If this slow cooker french dip sandwich filled with beef, melted cheese, caramelized onions and a beef broth to dip in sounds appealing, you NEED to make these!
For The Beef:
3 to 4lbbeef round roast(trimmed)
1tbspfresh rosemary(or 1 tsp dry)
1tbspfresh thyme(or 1 tsp dry)
1/2tspground black pepper
2 to 314.5 oz cans Swanson's low-sodium beef broth
1/2large onion(cut into chunks)
For the Caramelized Onions (makes about 1 cup):
1/2tablespoonextra-virgin olive oil
3large onions(thinly sliced)
For the Peppers (makes about 2 cups):
1large red bell pepper(cored, seeded and sliced into strips)
1large green bell pepper(cored, seeded and sliced into strips)
For the Sandwich:
Sargento Reduced Fat Provolone or Mozzarella Slices
whole wheat baguettes or rolls(cut into 2 oz pieces)
In a small bowl mix garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Rub the spice mixture onto all sides of the roast, then place in the slow cooker. Pour the broth into the side of the roast then top with onions.
Add the Worcestershire sauce, peppercorns and bay leaf to the broth.
Cover and cook on low until the meat flakes apart easily with a fork, about 9 to 12 hours, depending on the size of your roast.
An hour before the meat is done, prepare the onions and peppers.
In a large nonstick skillet heat the oil over medium heat.
Add the onions and salt and cook until golden, stirring often, reducing heat as needed if the onions are burning or browning too quickly, about 30 to 35 minutes. Add 1 tbsp to the pan if it becomes too dry. The onions should turn golden and the flavor should be sweet.
Transfer to a serving bowl, then add the peppers to the skillet and cook stirring often until soft, 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove the meat from the slow cooker to a cutting board and shred with a fork or slice with a knife.
Strain the broth through a fine sieve then place in a gravy separator to remove any fat. Pour 1/4 cup broth into each small ramekin.
Preheat the oven to broil. Split the bread open and top with 2 ounces of beef. Top with onions, peppers and cheese and broil until the cheese melts. Place on a plate with broth for dipping.
Nutrition based on: 2 oz whole wheat baguette, 2 oz cooked beef round, 1/4 cup beef broth, 1 slice cheese, onions & peppers.