French Dip sandwiches are a crowd-pleasing classic dish that I’ve never tried before because I’ve always thought it would be hard to find “good bread” (part of what makes it so delicious!) TRUE. Sadly, most of the bread in the supermarket is full of unwanted additives, even if it looks like they’re making it right there in the store (hint: they’re just baking ready-made doughs in the store, not actually DOING THERE).
But thanks aa local bakery here in South Charlotte, who very easily said yes to my special order request for whole wheat baguettes, we enjoyed this super easy and SUPER DELICIOUS meal! Hey, it never hurts to ask. 🙂
The best part is, I bought two baguettes for this meal and even got two extra for our freezer! Bread freezes very well, and one thing I learned when we first cut up processed food is to consider buying an extra freezer for when you work hard to find or prepare the good stuff (i.e. cultured meat. locally at the farmers market, from scratch bread, homemade soups, etc). This makes eating real food a lot easier and you can read more in mine Big Freezer Clean Out to send!
No matter what bread you use, I hope you’ll end up trying these slow cooker French sauce sandwiches because I have a feeling you won’t regret it!
Other dinner rolls you might like
Slow Cooked French Sauce Sandwiches
These slow cooker French buns are so good if you can find a good wholemeal baguette, but they’re worth making no matter what bread you use.
Place the roast in the bottom of the slow cooker. Mix the spices in a small bowl and rub all over the meat.
Pour in the beer and broth e cook over low heat until the meat can be easily chopped with a fork, 8-10 hours. (Be sure to save some of the cooking juices for the au jus.)
When ready to serve, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Cut the baguettes into quarters, divide the pieces, spread with a thin layer of butter and lightly sprinkle with garlic powder.
Divide the minced meat and stack it on half of the pieces of bread. Cover the meat with folded slices of provola, place all the bread (with and without meat) on a baking sheet and bake until the cheese melts, 3-5 minutes.
Serve hot with a side of au jus (cooking liquid in the slow cooker) seasoned with a little salt and pepper.
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