If you have read my blog much at all you know I’m not a great cook. I tend to choose simple and easy recipes. But just because I like simple and easy doesn’t mean I don’t want things to taste good. So here is one of my faves. It’s so easy that anyone can do it (even me). And it’s delicious!
French Dip Sandwiches
- 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced (I often skip this)
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup beef broth
- 8 oz thinly sliced & cooked Jones Creek roast beef
- 4 hoagie buns, cut in half (we used croissants)
- 4 slices Swiss cheese, cut in half
- Heat oven to 500°F. Heat 12-inch skillet over high heat. Spray onion with cooking spray; add to skillet. Cook 11 to 12 minutes, stirring frequently and adding water 2 tablespoons at a time, until onion is golden brown.
- While onion is cooking, heat broth over medium heat in 2 quart saucepan until hot. Remove from heat; add beef, pushing beef down into liquid until covered. Let stand 5 minutes.
- Place buns, cut sides up, on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 4 minutes or until lightly toasted.
- Remove beef from broth. Place beef, onion and cheese on bun bottoms and cover with bun tops. Serve with warm broth for dipping.
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Just as a heads up, cooking with grass fed ground beef is slightly different. Here are some tips:
- Lower the cooking temperature. Because grass-fed beef is leaner than its grain-fed counterpart, you need to cook it at a slightly lower temperature (at least 50 F) for 30-50% less time. Otherwise, you cook off the fat that’s there and are left with a dry, tough, unappealing mass of meat that’s lost many of its nutrients. (The more cooked your grass-fed beef, the more Omega 3s and CLA you lose.)
- Start steaks and roasts at room temperature. This is a good rule for all meats, but especially for grass-fed beef. By starting your meat at room temperature, it will take less time to reach the ideal internal temperature while cooking. This gentler cooking method will help your meat stay juicy and delicious.