February 17, 2015

Wanna Take a French Dip?! {Recipe Files}

Lately I've been on a big cooking kick and having a fun recipe linkup has helped me document some of the new meals we've been making at home. With it being so cold, I've been on the hunt for tasty but also clean crock pot recipes and last week we made one found on *this* pin. A tasty meal waiting for me when I get home from work? Yes, please!

There are a lot of tasty looking meals on the pin and I plan on making a few, but this time I grabbed the *Crock Pot Shredded French Dip* recipe. According to Meagan it's a super easy recipe [4 sloths on the laziness meter] and I have to agree with her, you don't need to put forth much effort to make this tasty meal.

4 lbs pot roast
32 oz low sodium beef broth (We didn't need a whole container)
7 cloves garlic, peeled (I did about 10)
1 onion, cut into quarters 
1 TBSP Italian Seasoning 
1 TBSP Ground Mustard (I'd omit this next time and add a different spice)
1 TBSP Pepper 4 rolls ( we completely omitted rolls since it was a fat day)

Step One: Place pot in your slow cooker. Next place garlic, onions and spices in the pot then pour beef broth over your concoction. Personally I don't think the mustard did much, so next time I plan to use dried rosemary or thyme.

Step Two: Turn crock pot on low for seven hours. When the time is up, your pot should look like this.

Step 3: Remove roast and place on cutting board.

Step 4: Using a fork [and a knife if you prefer] shred the roast into small pieces [this should be easy because the meat is so tender from cooking].

Step 5: We chose to not use rolls, so instead we put all of the au jus in a processor and blended everything together as a sauce. If we used rolls I would have kept the onions and garlic as add ons to my sandwich.

Step 6: Plate and enjoy

I really enjoyed this meal and look forward to trying it again with my own lil tweaks. I think it needs more salt overall and I'd season the meat after I shredded it on the cutting board, too. I hope you'll give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

Tonight I'm planing to make my SHROVE tuesday pancakes with *this recipe* I found via Kathy. I hope that y'all get your Shrove Tuesday on today and enjoy Phat Tuesday as well. Last chance to party until Easter, friends!

Linking up *here**here**here* and *here*.

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psdotcom. Today is my engagement anniversary and I know it's cheesy silly, but I can't help but give it a mention here on le blog. That night changed my life for the better and I'm so thankful to be married to the guy of my dreams.
Engagement of my dreams


Jen said...

YUM!!!! I am definitely going to make this.

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

I LOVE french dip, I have to try this recipe! YUM, looks geat girl!

Jessica The Pyreflies said...

Sounds yummy! happy engagement anniversary ;)


Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

This sounds so good. I love that you added extra garlic, I do the same to all recipes! You can never have too much garlic. Happy anniversary!

BLovedBoston said...

I love how tender the meat is, it seriously looks delicious!! And you should always always celebrate your engagement anniversary!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

A French Dip is one of my favorite sandwiches! I love how you skipped the bun to make it healthier, such a smart idea!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Julia said...

Awww, happy engagiversary!! :)

OMG, my mouth is watering looking at that pot roast, that looks amazing! And I love easy crock pot stuff!

Kathy@RealTalk said...

let me know what you think about the pancakes!! i'm still trying to tweak the recipe. let's share!!! :D

Courtney B said...

I'll say you've been on a major kick in the kitchen! You guys have been coming up with the with yummiest dinners! I seriously want to come over each night, ha!
This sounds delish!

Chelsea said...

That looks yummy!! I want to make this.. I love crock-pot meals

JumpingJE said...

Happy engagement anniversary beautiful lady!!! :)

Carly Blogs Here said...

I looove pot roast and am always looking for new ways to try it out so I will definitely consider this recipe next time! Your engagement looks so sweet!!

~Dawn~ said...

Yum Yum Yum....this looks amazing.

Kristen said...

anything in the crock pot is a winner in my book. happy engagement anniversary ;)

Emily said...

You know i love a good crock pot recipe!! Looks like it turned out amazing!

Rebecca Jo said...

Its posts like this that makes my husband remember when I would make meat dishes at home :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

Oh my, yum! This sounds amazing and perfect for the cold weather everyone is getting right now! And happy engagement-versary :) Love that picture!

Queen In Between said...

Yum...and aww...love that pic of you two!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Yum! This looks incredible... I have never attempted to make this, but indefinitely will now :)

Happy engagaversary!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

That engagement picture is adorable! How romantic!

Kay R. said...

It looks yummy! and I would have skipped the rolls too. Happy engagement anniversary!! :)

Christina said...

holy moly this looks good. like mouthwatering. i have been trying to use my slow cooker more and am always reminded how eeeeasy it is. and how much food it usually makes!