This recipe is SO easy. It only requires 4 ingredients, minus the bun. So, to all my fellow mothers out there, you can't pass this one by, as it is another set and forget meal. As I'm typing this, I can't wait to have a leftover sandwich for my lunch today!
French Dip Sandwiches w/ Au Jus
1 beef roast
1 bottle beer (I used Samuel Adam's Boston Lager)
3 T. minced garlic
Lawry's Seasoning Salt
*For you gluten intolerant folks, just buy gluten free beer (use one and drink the rest), or use beef stock, but I do find the great flavor comes from the BEER*
Rub Lawry's generously over entire roast. Place frozen roast (yes, I said frozen!) in crock pot. Smear on garlic and pour in beer. Set crock pot to low and let cook for 6-8 hours. About 2 hours before you eat, I usually flip the roast over, so the other half can soak up all the juices, at which point it's so tender it falls apart anyway!
When ready to eat, take two forks and shred meat and let it sit in the au jus. Serve on a bun, with a side of au jus for dipping. And yes, that is ketchup on my bun as well.....sorry I just can't go without it!
Cooking Tip: Always ask your husband WHICH beer you should use in this recipe. I guess I was supposed to use his cheap beer. Honestly though, I really think the dark lager beer made this taste perfect.
Do you use any recipes that require beer?
I love a good beer, especially an ice cold one in a frosty mug.
So when I don't drink it, I cook with it.