The “Dip” and I don’t mean my son


So the better half loves an amazing French Dip sandwich. And as we all know, every man does what the better half tells us. Many of you know my son Landon Smith. Well he is my taster, the only issue is he will eat anything and I mean anything. So I decided to make a French dip sandwich on homemade hoagie rolls using the human garbage disposal as my taster. If the recipe sucks, hunt down Landon and kick his butt. Are you ready? Here we go…

We have to start with our homemade hoagie rolls. Now I know what you are thinking…I can get these from the Walmart for $1.79. Well you’re right…you can. But mine cost about .10 a roll. It just takes some time and dare I say a little ‘love’.  Let’s start with our needed ingredients…

Hoagie Rolls

  • 1 1/3 cup warm water. About 105 degrees.
  • 1 tbs yeast
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 3 tbs soft butter
  • 3 3/4 cup bread flour

In your mixing bowl add the water, yeast, honey and sugar. Let bloom for 7 minutes. Once bloomed (and I am really wanting a Blooming Onion right now) add the dough hook and mix on low for about 3 minutes. Next add the salt and soft butter and mix for 5 more minutes. It will be greasy and that’s good. Add the dough to an oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel and drink some wine. Let rise for 2 hours. Next separate the dough into 6 pieces. Add flour to your work station and roll into a rectangle. Now here’s the part I suck at…roll the bread up into a roll. Now I know these directions suck but go to frickin you tube and see how it is done, because I suck at it. Let rise for another 2 hours. Mix an egg and one tablespoon of water and slather the tops of the bread.

Meanwhile add your beef round into a crockpot with the following ingredients…

  • 2 lbs beef round
  • 1 French onion soup mix packet
  • 2 whole cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 1/2 bottle of domestic beer (drink the rest)

Add all the ingredients and place crock-pot on low.

Heat your oven to 375 degrees and baste your rolls into the egg mixture, then and bake your rolls for about 20 minutes.

I sliced the bread added meat and provolone cheese and placed under the broiler until melted. I dipped the top half of the bread into the juice.

I must say that this turned out very good. Take this and make it yours.

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