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Elizabeth’s Easy French Dip

The easiest favorite dinner, from #ordinaryextraordinarydinners

My middle son’s favorite meal is French Dip. So when my friend Elizabeth sent me her quick-and-easy recipe, I knew I had to save it!

Besides, it’s beef. Need I say more?

Here’s Elizabeth’s own simple version. I’ve included a recipe card below, so you can save this one and make it any time!

elizabethfrenchdippinI am rejoicing up here in Iowa over the news of a beef sale, also. I am planning to prepare my family’s all-time favorite beef recipe that a friend gave me several years ago: French Dips. It is SO good and SO easy. It is simply a roast plopped in the crock pot with a packet of dry Italian salad dressing sprinkled on top, then covered with one quart of beef broth. Cook on low all night for Sunday dinner or all day for an evening dinner. Serve on hard rolls and dip in au jus. Or serve the meat without the rolls and thicken the broth if desired. I’m on a low-carb diet, so I just eat the meat plain while my family eats the rolls. I often make the leftovers into soup by adding onions and rice, or thicken the broth and serve over mashed potatoes. Yum!

Elizabeth's Easy French Dip

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: super easy
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  • 3 lb beef roast
  • one package dry Italian dressing mix (gluten free version here)
  • 1 quart beef broth
  • Optional: crusty rolls or gluten-free chiabatta
  • Optional: corn starch to thicken

Place beef roast in slow cooker and top with dry dressing mix and beef broth. Cover and cook overnight or for 8 hours on low.

Take roast out of slow cooker and let sit for ten minutes before slicing. Serve beef in sandwich rolls with sauce on the side for dipping, or thicken sauce and serve as gravy over beef and mashed potatoes.

Use leftovers for soup with onions and rice.

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