French Dip Sandwiches

We’re having a super busy week around here so this recipe was perfect. It’s much easier to run errands after work knowing you have a hot meal waiting for you at home – slow cooker meals are awesome that way.

We tried out this recipe as part on another swap – it was basic but really good. The minimal ingredients and no pre-cooking required, it was easy to toss this in the slow cooker before work. When we were ready to eat, we were at the table in about five minutes. It’s a perfect option if you’re short on time!

French Dip Sandwiches
(from Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles)
Serves 4

2 lbs. beef chuck roast
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 T. herbs de provence
3 bay leaves, broken in half
1/2 c. low sodium soy sauce
3 c. water 
4 hoagie rolls or french bread, cut in half horizontally
4 slices provolone cheese
Italian seasoning

Place meat in crock pot. Sprinkle with garlic, herbs de provence and bay leaves. Add in soy sauce and water. Cover and cook on low for 6-10 hours until the meat is tender and is easily pulled away with a fork.

To assemble the sandwiches: Take bottom piece of your bread roll & add the meat. Top with cheese. On top half of the roll spread a thin layer of mayonnaise and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.  Place open faced sandwich in oven and broil until bun is lightly toasted and cheese is melted and bubbly.  Place top half on top of sandwich.

If desired, skim the fat off the top of the au jus remaining in crockpot.  Then, place some of the au jus  into a small bowl and serve with sandwiches for dipping.

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