This is fantastic! I did use 1/2 tsp. oregano instead of the rosemary, and only 1/2 tsp. of thyme. Next time, I think I may use fresh garlic, just because I like to use it in my cooking. I sliced an onion and laid it in the pot before the meat, as suggested in other reviews - great idea! I served it with provolone cheese on toasted rolls. I'll be making this one again!
Oh. My. Goodness. This is a GOOD roast recipe. Like, so good that I kept sneaking little pieces of the beef as I was putting together everyone else's sandwiches. YUM.
We made this and used it for French dip. I made as written, except that I liberally sprinkled the roast with garlic salt first, and I was out of rosemary so I subbed 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning and 1/2 tsp just oregano (thought the balance of flavors would approximate rosemary). The jus by itself was a little too bland for our taste (maybe I added too much water!), so I just ladled some into a saucepan and boiled it for a few minutes to concentrate the flavor.
AMAZING. This will become a staple in our house.
Thank you for sharing, my family loved it! Once the meat was cooked, it shredded very easy. I skimmed fat off the juice for dipping but heated up my broiler. Opened up my soft hoagie rolls, piled them high w/beef and topped with provolone cheese. Broiled just few minutes to toast bread and melt cheese. It was wonderful! What a great recipe.
This was very good! It smelled great and was so tender. I did add onions as others suggested to the top and I was out of garlic powder so I used fresh. Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be making this again
hands down the best french dip recipe i have ever tried...used fresh minced garlic since i was out of garlic powder...the chuck roast turned out very tender...shredded the meat easily...tfs this keeper!!
I cooked this for about 9 hours on low (I have a long commute) but, otherwise, followed the recipe exactly. It was incredibly tender and tasty! I did add sliced pepper Jack, my best option on hand. Next time I will add some Worcestershire as some reviews suggested as well as sliced onion. Great quick dinner! I will be using this again thank you for posting!
Very Good and Easy too. Don't have to have a lot on hand. I did add a can of Golden Mushroom soup to flavor the broth a bit more, and sliced up one onion. I was in a time crunch, so I did 3 lbs of meat, Took 2 Hours HIGH, then 3 Hours Low/Warm.....My boys devoured it, wish I made more for left overs.
Thank you! :)
I cannot believe how good this recipe turned out! I followed it pretty much as written, only adding a teaspoon of dehydrated onion flakes, and it the results were unbelievable! I cooked it on low for 8 hours and while it didn't fall apart, it was still very moist and it really soaked up the seasonings. I added provolone to the sandwiches and served them on ciabatta bread (since the kids complain about harder bread). Between myself, my 3 kids and my husband, a 4 lb. roast disappeared in 20 minutes! The au jus was perfect, not too salty like some other recipes that I've had. I think next time I will try it with a top round roast to see if it gets "fall apart tender" but I will not change anything else. Thank you for the perfect French Dip recipe!
This is phenomenal! Amazing flavor and tender beef from such an easy preparation. As some other reviewers suggested, I added a thinly sliced onion, chopped garlic, and worcestershire sauce to the liquid. I served this on crusty rolls topped with the onions, sliced cheddar and creamy horseradish and dipped in the strained jus. I think DH would've eaten 3 or 4 if I would've let him :)
I was looking for something nice to make for my girlfriend after she got off work, something tasty. This seemed just right. So I made it, exactly to the recipe listed (plus extra garlic, b/c garlic is great), and it was a HIT! She absolutely loved it, said it was perfect, and my roomates loved it too. Thanks for such an awesome recipe--it was definitely an instant favorite! The meat was so perfect and tender, fell right apart. I put mozzarella and horseradish on the sandwiches as well just for a little something extra. I will absolutely be making this again! :)