French Onion Beef – Au Jus
3 to 4 pound beef roast; boneless rump, tip, or bottom round
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 package (1-1/4 ounces) dry onion soup mix
5 cups water
2 large sweet onions cut in 1/4 inch slices
1/4 cup butter
8 French rolls or 1 loaf French bread, sliced lengthwise and buttered
1 cup grated Swiss cheese
1. Lightly brown onion slices in butter. Combine soy sauce, garlic, onion soup
mix, onions and 5 cups water.
2. Place roast in 4-quart casserole or Dutch oven. Add soy sauce/onion mixture.
Cover tightly and bake 2-1/2 hours in a 325oF. oven or until beef is tender.
Remove roast and allow to rest 20 minutes before carving; keep broth hot.
3. Slice roast thinly across grain; return slices to liquid. Toast French rolls
or bread under broiler. To serve, place hot beef slices on top of bread;
sprinkle with grated cheese and broil until cheese is melted. Serve open-face
with meat juices poured over each sandwich or closed with a bowl of broth like
French Dip Sandwich.
Slow cooker directions: Place onions in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 quart slow cooker and top
with beef roast. Combine soy sauce, garlic, onion soup mix and 3 cups of water;
omit butter. Pour over roast and cook on High 5 hours or Low 8 hours. Finish
preparation as above.
Makes 8-10 Servings