Volia! French Dip Sandwiches

Weekend lunches at the Ranting Chef’s house are often a quick affair. I generally try to make something for us all, but there is often a focus on speed of preparation and simplicity. I was scanning my recipe collection to make the weekly menu and saw French Dip sandwiches.

OK. Easy. Buy some deli roast beef and either a packet of au jus or make some quickly with beef broth and voila! After committing my mind (and stomach) to wanting French dip sandwiches, I noticed this was the long version – good, but long.

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The meat is so savory and the carmelized onions just put the taste through the roof.

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Not very many ingredients.

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I had to start this right after breakfast in order for it be done in time for lunch.

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Heating up the au jus.

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I decided to slice the beef a little thicker than you would expect, but still relatively thin slices.

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It was just awesome.

French Dip Sandwich

Prep Time: 15m | Cook Time: 8hr 15m | Makes: 4


  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef brisket, trimmed
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 5 ounces mixed greens (about 6 cups)
  • 1 large baguette—cut into 4 pieces, split horizontally, and lightly toasted


1. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the broth, onion, garlic, Worcestershire, and flour. Season the brisket with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and place in the slow cooker. Cover and cook until very tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours (this will shorten total recipe time).

2. Ten minutes before serving, transfer the brisket to a cutting board and thinly slice against the grain. Strain the cooking liquid into a small saucepan and reserve the onions. Boil the cooking liquid until reduced to 1½ cups, 5 to 7 minutes.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add the greens and toss to combine.

4. Dividing evenly, form sandwiches with the baguette, brisket, and reserved onions. Serve with the cooking liquid, for dipping, and the salad.

Nutritional Info:

Calories 680 Fat 25g Sat Fat 6g Cholesterol 106mg Sodium 1,248mg Protein 50g Carbohydrate 61g Sugar 7g Fiber 4g Iron 8mg Calcium 74mg

Source: http://www.realsimple.com/m/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/french-dip-sandwich-00100000091794/index.html?xid=dailyrecnews-12-19-2012

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Categories: Beef, French, kosher, Lunch2, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Author:The Ranting Chef

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