Bren’s Crockpot French Dip


● 1 lean roast ; all fat removed

● 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

● 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

● 1 (14 oz.) can beef broth

● 1 envelope dry French onion soup mix

● 1 bottle of beer

● 3 cups water

● 12 slices Mozzarella cheese

● 6 hoagie rolls or French buns


Trim all fat from roast. Season with garlic powder & pepper. Place trimmed roast in crockpot on high. In large saucepan, combine beef broth, dry French onion soup mix,beer, and water; bring to a boil. Pour over roast in crockpot and cook for 7 hours.

Remove roast to a platter and slice thin slices with an electric knife. Place open hoagie rolls on a baking sheet covered with foil. Place 2 slices of mozzarella cheese on each roll (two half slices on each side of the roll). Place under oven broiler for 1-2 minutes (make sure rack is not to close to broiler element). Remove from oven & place sliced beef over melted cheese.

Strain Au jus broth from crockpot and place in 6 small serving bowls to dip. Add a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper to au jus just before serving.

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