Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches Tutorial (FREEZER MEAL)

Another easy freezer meal! I'll be writing the steps out like you would do it if you were preparing it for your freezer. If you are planning to cook this right away, just put the ingredients in the crockpot and hit GO! And assemble the sandwiches from there.


Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Ingredients

3-4lb beef roast
1/2 cup red wine
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 Tbs rosemary (I used fresh)
10 whole black peppercorns
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 beef bouillon cubes
1 bay leaf
Smoked Provolone cheese slices
Horseradish sauce
Good quality buns

1) Combine raw beef roast (cut in half), wine, garlic, rosemary, pepper, soy sauce, bouillon cubes, a bay leaf in a labeled Ziploc bag, freeze.
2) The night before you want to cook it, take it out of the freezer, and let thaw in the fridge.
3) The next morning, pour the roast and liquid into your slow-cooker. (It's okay if it's still partially frozen, it'll cook slowly and thaw while it does). Add four cups of water to it. Turn to high for 1 hour, then turn to low and cook for 8-10 hours.
4) Once the meat is done, take out the roast  and shred with two forks. Season the liquid in the slow-cooker with salt to taste.
5) To assemble: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Place the bun slices on a baking sheet, add one slice of smoked provolone to each half. Spread a teaspoon of horseradish sauce on one half.


Stack the shredded beef on the half with horseradish sauce.


Top with other bun half. Press down gently. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes until cheese is melted and bread is crunchy on top.

6) Serve with the cooking liquid for dipping.

7 comments:

Judy said...

The roast beef recipe sounds delicious - definitely something I could adapt to my low-carb diet (sans buns ;o)

Anonymous said...

what cut of beef is best?

The Virtuous Wife said...

Anonymous- I always just choose a nice beef chuck roast.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! It was fantastic and so easy. It was the first of yours that I tried and my family loved it! I'm sure I will be trying all but the cheesey fried chicken breats are next! Thanks again for sharing all you do...it is greatly appreciated!
Margaret

Neodesha Hendley said...

So we put it in the freezer after following the steps listed above?

The Virtuous Wife said...

Follow step one for freezing. You put the raw beef and ingredients listed in a Ziploc bag and then freeze. The other steps are for reheating it.

Momobug said...

This recipe is AMAZING!! Everyone at the meal - that's three men, myself (the mom) and 8 year old daughter - loved it. Amanda, you do a wonderful job. Thank you!