Game Day French Dip & Onion Rings Woke up on Sunday with a craving and a plan

Game Day French Dip & Onion Rings Woke up on Sunday with a craving and a plan. Slow cooker was on and ready at 12 for a Giants halftime feast. This French dip was IT! So much flavor— the au jus, the provolone, the caramelized onions and the perfect, airy and light texture of the roll stood up great to the juicy, tender meat. This is definitely a game day / tailgate winner.

Ingredients/Recipe for 4 Sandwiches:
– 2 pounds chuck roast
– 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
– 3 cloves garlic
– 2 tbsp /> – 10 oz /> – 3 cups beef broth/stock
– 1.5 tbsp French onion soup mix
– 1.5 tsp Worcestershire
– 4 sprigs fresh thyme
– 1/2 tsp oregano
– provolone
– Portuguese rolls/ soft rolls of choice
– salt and pepper, parsley

– season meat with salt, pepper, and a little Italian seasoning on all sides
– in a large Dutch oven/pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Once HOT add the roast and sear on all sides to form a crust (about 3-4 minutes per side, then quickly on the edges). Add one pad of butter and baste for extra flavor Transfer to a large crock pot with all oil and juice from pan.
– in the same pan, add 2 tbsp sliced onion and thyme and oregano. Cook down for 5 minutes or until they start to soften slightly and get translucent. Add 3 full, peeled garlic cloves for one minute. Transfer the mixture to the crock pot.
– add beef stock, French onion soup mix, Worcestershire, oregano. Cook on high for 4 hours and low for the final 1 hour.
– remove and slice or shred the meat. In a strainer, place the meat and return to the crock pot to get some extra juiciness
– slice rolls. Butter top (also great with melted butter, garlic, parsley mix!). Lay down sliced beef and onions, 1-2 provolone slices and lay under the broiler on High open faced for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and roll begins to brown and get that nice outside crispness
– with a strainer, ladle au jus into ramekins for dipping
– top sandwich with some fresh parsley, cut in half- dip and enjoy!

Onion rings were a quick batter of flour, water, egg, salt, baking powder, paprika, garlic powder — fried up in a Dutch oven on stove top.