Friday, May 4, 2012

French Onion Roast Beef with Au Jus

 The theme of this recipe swap was "Bloggers Choice".  Bloggers Choice is where you are assigned someone else's blog and you get to make whatever you want to from that blog.  It allows for a lot more freedom, and it is actually a lot of fun sifting through someone's blog to find recipes that you want.

For this swap, I actually received Eva Bakes (which is the blog I got for the first "Bloggers Choice" swap).  She has an awesome baking blog, so you should head and check out her site.  I guess there were a couple of people that got the same blog as the first time, so in the end, I had DeLish's blog.  The only thing I learned about her is that she lives in New Jersey (which is where I'm moving to in a few months) and that she has a ton of amazing sounding food on her blog.

I have recently been craving a few things, but didn't have recipes for them, and when perusing her blog, I found what I was looking for and even more. We recently packed up our pressure cooker to move, but I was craving French Dips, so I was ecstatic when I ran across a crockpot version...because I kept our crockpot from being banished to the storage shed.
French Onion Roast Beef with Aus Jus
slightly adapted from DeLish
2.5 lb. bottom round beef roast
salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons oregano
1 medium onion, sliced
1 tablespoons fresh parsley
Powder only from a package of Onion Soup Mix
2 cups water
32 ounces beef broth
6 large buns OR French crusty bread
Your favorite cheese (provolone, mozzarella or cheddar)

1) Place the meat in the slow-cooker and cover it with salt and pepper, and garlic and oregano. Add the onion slices, parsley, soup powder, water & broth.
2) Set on LOW for 8-10 hours. Shred the meat into it's own juices.  Layer your choice of cheese onto the bread, then top with meat.  Serve with a little bowl of the jus on the side.

The French Dip recipe that we have doesn't have any onions in it, and my husband loved that aspect of these sandwiches.  I only used one medium onion, instead of two just because it seemed like the right amount when I was putting everything together. I thought these were very flavorful and made for a great low-maintenance meal.


  1. Hi Jenna!! Glad you enjoyed these...
    Where in NJ are you moving? And what would you like to know about me :)? Lishie

  2. We're moving to McGuire, AFB in July. I'm not sure what type of information I was looking for in your blog about you, just something fun to post from your profile that I learned about you while visiting.

  3. These look delicious! And, the slow cooker does all the work -- even better!

  4. This sounds awesome! I love a good french dip and may have to try this soon!

  5. YUM! I love French Dip sandwiches. These look great.

    Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!