Monday, May 16, 2011

Crock Pot Beef Dips

Where do I begin to describe these amazingly tender and luscious sandwiches. You know, I think I'm gonna call them sexy. Yes, I said sexy. These are the sandwiches you make for your man if you are trying to get a ring on your finger or maybe just trying to get him to finish that honey-do list or heck, maybe you just want to sweeten him up a bit. These will do the trick, I'm tellin' ya. 
Maybe this is a better way to describe them: my husband is quiet the entire time he is eating these sandwiches.  Did you hear me? Quiet. Not that he's a big talker normally. But we all know what it means when folks are super quiet as they eat the food you just prepared.  It means my man was really enjoying this meal and that is bigger praise than any spoken compliment.  We eat these with some homemade french fries and boy, was this a fantastic meal! And it was made in my slow cooker - whoopee!
Ingredients:
3-4 lb. Beef Round Steak (or any type of beef roast)
1 packet Onion Soup Mix
1 packet Au Jus Seasoning
1 (15 oz) can of Broth or Stock
½ cup water
4 slices mozzarella cheese
Sub rolls

Directions:
Put beef roast in slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine Beef broth, Onion soup mix, Au Jus seasoning and water and stir until combined. Pour mixture over beef, put cover on slow cooker and cook on low for about 8 hours. An hour before serving, shred meat with two forks or take it out and slice thinly.  Place meat back in the slow cooker for another hour.
When ready to serve, place several slices of beef on roll, add sliced mozzarella cheese and place under the broiler (or use broil option on toaster oven). Watch carefully, broil for just a couple of minutes until cheese is melted and roll is just slightly toasted.
Serve sandwich with a bit of Au Jus from the slow cooker (you may want to strain it first). Also, I added just a bit more beef broth to our Au Jus.

Cook's Note:  Optional toppings include sauteed onions, green peppers and mushrooms.
Also, instead of the water, you can substitute with more beef stock if you like.
Enjoy!

57 comments:

Mandy said...

Mmmm...yum!

Leah @ Beyer Beware said...

Oh yum! This sounds so tasty. I need to start buying the au jus seasoning. Come on over and link it up to Hunk of Meat Monday.

Siggy Spice said...

I shall take 2...see ya in a couple hours!

Holly said...

HOT DIGGITY DAWG! Oh I'd call these sexy too! Mmmmmm I use this exact recipe when I make ours! They be soooo yummy! : )

carolinaheartstrings said...

That looks like it would just melt in your mouth. Well done!

Lizzy said...

You have the best, most comforting recipes, Brandie! This is something I haven't made in years, but after seeing your photos, I think French Dip sandwiches need to make an appearance on our menu!

PS..do you think Bill will finally trim my red bud tree if I make these???! Worth a shot :)

Erin said...

I just got done eating dinner, and I think I might be hungry again after reading this. Looks so good! I love a French Dip sandwich!!

Happy When Not Hungry said...

My hubby loves beef dip sandwiches, so I def need to make these for him. They look delicious!

Amee said...

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thecompletecookbook said...

I REALLY need to invest in a slow cooker. I cannot believe how many wonderful recipes there are.
:-) Mandy

Jill Colonna said...

Brandie, you bring total new meaning to the sandwich! Amazing.

Deborah Dowd said...

I am bummed- I would make this today but I have no au jus. Heading to the store after work- I am always looking for a no-fuss dinner that is ready when I come home from work!

Annie's Dish said...

Ooh! Ths is another one I'm gonna have to put on my list! My hubby would definitely like this (I would too!) and it would be super easy for me to toss in the slow cooker before work.

RavieNomNoms said...

So THAT is what I need to do to get a ring on my finger?! haha those look seriously good. I can't imagine talking during eating one of those either...

Carolyn said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm yummmmmmmm!

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April@ Natural Nester said...

I used this recipe as a guideline and made something similar today. Thanks for posting it on Made by you Monday...you saved lunch today! :)

Our Eyes Eat First said...

theres just something so homey about dipping into gravy/sauce... looks melt in your mouth delicious!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

It's my first time here and following now and that recipe looks fabulous! I'm a sucker for steak sandwiches:)

Kimberly said...

Oh Bran, this looks FABULOUS! I love beef dip sandwiches, whenever we go to a new restaurant I always order that as my gauge of how good the restaurant will be. haha! Love it!

scrambledhenfruit said...

This is one great looking sandwich! Hubby would love this one. :)

Becky said...

These sandwiches look so good! No wonder your husband can't talk when eating these, because his mouth is full of wonderful dripping au jus, beef and soft bread. Another added benefit is that you can make them in the slow cooker!

Christine's Pantry said...

Sandwich looks great. I want one or two. :-)

Veronica Gantley said...

Looks great! Congrats on your new domain. Simple and delish! As always another great recipe to add.

Micha @ Cookin' Mimi said...

We love French dip style sandwiches and this one looks so good.

Erin said...

I saw this at the Tattertots & Jello link up party and had to check it out. I'm always looking for stuff to do with my crock pot and this looks super easy.

Julie said...

I've always loved French dip sandwiches, and I'll bet these are just wonderful. I love that they are done in the crock pot!

Stephanie Hillberry said...

I don't believe I've ever heard of a beef sandwich called "sexy" before, but I have to agree that it just fits when the sandwich is good! And these look fantastic. So good that I might have to make a trip to the grocery store. Thanks for sharing the recipe, and for sharing about it in such a witty and clever way:) A Fun read!

Warmly,
Stephanie from Deviantly Domesticated

Becky said...

I am not a great cook and I don't eat much meat but... This looks really yummy! My family is always asking for more beef. This recipe looks doable even for me. I can't wait to try this out for my family!

heather noye said...

Yum!!! looks great. i'm always looking for more crockpot recipes :)

The Cake Dish said...

I think sexy was the perfect word to use. I cannot wait to try these out this weekend. YUM!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

now this is making my mouth water. yum yum yum!

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com
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RobertsMom said...

I made this recipe this past weekend. Loved it and so did hubby. I did use a smaller roast since it was just for the 2 of us and we had plenty of leftovers. Thanks for sharing.

Gooseberry Patch said...

Just stopping by to say thank you so much for linking up to our Family Favorite Recipe Round-Up today! We'd love to include your recipe (and any other you'd like to share) in an upcoming Gooseberry Patch cookbook. When you have a moment, would you mind stopping by our website and sharing it with us there? Here's a link: http://bit.ly/GBPsharearecipe Add the code RRU-FF to the Special Code field and we'll keep an eye out for it. :) If it's selected for publication, we'll let you know, and you'll receive a free copy of the cookbook too! Thanks again for sharing on our blog today...we appreciate it!

K said...

And now I'm craving Phillies! I'd love it if you'd come link up this, and a few more recipes, to my contest/linky!

http://www.bigklittlea.com/2011/06/june-concours-dcusine.html

~K

Muriel Miller said...

Brandie I'm seriously thinking you need to write a cookbook! I LOVE all your recipes!

SJerZGirl said...

I've done something similar, except I let the meat cook until it falls apart and then I shred it. No slicing necessary and it's DELICIOUS!!!

Sandra said...

The best looking sandwich:)) Looks amazing, and finger licking..yumm!

Ashley said...

I made these last night, and they were a huge hit! I will be making these for a tailgate this fall!

Anonymous said...

I made these last night for my family, and they were so yummy! My husband LOVED them, and my 2 and 4 year olds devoured them!

Sandra said...

Hi, this is Sandra from TX, originally from AL. My husband David is the one who grew up in Roanoke, VA and and loved going down to the market on Saturdays. I still need to get with you about that Chow-Chow. :) I bought the ingredients for Crock Pot Beef Dips and am making it tomorrow. Can't wait!

Katy from Texas said...

I just made these sandwiches and they they are seriously delicious!! It was also super easy getting it all going this morning.

My grocery store didn't have a round steak so I used two top round roasts that totaled about 3.5 pounds.

Thanks for the recipe!!

spinningstars said...

How many servings does this recipe make?

The Country Cook said...

Spinningstars - I would say 4 servings. It depends on how high you pile it and if you use longer sub rolls..LOL. But you should be able to at least get 4 out of it. :)

RobinKay said...

I have been CRAVING french dip for a ridiculously looong time. We made these on Friday and now its all I think about. Saying they're good is like saying the Grand Canyon is deep. They were fabulous. And sooo simple. Thanks for makin me look good.

The Country Cook said...

Hi RobinKay!! Yay!! So happy to hear you love this one!!

Trina.H said...

My hubby left this on the counter with the ingredients (subtle hint)... I made this and it was a hit.

The Country Cook said...

Trina..hahaha, yes that was VERY subtle! Love it! So happy y'all really liked this one. thank you so much for letting me know!

Toni said...

I have this in my crock now......hope it is as good as it looks!!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! I'm new to the crock pot...Can I cook it on high for a shorter cook time?

Jacquie said...

I made these last night and they were awesome. The meat is so tender and the taste is out of this world! For dinner tonight, I reheated the leftover meat and juices, added another container of beef stock, a little more au jus and another packet of onion soup mix, let it cook for about an hour and then thickened it for gravy over mashed potatoes. The husband was in heaven!

Anonymous said...

Can this be cooked on low for 4 hours? I forgot to put it in earlier and my hubby is chomping at the bit to have these tonight!!

Anonymous said...

Can this be done in a shorter amount of time? 4-6 hours?
Thanks :)

The Country Cook said...

Anonymous, the thing about this meat is it needs time to get tender. The longer it cooks, the more tender it gets. Now, you could certainly cook it for a shorter period of time and it will get done. But you may not get that butter-y tenderness that you would get if you let it hang out and cook all day. I hope that helps! ~Brandie

Anonymous said...

Made this today and it was amazing! My son is a connoisseur of steak sandwiches and he said that he loved it! I will admit that when I removed the roast at the eight hour mark to cut it into slices, I became extremely concerned that it was going to be dry from the looks of things. However, after I put the sliced meat back into the Crock Pot for the hour, it was incredibly moist and tender. I don't mean to tell you your business (Lord knows that I can't even handle my own business LOL), but you might want to consider noting in the recipe that it looks dry after the eight hour mark and assure people that that's not the case, so that they don't freak out. lol Please don't think that I'm critiquing you, your site, or your recipes. I am impressed with every one of those things, so keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

My daughter-in-law makes this but adds peppercini peppers and juice to it while it is cooking. Amount depends on how much heat you like. Really yummy!!

Theresa D said...

I'm having trouble with the meat being dry. It didn't happen the first time that I made it, but it did the second and now the third. (My son says that he doesn't think that it's dry and he has asked for this often since the first time that I made it about four weeks ago. LOL) I don't know if I'm doing something wrong. This time I initially cooked the meat for seven hours instead of eight, thinking that maybe I was overcooking it. Of course, now that I'm reading your response to Anonymous (March 6, 2013), I see that this might have been a mistake because the length of time makes it more tender. In my infinite wisdom I thought that the shorter time would help. LOL I am by no means a whiz in the kitchen as I'm sure you can tell. *gah* I also wonder if I'm slicing the meat thinly enough, but I have a medical condition that renders my right arm useless a great deal of the time, so maybe the pain from that is getting in the way of the thinness of the slices. Pulling it apart isn't an option for me, because Like others have said, my son is an expert on steak/beef sandwiches and he doesn't like them that way. lol Can you please let me know if I'm correct in thinking that you're saying that my cutting an hour off might make it dry and how thin the slices should be? I am truly at a loss the minute that I step up to the oven/slow cooker. ;-) (Just to let you know, I had promised my son that I would make these this week and it's Friday and I hadn't done it yet...it is now almost midnight and I have thirty more minutes before it's done. Yes, I'm making it to be finished around midnight AND my son (he's 20 by the way) asked if he could have a sandwich when it's done. Sure, go ahead!). My son *seriously* wants these. :-) Also, because it's midnight, I intended to put it in a container and put it in the fridge until tomorrow and you write that it should be eaten right away (I think that's what you meant anyway), so I was wondering if storing it in the fridge was okay. I really apologize that I'm asking so many questions that are most likely elementary, but I really am not talented when it comes to making new things. :-P

Anonymous said...

These were awesome! I had no idea something like this could be so easy. The leftovers were great too! This one is a keeper.