French Onion Dip Sandwiches Crock Pot Style
**Crock-Pot/Slow Cooker with Slow Cooker Liner
*3 to 5 pounds Eye Round or Chuck Roast
*4 cups Beef Broth or Stock
*1-2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
*2-4 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
*2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
*1/4 teaspoon Ground Oregano
*1/4 teaspoon Thyme Leaves, slightly crushed
*1/8 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, optional for extra heat
*2 (1 ounce) Packets Onion Soup Mix or use below Homemade Onion Mix
*Top roast with 1/8 teaspoon Kosher Salt
*If using a frozen roast, layer in crock pot the above ingredients and cook on low or high 6 to 8 hours or until meat is tender (If worried about safety thaw before cooking). Slice against the grain or shred as desired.
*If using fresh roast. Pat dry the roast with paper towels and rub on the rub seasoning onto the roast. Place the roast into a large heated cast iron skillet, heated on medium high heat with 2 tablespoons butter and 2 to 4 tablespoons extra light olive oil. Sear the rub seasoned roast 3 to 4 minutes per side. (Use splatter guard to protect you from hot spatters.) Cook in crock pot 4-6 hours on high. 6-8 hours on low or until meat is tender. Slice against grain or shred as desired.
*1 tablespoon Kosher Salt, less if you use table salt
*1-2 tablespoons Fresh Ground Black Pepper, or to taste I like Black Pepper
*1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Ground Oregano
*1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Thyme Leaves , slightly ground
Rub on your fresh roast, USE ONLY if searing roast before cooking in crock pot.
Homemade Onion Mix or Onion Soup Mix
*1/4 cup Dried minced Onions
*1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
*1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon Celery Seed
*1/2 teaspoon Parsley Flakes
*1/2 teaspoon Paprika
*1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
**2 tablespoons Beef Bouillon, ADD THIS ONLY if you want to turn this recipe into Onion Soup Mix, because the above recipe has the beef broth/stock already added.
Recipe adapted from All Recipes Dry Onion Soup Mix
Caramelized Onions (Topping)
*3 Large Yellow Onions, Cut into Strips/Julienne cut
*4 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, more as needed
*1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
*1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar, add after onions have Caramelized
On medium-low heat in a Stainless Skillet, heat the oil and add the onions and let cook for 3 minutes without stirring. Then continue sautéing/cooking onions stirring occasionally as needed. This process can take up to 30 minutes. When onions start caramelizing watch them carefully, stirring make sure not to burn the onions. When onions are Caramelized add the Balsamic vinegar to help remove brown bits from the bottom of pan.
Sliced Cheese: Your choice Swiss, Provolone, Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack and etc….
Use Juices drained from the cooked meat or Make Auju Sauce by using Auji packets and make according to directions on the package.
Use Baguettes for sandwiches or your favorite firm rolls for dipping.
Butter and toast baguettes/rolls (slice rolls if unsliced and then buttered and then toast each sliced half in oven until golden brown.). Add the meat to the roll and top with caramelized onions and your favorite cheese (Swiss, Provolone Pepper Jack etc..) if desired.