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.