Making food in a slow cooker (aka crockpot) is supposed to be quick and easy. While some slow cooker recipes are great, the prep can be too much. This slow cooker french dip sandwich recipe is perfect for the working parent, and has absolutely NO prep. I should also mention that it is amazing, and my 2.5 year old crushed her sandwich. If you are a parent of a toddler, you know how exciting that is!
To get started with this slow cooker french dip sandwich recipe, I highly recommend going to Costco to get your beef. No this is not sponsored! Costco usually has a great selection of meat, with a good amount, for a reasonable price. Whenever I’m cooking with red meat, I’m very particular. I don’t want a crazy amount of fat, I want most of it to be trimmed, and I want it to be the exact cut I’m looking to use. Any variations of those can greatly change the taste and texture of the recipe! I highly suggest using chuck roast for this recipe, and to lay it flat on the bottom of the crockpot.
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In order to make the Au Jus, cup or ladle out juice from crockpot. Transfer it to a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce it to a simmer, and let reduce halfway (about 10 minutes).
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