Tomorrow we are having Bren's Crockpot French Dip. I love doing dinner in the crockpot because it means less work for me at dinnertime! I'm going to use my new meat slicer to cut this super thin. We'll also have a big green salad with this.
Bren's Crockpot French Dip
1 lean roast, all fat removed
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1 (14 oz.) can beef broth
1 envelope dry French onion soup mix
1 bottle of beer
3 cups water
12 slices Mozzarella cheese
6 hoagie rolls or French buns
Trim all fat from roast. Season with garlic powder & pepper. Place trimmed roast in crockpot on high. In large saucepan, combine beef broth, dry French onion soup mix, and water; bring to a boil. Pour over roast in crockpot. Pour beer in crock pot and cook for 7 hours. Remove roast to a platter and slice thin slices with an electric knife. Place open hoagie rolls on a baking sheet covered with foil. Place 2 slices of mozzarella cheese on each roll (two half slices on each side of the roll). Place under oven broiler for 1-2 minutes (make sure rack is not to close to broiler element). Remove from oven & place sliced beef over melted cheese. Strain Au jus broth from crockpot and place in 6 small serving bowls to dip. Add a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper to au jus just before serving.