Monday, October 11, 2010

Easy French Dip Sandwiches

This is a really easy way to do french dip sandwiches but it is still super scrumptious!  I hope you love them as much as we do around our parts!

I cook my meat in a crock pot for about 6 hours and it always is really tender and falls apart.  Use a chuck roast.  It has a little more fat on it but you will take all the fat off once it is cooked.  Place the roast into a crock pot set on its lowest setting.  Sprinkle it with 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 onion powder and half a packet of Au Jus.  Depending on the size of your roast it may take shorter or longer.  You will know it is done when you put a fork in it and it can shred easily.

Once the meat is done remove it from the crock pot and shred the meat. Remove any large chunks of fat.  Cover with tinfoil to keep warm.  Drain the juice from the roast into a gravy separator and strainer.  Skim all the grease off the juice. A really easy way to do this is to stick it in the refrigerator for a few minutes and the fat will raise to the surface and get hard.  Pour the skimmed juice into a sauce pot and add the rest of you Au Jus packet and 2 cups of cold water.  Whisk and slowly heat until it comes to a boil.

Prepare your buns by laying them on a cookie sheet.  Butter one side of the bun and put a slice of provolone cheese on the other.  Put the buns under the broiler until cheese is melted and buns are golden brown.

Put the shredded beef on the toasted bun and serve with Au Jus for dipping sauce.  

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