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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What's For Dinner Tonight ?

Hello ladies! I am participating in a Tuesday blog Link up called {Titus 2} sdays. A blog empowering wives to joyfully serve. Well girls, wondering what to make for dinner tonight? Tired of the same old routine? Today, I would like to share with you a great recipe your whole family will love! It's simple and best of all the slow cooker does most of the work! Tonight, I am making this for my husband. It is one of his favorite meals! :) I first received this recipe from a friend (and then as I do with most of my recipes,I changed a few ingredients here and there to make it my own). Feel free to do the same.

Slow Cooker Au Jul Cheesy Beef French Dip Sandwich

Prep Time: 5- 10 min
Cook Time: 7 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 6 to 8


. 2 to 3 Pounds Beef Skirt Steak
. 2 Cans Beef Broth
.1 package of Onion Soup Mix ( I prefer Mrs. Grass or Lipton)
. Optional but really good! 1 12 Ounce Bottle Fluid Beer (Your Choice)
. 1 onion
. Salt and Pepper to season
. 1 beef bullion cube ( 2 for more meat)
. 1 to 2 loafs of french bread. ( 1 will feed 4 and 2 will feed 8)
. Cheese of your choice ( I prefer pepper jack and mozzarella)
. 1 Crock-Pot

Preparation Instructions

1. Season the meat on both sides. I prefer to use garlic salt and pepper.

2. Place the meat in a Crock-Pot

3. Pour in beef broth ( for sure one can possibly both depending on the size of your crock pot and the amount of beef)

4. Mix in onion soup packet.

5. Pour in the bottle of beer all over the meat. (Tip: The darker and richer the beer, the better tasting au jus.)

6. Place the bullion cube on either side of the meat.

7. slice onion and place the individual slices all around the meat.

8. Cover the crock-pot and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.

9.Once the cooking time has passed, take out the meat, slice or shred the meat. ( It will be very tender and falling apart).

10. Now prepare your sandwich: I suggest using a loaf of french bread. I slice the loaf in half. I then begin to place my shredded meat on one side of the bread. Next I layer pepper jack cheese over the meat, and finally I place the sliced onions on top of the pepper jack cheese.
Next, I take the other side of the bread and place the mozzarella cheese on it.
Finally, assemble the two halves of bread like a sandwich,
( meat side usually on the bottom for stability)

I then take the sandwich, wrap it in foil and bake for 10 min in the oven, to make it nice and CHEESY!!!!
Remove from oven, slice up and serve with a bowl of the left over juice in the crock-pot. This is called the au jus and it is the Pierre de-resistance!!!!!!

I'm anxious to hear your thoughts, let me know how yours turns out!! :)

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Kathryn said...

Oooh this looks so good! And simple too. I love Crockpot meals. Thank your military man for his service! And thank you for yours too!

Anonymous said...

I tried these and forgot to tell you!
I am not a beef eater. I made an exception.
The meat was so tender and juicy, and the seasoning MELTED in my mouth:)
Thanks for the recipe! I am so glad you posted it! MOM

Patti Kennedy said...

Sounds delicious! What does the oven need to be at to bake? 350? Can't wait to give this recipe a try!

Planned to a T Events said...

This is going on this week's menu!! What a great way to feed a bunch of hungry guys.

Rich and Sarah Christensen said...

I know you will all love this recipe! Patti, thank you. Yes heat the oven to 350 for about 5 to 10 min. Just enough to melt the cheese! Happy Eatings!!! :)