What’s For Dinner? Crock Pot French Dips

This week we’re answering the age-old question….what’s for dinner? Whether you work from home or outside the home, it always seems to be a conundrum when 5:00 rolls around. So our team has put together a few of our favorite weeknight dinners in order to help make meal planning a little easier!! Be sure to check the blog each day, pin the recipes so you have them whenever you need them, make your grocery list, and get to cooking!! Happy Dinnertime!!

Crock Pot French Dips

crock pot french dipsIngredients

Rump Roast (any size you want–I always buy bigger to get a few nights worth of meals)



Olive Oil

1/2 c. soy sauce

2 packets powdered beef stock


3-5 cloves crushed garlic

1-2 Bay Leaves

1-2 T Worcestershire Sauce


crock pot french dips 1Directions

Sprinkle both sides of the rump roast with salt and pepper.

Heat 1-2 T. of olive oil in a skillet on the stove over medium high heat.

Sear both sides of the roast to get it nice and brown. (About 3-5 minutes per side)

Add the seared meat to the crock pot and throw in a palmful of thyme, 3-5 cloves of crushed garlic, and a couple of bay leaves.  Next, sprinkle in the powdered beef stock.  Add the 1/2 cup of soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.  Then add enough water to the pot to completely cover the meat.  Cook on low 7-8 hours.

Come home from work and shred the beef.  Toast hoagie buns and a slice of swiss cheese in the oven until the cheese is melted.  Add the shredded beef and use the juice in the crock pot for dipping!


*Part of the reason I like to make this so much is because there are many different ways you can use condiments to total change the flavor.  Add sautéed peppers and onions or (my fave) pickled jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, and wilted spinach.

Looking for more recipe ideas? Be sure to check out some more of our favorite recipes here.

Kate lives in Iowa City with her husband (Matt) and three kids, ages 7, 5, and 2. She works at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Iowa. She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Supervision in 2012. Prior to working at the University, she taught high school mathematics at many public schools in Iowa. Kate has also coached junior high and high school cheerleading squads for 10 years. Kate has a personal blog http://katedegner.wordpress.com . . . stop by and relive your junior high and high school mathematics classes! (without the anxiety or the homework :) )


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