4 Ingredient Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

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This is my husband’s favorite dinner, and it couldn’t be any easier to make.  Just throw four ingredients (unless you add the optional mushrooms, then it’s 5) into your slow cooker in the morning, let them cook all day while you’re at work, and your delectable meal will be waiting when you walk in the door at night!

I have used several different cuts of beef roast for this and they all work just fine.  To make this as healthy as possible, I buy whole grain bread for the sandwiches.  I also wait for sales on grass-fed beef roasts and buy a couple at a time since grass-fed beef has more omega-3 fats and is widely regarded as healthier than grain-fed beef.  I usually serve these sandwiches with a green salad of some kind.  We love the bagged kale salads with the dressings and toppings provided- they are so convenient and always taste great 🙂

I usually buy a package of sliced baby bella mushrooms to throw in the slow cooker with everything else.  If you don’t like mushrooms or don’t want to add them, leave them out.  I love mushrooms and I think they are a nice addition to the mix.  Plus, mushrooms are very nutritious!  They are a good source of B vitamins, selenium, antioxidants, and may even fight cancer.  You can read more about their nutritional value here: http://m.mushroominfo.com/benefits/

 

4 Ingredient Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

  • 1- 2 lb beef roast
  • 1 packet Lipton onion soup mix
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 1- 8 oz package sliced baby bella mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 loaf hearty whole grain bread, for serving

Place beef roast, onion soup mix, broth, black pepper, and mushrooms in slow cooker.  Turn heat to low and cook for 9 hours or until roast is cooked through and meat pulls apart easily.  Shred beef in slow cooker using two forks.  To serve, use slotted spoon to separate beef from au jus and pile onto sliced bread for sandwiches.  Serve with a cup or bowl of hot au jus on the side for dipping.

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