Do you ever have days when there multiple practices, events, or meetings scheduled, and then by the time you get home your family is starving and its well past dinner time? Yeah, at our house that’s probably the situation every other night! If you can relate, then I’ve got a great dinner solution that’s ready when you are – these easy Slow Cooker French Dip & Swiss Sandwiches!
I came to the conclusion about a year ago when my son started after-school activities that if we’re going to save money by not eating every other meal at the drive-thru, then I need to embrace my slow-cooker! Slow cooker meals are a savior of any busy family! It allows you to prep a meal hours ahead of time, leave the house for your errands, events, practices, ball games and then come home to a meal that’s ready to serve! Music to your ears, am I right?!
These Slow Cooker French Dip & Swiss sandwiches are a cinch to prep. You simply need a few ingredients to put in your slow cooker – deli roast beef for an easy, pre-sliced ready-to-go meat, au jus seasoning (McCormicks’ makes a great one), an onion and water. That’s it!! When your home and ready to eat, simply assemble the sandwiches with your sliced Swiss cheese and hoagie rolls along with the au jus for dipping, and you have a hot, delicious meal on the table to feed your hungry crew!
1 1/2 lbs. sliced deli roast beef
1 envelope au jus seasoning (like McCormicks)
1 onion, sliced
3 c. water
Sliced Swiss Cheese
Directions: In a slow cooker, add the sliced onion, and roast beef. Disolve the au jus seasoning into the water, and pour over the onions and beef. Set the slow cooker on low for 3-5 hours. Beef will be hot and ready to serve with the hoagie rolls. Top with cheese, and serve with the au jus for dipping.
Serves: 4-6 sandwiches
These sandwiches are a hot, delicious go-to meal for any family on a busy week night. Stop eating unhealthy drive-thru fast food, and come home to a hot meal where you and your family can come together, talk and reconnect. We can always use time like this when things get hectic.
Erin is the author and creator of the blog Delightful E Made. Erin takes great joy in cooking, baking, creating and sharing all the greatness that food brings to our lives and how it connects us as friends, family and community. You can visit her site at DelightfulEMade.com.