French Onion Beef – Au Jus

Recipe Type(s): Roasts, Slow Cooker

Makes 8-10 Servings


3 to 4  pound beef roast; boneless rump, tip, or bottom round
    1/2  cup soy sauce
       1  clove garlic, minced
       1  package (1-1/4 ounces) dry onion soup mix
       5  cups water
       2  large sweet onions cut in 1/4 inch slices
    1/4  cup butter
       8  French rolls or 1 loaf French bread, sliced lengthwise and buttered
       1  cup grated Swiss cheese


  1. Lightly brown onion slices in butter. Combine soy sauce, garlic, onion soup mix, onions and 5 cups water.
  2. Place roast in 4-quart casserole or Dutch oven. Add soy sauce/onion mixture. Cover tightly and bake 2-1/2 hours in a 325oF. oven or until beef is tender. Remove roast and allow to rest 20 minutes before carving; keep broth hot.
  3. Slice roast thinly across grain; return slices to liquid. Toast French rolls or bread under broiler. To serve, place hot beef slices on top of bread; sprinkle with grated cheese and broil until cheese is melted. Serve open-face with meat juices poured over each sandwich or closed with a bowl of broth like French Dip Sandwich.

Slow cooker directions: Place onions in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 quart slow cooker and top with beef roast. Combine soy sauce, garlic, onion soup mix and 3 cups of water; omit butter. Pour over roast and cook on High 5 hours or Low 8 hours. Finish preparation as above.

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