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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Toasted French Dip w/ Caramelized Onions & Melty Swiss Cheese

Juicy and flavorful roast beef, caramelized sweet onions and smooth and melted swiss cheese, all packed on a warm and toasty hoagie bun!  This, my friends, is what we had for Sunday dinner!  And boy was it GOOD!!!!
3 lb chuck or rump roast, salt & pepper each side and brown in fry pan.  Then place in your crock pot on high heat.
2 cups beef stock (I like to use Kitchen Basics)
1 medium white onion, sliced
Cover crock pot and let cook on high heat for 4-5 hrs.
When meat is ready to come out of crock pot, begin prepping caramelized onions.
In a saute pan, on medium/high heat add:
1-2 tablespoons butter
1 sweet yellow onion, sliced
1/2 cup au jus (beef stock) from the cooked roast in the crock pot
Allow the onions to get tender and the juices to reduce to a thick caramel like sauce on onions.  This will take about 10 minutes.

Slice your buns through horizontally and lay sliced side up on a cookie sheet.  Put slices of swiss cheese on the top layer of each bun.  Then into the oven on low/broil.

Take your roast out of the crock pot and begin shredding the meat with a knife and fork, discarding any fat along the way.  Use the leftover cooking juices in the crock pot as the dipping au jus for you French dip sandwiches!  Take toasted buns out of the oven and begin assembling your French dip sandwiches with the shredded beef and caramelized onions!  Cut each assembled sandwich down the center on a bias.  This just makes the sandwiches easier to dip and eat!  Then Enjoy!  I know my little family sure did!!!!



kalanicut said...

I love that you are committed to Kitchen Basics stock. Me too. It's the only one I've seen that doesn't have "bad for you stuff" added to it. And you it doesn't cost a ton for the purity & quality either. My fav too.

Briana said...

French Dip is under-rated! This looks so good!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Oh Lance is gonna LOVE you for this!

Megan and Keli'i said...

Can you guys pah-lease come out and visit??? Please???

That looks AMAZING, btw. Seriously.

Muriel Miller said...

Totally just made french dips the other day with leftover sunday roast and I am so mad I didn't see this recipe first! Carmelized Onions! Amazing! We just had plain old onions and now I am so wishing that I had done ours carmelized! I am seriously so hungry now and so gonna make these soon!

victorinox knives said...

It''s quite impressive.

Anonymous said...

Just an FYI: au jus is French for "with juice" - you dip your sandwich in the jus.

Also, that's not roast beef, but beef that's been braised in a slow cooker. Very tasty, just a different thing than roast beef.