serve sandwich with a side cup of au jus.
I'm sorry, the concept of this recipe is wonderful, BUT...the sodium content in this recipe is above and beyond the necessary. The simplicity of using packets of seasoning is great, but not at the cost of my families health. I found that creating my own seasoning combo's and using those made this recipe equally delicious and succulent WITHOUT the ridiculous amount of salt.
The best way to make this dish both tasty and healthy is to use all fresh ingredients for flavor. Chop fresh onions, a poblano pepper, fresh garlic, five or so cloves, coarse pepper and a small amount of salt. My family and friends love it and it's good for them.
We thought this was great. It said to add salt. I did not.