Zee Slow Cooked French Dip

The Sparkle Kitchen sparkled just a little bit more than usual yesterday when I found out that I got a grade I can be very proud of on my recent final! You may celebrate with champagne or new shoes, but this little MBA-er chooses to reward herself with a warm, low maintenance dinner. And that, my friends, means that I have to re-hash my love-hate relationship with the Crock Pot. 

My French dip is simple without any of the frilly, foodie extras I am prone to include. It’s a cut-it-up and pop-it-in-the-crock-pot recipe that you’ll be so glad to come home to – which means it’s the perfect night for a no company, dinner on the couch, paper towels instead of napkins date with your favorite movie. 

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

You will need: 
  • 1 1/2 lb. eye of round steak, cut into large chunks
  • 2 green bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ground horseradish
  • 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Cajun spice blend
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 cups beef consomme 
  • 1 tsp. each ground sea salt, pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes
To serve: 
  • 4-6 large white French rolls (sliced and toasted right before enjoying!)
  • 6-8 slices provolone
  • Are you ready for the easiest recipe ever? Add these ingredients to your slow cooker before you leave for work in the morning. Turn it on low. If you can, come home at lunch and stir, or do so right after work EVEN BEFORE you check your DVR). 
  • After 8 hours on low, you’ll have plenty of meat to make a fantastic, easy sandwich and a ton of flavorful sauce in which to dip said sandwich. It will look like this:

  • Note: make sure to toast your bread quite well prior to serving and also to melt the provolone onto the bread before adding the meat. The crunchiness makes the sauce much more relevant.
If you recall, in my last post I mentioned how sleepy my dogs have been with the new house in the works. This photo provides tangible proof: my dog picked sleep over a ton of meat! Who is this guy?! 

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