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Monday, February 20, 2012

Meaty.... Monday!

Okay, gotta get myself back in meatless mode and blogging mode for that matter.  Sorry for the silence last week.  I am back though and  I have been meaty cooking rather than meatless.  I blame it on winter.  Todays recipe is one  of my new favorites.  Thank you "Our Best Bites"!   I recently made French Dip Sandwiches in the crockpot and they were so damn good!  This is a great meal to serve to company  for a casual gathering.  


Ingredients
1 2.5-3 lb. beef roast (you can use a frozen roast if you want)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper
2 1-ounce packages dry onion soup mix
2 c. water
2 cans beef broth
6-8 large buns (or more…6 would be VERY generous servings!)
Swiss, provolone, or mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced.



The "How To"...
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and rub roast with salt and pepper.

When very hot, carefully place roast in pan and sear on all sides. You're not cooking the meat, you're just browning it quickly on all sides to add flavor and seal in the juices.

Place in crockpot and sprinkle with onion soup mixes. Pour water and beef broth over roast.

Cook 8-10 hours on low or cook 4-5 hours on high and another 3-4 hours on low. It's hard to screw this part up; basically, the longer it cooks, the more tender it will be. But you know it's done when you pop a fork in it and the meat just falls apart. When meat is ready, shred with a fork.

Place meat in crusty rolls. Top with cheese and broil open-faced in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes, until bread is golden and cheese is melty.

Ladle juices into small cups for dipping and enjoy!



I will get you something meatless soon.... I hope.  Until next time....xoxo

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