A delicious twist on a French Dip sandwich! This crock pot recipe makes for an easy dinner night, and perfect party food!
4 pounds chuck roast, cut into large pieces
Garlic powder, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper (for seasoning the beef)
3 large yellow onions, sliced
6 sprigs fresh thyme
1 (12 oz.) can beer
1 1/2 cups bbq sauce (your favorite kind)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon beef base (I used Better Than Bouillon!)
1/2 cup beef broth
12 onion rolls or kaiser rolls
Provolone or mozzarella cheese slices (2 slices per sandwich)
Season the beef cubes generously with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Add the beef to a slow cooker along with the onions and thyme.
Combine the beer, BBQ sauce, worchestershire sauce, beef base and beef broth in a large bowl whisking to combine.
Pour the sauce over the beef cubes, cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Test a piece of beef to see if it shreds easily before you remove the beef from the slow cooker, then remove the beef and onions to a large bowl. Shred the beef using two forks or meat claws then cover with foil to keep warm.
Pour the juice into a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes until the sauce reduces and thickens slightly.
Add some of the juice to the shredded beef and onions, just enough to moisten the beef.
To serve, melt 2 slices of provolone cheese on the buns, one on each side of the bun. Add the beef and onions to the bottom of a roll and serve with extra sauce for dipping on the side.
*All slow cookers cook differently, test a piece of beef to see if it shreds easily. If it doesn’t just keep cooking until it easily pulls apart.
**If you want to make the sandwiches ahead of time, follow all directions up to adding the cheese to the buns. Don’t melt the cheese in the oven, instead just add the cheese to the buns then add the beef and onions. Wrap the sandwiches in foil and refrigerate until ready to cook. When ready, heat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the wrapped sandwiches on a sheet pan and bake for 30 minutes. Serve with warmed juice on the side.
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