Friday, November 16, 2012

Crockpot Philly Cheesesteak (French Dip)

it's the moment you've all been waiting for!  the grand finale of crockpot week:  philly cheesesteak french dip sandwiches.  this is my all time favorite crockpot recipe.  it is so good.  so when i decided that it was going to be crockpot week, this is the first recipe i added to the list.  after spending the day in the crockpot, the meat is melt-in-your-mouth tender and the flavors are beyond words.  this recipe is for french dip, but i decided to up the ante a little this time and make it into my version of a cheesesteak sandwich.  either way you decide to try it, you won't regret it.

Crockpot Philly Cheesesteak (French Dip)
3 lbs Beef Round Roast
2 c Beef Broth
1 pk. Onion Soup Mix (Lipton)
1 Large Onion
1/2 c Red Wine
Seasonings to taste: Garlic Salt, Pepper, Seasoning Salt
1 green bell pepper, sliced
Rolls or Baguettes
Swiss or Provolone Cheese
Season and brown the roast.  Combine the broth, wine and the onion soup mix.  Slice Onion and place in the bottom of the crockpot.  Lay the roast on top of the onions.  Pour the broth/wine/soup mix over roast.
Cook on low 8-10 hours.  Saute sliced peppers in olive oil.  Place shredded beef on roll, top with peppers and onions and cheese, broil until cheese it bubbly and melted and bread is slightly toasted.

the original recipe indicates that the red wine is optional, but i highly recommend it.  usually i use a cabernet sauvignon in this recipe, but this time around i had a bottle of pinot noir needing to be used. 

it adds a depth of flavor, and all the alcohol cooks out, if you're worried about that.  but if you're not worried about that, you should totally have a glass of the red wine you used with the meal.  it is the perfect pairing and completes the meal. 

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