So, I’m still stuck in a wheelchair for another month, and we have many dinners being brought to our house by friends and church family. On the weekends, I have my husband to help at dinnertime, so I’ve made a few things. The easiest thing I’ve made so far, and the most delicious, has been a slow cooker French dip roast, smothered in soft, sweet onions and swimming in a savory juice. Seriously, if I can put this together balancing on one leg, you can do it even faster on two.
For this recipe I used onions I got on sale for 33 cents a pound, and beef roast for $2.99 a pound. I cooked carrots I got for 33 cents a pound, and mashed potatoes. I forget how much I paid for the potatoes, but it’s me, so I’m sure I didn’t pay much. The carrots didn’t take much effort. When they went on sale I bought a bunch, blanched, and froze them. I cooked them in hot water until defrosted, drained them, and added salt, butter, and honey. Done. I think the main dish was even easier than the carrots. This would be a great dish for a busy night.
Slow Cooker Beef French Dip
Beef roast, 2 1/2-3 pounds
1 pack of au jus gravy mix
2 large onions
1/2 cup white wine or water
Bread to soak up the juice, or rolls
Slice onions and place at the bottom on the slow cooker. Place beef on top. Mix gravy mix and wine or water together, and pour over roast. Grind fresh pepper over roast. Cook for 8 hours, or until tender. Serve beef, onions, and gravy over bread, or in a toasted roll.