Thursday, September 9, 2010

Super Easy Roast Beef Au Jus

With our school year schedule ramping up, I turn to the crock pot for meal simplicity. I tried making roast beef au jus in the slow cooker and it turned out incredibly flavorful and tender. The family loved it. This will definitely join our crock pot rotation.


Roast Beef Au Jus

2 to 3 pounds beef roast (I used and arm roast, but chuck or rump will work very well)
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
4 cups beef broth
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried thyme
crusty sandwich rolls, heated in the oven

In a skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Saute onions until they softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add spices and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Scrape onion mixture into slow cooker, add broth, and roast. Cook on high 6 to 9 hours, or until completely fork tender. Remove roast and shred using two forks and return to liquid in cooker. Serve on split sandwich rolls, serving extra cooking liquid on the side for dipping.



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1 comment:

Katie said...

Sounds yummy! My mom used to make this all the time!