On Sundays if I am really on the ball, I like to throw something into the crockpot before I leave for church so that dinner is ready and waiting for us when we get home. We're usually starving by that time. I am much less inclined to munch on something I shouldn't if dinner is ready and waiting! I reckon I am not alone in that!
I have to say that the French Dip is one of my favourite hot sandwiches. I confess, I am not a real fan of Pulled Pork. I know that lots of people adore it. I am also not a real fan of chicken in the slow cooker. I know, once again . . . lots of people adore it. I do however like what the crock pot does to beef.
Some of the cheaper cuts of beef lend themselves beautifully to slow cooking . . . the recipe itself calls for a sirloin tip roast, but I used a brisket. I love the flavour of beef brisket, and this recipe renders it succulently moist and tender . . . fork tender.
The meat cooks for hours in a delicious au jus, which makes it beautifully flavourful and moist . . . and also creates the sauce for dipping. Can you say FABULOUS?
Fork tender beef, well flavoured, shredded . . . and piled onto a nice soft hoagie bun and then topped with a slice of Swiss cheese . . . the heat from the meat melting the cheese down into that tender succulent beef, but that's not all . . . dipped into that beautiful sauce and eaten . . . Sigh. Bliss. Pure Bliss. Especially when you are absolutely famished and can't wait to eat!
*French Dip Au Jus*Serves 12