The Pinterest photo said “Meals for New Moms” and I knew immediately that it was a site for me. It has a nice list of meals that can be prepared/frozen for you to bring to new moms. Moms know those first few days/months with a newborn are hectic. The last things on our minds is food (at least for the rest of the family). That’s why I’m so happy that many folks bring food to new mommies. So here’s one recipe that I tried from the site:
French Dip Sandwiches
Source: Stick a Fork in it
1 medium yellow onion
3/4 cup beef broth/stock
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
Chuck roast (~3 pounds)
Salt and pepper to taste
6-8 sandwich rolls or French bread
6-8 slices of provolone or swiss cheese
- Slice the onion into ~1/4-inch rounds, and place in the bottom of the crockpot. Add the beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic. Salt and pepper both sides of the roast and place on top of the onions. Cook on low 6-7 hours until the beef is fall-apart tender.
- Transfer the roast to a cutting board and shred using two forks. Remove the onions and set aside. Strain the juice and remove as much fat as possible. Return the roast, juice, and onions to the crockpot for up to an hour before serving, turning the crockpot to the “keep warm” setting.
- Heat the broiler. Place the split sandwich rolls on a lined baking sheet and toast for 1 minute or just until the bread begins to brown. Remove the tops from the pan. Scoop the beef onto the bottom of the rolls and top with cheese. Return to the oven just until cheese is melted. Top with sandwich halves and serve with small bowls of jus.
Conclusion: So I thought the French Dip Sanwiches I made awhile ago were good. Well, this was fabulous. I had a hard time not chowing down on the roast while I was shredding it. The au jus sauce had such a unique taste that was just perfect for dipping. Make sure you do wait the full 7 hours before shredding the roast. I tried to do it at the 6 hour mark and it was still a bit tough (still tasted great though). Broiling/toasting the bread is also a great idea! It holds the sandwich together much better. My husband loved it, I loved it and even Claire enjoyed it. She kept saying “mmmmmmm” every time she took a piece. Great recipe!