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French Dip Sandwiches

 

 

Oven 325 F

Serves 16

1 (4-5 lb) Eye of Round beef roast

One day before serving:

Place the roast in a shallow roasting pan, fat side up. Cover generously with coarsely ground pepper. Insert a meat thermometer. Roast at 375 F to your preference. (I suggest 1 ½ hours for medium to medium well, 160 F to 165 F on meat thermometer.) Remove the roast from the oven and set aside to cool. Wrap the beef in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Be sure to reserve the pan drippings for the au jus.

 

Pan drippings from roast beef

1 can beef broth

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

Salt to taste

Pour the broth into the roasting pan and scrape the drippings. Transfer to a large saucepan. Add the onion and garlic. Refrigerate the au jus overnight.

 

 

A few hours before serving, remove the roast from the fridge. It is easier to slice thin if kept very cold. Trim any fat and slice crosswise into very thin medallions (1/8” thick). Grease the bottom and sides of a large casserole dish or crock pot. Cover the bottom of the dish with BBQ sauce. Layer the meat and sauce. Bake covered for 1 ½ hours at 325 F or 4 hours on high in the crock pot.

 

Hoagie Buns

or

Kimmelwick Buns

 

Serve on a bun. Leftover beef will freeze well.

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