November 11, 2011

Happy Weekend

and even more important Happy Veteran's Day.  Thanks to all those who are serving and have served in the past for America.  Thank a Veteran today.

Penny's friend honoring Veterans

Slow Cooker : French Dip

It's that time of year to dust off your slow cookers and put them to use.  There is nothing better than coming home from work to a kitchen that smells like you have been slaving for hours.  This week we made a favorite meal of mine French Dip Sandwiches. This is the first time I have ever made them myself, usually I order them at a resturant, and I must say mine are right up there. 

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

approx 3 and a half lbs beef chuck roast
16 oz. beef broth ( 1 1/2 cans )
1 10.5 oz can condensed French Onion Soup
6 oz. red wine
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
4-6 French rolls
sliced provolone cheese, optional

1.Season meat with salt and pepper
2. Pour beef broth, condensed soup, red wine, and garlic powder into slow cooker and place meat into liquid.
3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, may very depending on the strength of your slow cooker.
4. Strain beef from juices, however keep juices. 

5. Place meat back into slow cooker and cover allowing meat to rest, leave cooker on low allowing meat to remain warm.

6. In a 450 degree oven toast bread with or without cheese slices, adding a little crunch to your bread (best dipping tool)
7. At this point season your Au Jus, I used a combination of pepper and garlic salt.  We also needed to skim excess fat that had settled on the top.

8. Build, Dip, Bite, Enjoy

- Megan