The absolute best thing about summer is that you can eat sandwiches for dinner! And this Tex-Mex Beef sandwich is so packed with flavor, you won’t even notice it’s not really a meal. At lease not one you need to use a knife and a fork for.
When I first saw this recipe for a slow-cooker Roast Beef Sandwich that was supposed to be “just like Arby’s” I was very skeptical. After all, the real key to Arby’s is that the meat is cut super thin. Unless you have an awesome meat slicing machine in your kitchen, chances are you aren’t going to get the millimeter thin ribbons of beef. That much I was certain, and in the end that much was true. We didn’t have Arby’s style roast beef sandwiches for dinner, but we did have an awesome chopped beef sandwich that rocked our worlds. While this isn’t exactly one of those throw it in the crock pot and forget about it suppers, a little tending isn’t much for a hot sandwich that is this delicious. You know me, once I realized we weren’t going to get that same thin sliced Arby’s sandwich from my slow cooker, I tweaked the final sauce just a bit and bam – it was awesome!
Yesterday was International Earth Day, and today is National Picnic Day. It was hard to pick a day to share this menu between the two, since having a picnic on Earth Day makes sense. Earth Day, Picnic Day. I went back and forth, but as an American, I had to go with Picnic Day. And let me tell you why.Continue reading “Celebrating National Picnic Day”
These delicious Roast Beef Sandwiches are similar to my French Dip Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches with a lot fewer ingredients. The fewer the ingredients; the less work. One thing that is a must with both recipes is the use of a chuck roast. These cuts shred the best and have the greatest flavor when slow-cooked all day.
Recently, I shared my Italian Pot Roast in a Beefy Red Wine Broth with you. Since it’s just Hubby, Kiddo and I, we have a tendency to have left overs from nearly every meal – especially roasts and stews. For the most part, these go into Tupperware containers and make for nice lunches or a clear-out-the-fridge smorgasbord dinner one night during the week.
Strange title, I know. But keep reading – it will make sense. I promise! This recipe was inspired by a recipe I found on allrecipes.com. It’s one of those awesome cooks itself recipes that we all love so much. Yep, I tweaked it a bit right out of the gate, and I am oh so glad I did.
Did you know that the French Dip Sandwich isn’t French? No surprise there. About the only thing French is the use of Au Jus. Strictly speaking, Au Jus is a French culinary term meaning “with juice”. It refers to meat dishes prepared or served together with a light gravy, or broth, made from the juices given off by the meat as it is cooked. Today we think of Au Jus as simply a beef juice served on the side of a sandwich, not necessarily coming from a particular hunk of beef as it cooks. Look in your local markets, and you can find premade Au Jus in jugs, cans, dried mixes – just about any form. Just heat if in a liquid form, or mix with liquid for the dry form before heating.