Ridiculously Simple French Dip Sandwich
It’s been a while since I’ve cooked something in the slow cooker, so on a recent trip to the Bahamas, I thought that French Dip sandwiches would be a terrific meal. This recipe has only five ingredients and is so simple to make it’s almost embarrassing.
1. A 1.3 pound fresh brisket (not corned beef)
2. 1 package of onion soup mix
3. 14.5 ounce can of beef broth
4. Sliced Provolone cheese
5. French bread or mini-baguettes
Spray the inside of the crockpot with cooking spray. Trim off any excess fat from the brisket and place it in the bottom of the crockpot. In a separate bowl, whisk together the beef broth and onion soup mix and then pour over the brisket. Set the heat on the crockpot to low and cook for 8-10 hours.
Remove brisket from crockpot to a cutting board and slice thinly across the grain of the meat. Split the French bread or baguette and pile beef of the bottom half. Cover meat with the sliced Provolone. Butter the top half of the bread and then place sandwich, open-face, on a cookie sheet. Place on the second from top rack in a hot oven and broil for 30 seconds.
Ladle cooking liquid from crockpot into a ramekin, plate with sandwich. Incredibly good and enjoy. JW