Meatful Monday – Slow Cooker French Dips

I am not in danger of being called a health food junkie. In fact, I am a pretty picky eater. I used to be able to honestly say that I NEVER ate anything that was naturally green (M&Ms don’t count, right?). I am getting better but the only green food that I can honestly say that I love is scallions and really how many scallions can you realistically eat? I am proud to say that I have added spinach, peas and celery on a regular basis to my diet but I still struggle with things like green beans, asparagus and broccoli (OMG the smell!).

My son, T3, thankfully got his palate from my Humbly. Just yesterday I steamed him up a big bowl of broccoli and he ate it all with just a touch of butter. It is a good thing that he likes his veggies too because at 15 years old he is an eating machine and veggies are cheaper than meat.

And speaking of meat… drumroll please.

Awesome Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches! My Humbly says he would put these sandwiches up against all others and it is SO EASY!

Just get yourself a big hunk of beef, whatever kind floats your boat, in fact the cheaper the better because after cooking the heck out of it the meat is as tender as any expensive cut. Put your meat in your slow cooker, no need to sear or season.

Then mix 1 pkg Italian Dressing mix


One packet Au Jus gravy mix


Two beef bouillon cubes


And 2 3/4 cups of water


Mix it all up in a bowl and dump it on the meat. Cook on low for at least 8 hours and ta-da!


Lots and lots of wonderful meat! That is my Humbly shredding it up for me. Then, make your sandwiches.


We made ours with Swiss and purple onions. Then we popped them into the oven for just a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.

IMG_1015Dish up your au jus for the dipping part of the French Dip and some home made fries and sweet peppers to round off the meal. I used the leftover meat to make Oven Baked Chimichangas, stay tuned for the recipe soon.


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One thought on “Meatful Monday – Slow Cooker French Dips”

  1. If Jeff Mauro (The Sandwich King) ever visited our house, I would serve him these, and he would bow before me!

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