Bren’s Crockpot French Dip
● 1 lean roast ; all fat removed
● 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
● 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
● 1 (14 oz.) can beef broth
● 1 envelope dry French onion soup mix
● 1 bottle of beer
● 3 cups water
● 12 slices Mozzarella cheese
● 6 hoagie rolls or French buns
Trim all fat from roast. Season with garlic powder & pepper. Place trimmed roast in crockpot on high. In large saucepan, combine beef broth, dry French onion soup mix,beer, and water; bring to a boil. Pour over roast in crockpot and cook for 7 hours.
Remove roast to a platter and slice thin slices with an electric knife. Place open hoagie rolls on a baking sheet covered with foil. Place 2 slices of mozzarella cheese on each roll (two half slices on each side of the roll). Place under oven broiler for 1-2 minutes (make sure rack is not to close to broiler element). Remove from oven & place sliced beef over melted cheese.
Strain Au jus broth from crockpot and place in 6 small serving bowls to dip. Add a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper to au jus just before serving.