French Dip Sandwiches

People often ask what is my favorite, all time E-Mealz recipe.

I have been writing E-Mealz menus since 2003 so the rolodex in my brain is quite large. After 8 years, 34 menu options, and 10,000 plus menus, E-Mealz is an amazing vault of collected recipes from real moms, real dads, real families. Recently I looked back through the archives of menus on my dinosaur computer and this is one recipe that has recycled over and over for one simple reason – my family loves it! It never fails, when my kids ask “What’s for dinner?” and I respond “French Dip Sandwiches”, there’s a unanimous “yummmm”.

I have heard more about the love for French Dip Sandwiches from my own friends near and far, our own E-mealz team members, and of course our encouraging, cheering E-mealz subscribers. With that being said, we voted this recipe, French Dip Sandwiches, as the 2011 Encore Recipe.

If you have been an E-Mealz veteran you will recognize this recipe. If you have never come on board the train then step on, sign up,  and let this no-fuss recipe be a peek inside. Simplicity and ease made delicious!

French Dip Sandwiches

1 lb boneless round roast, trimmed

1 envelope onion soup mix

1 can beef broth

1 whole loaf bakery French bread

8 oz shredded mozzarella

Combine beef broth and onion soup mix in crock-pot. Add roast. Cook on low 6 hrs. Remove roast to shred. Slice French bread in half, lengthwise. Layer beef, then cheese. Close; cover w/ foil. Heat @375, 25 min.  Slice & serve w/ small bowls of remaining  broth for dipping. Add more water and salt if desired.


Other favorites of my family are Swiss Chicken, Cobb Pitas, and Mexican Casserole. All E-Mealz menus are laced with these recipes and more! Go to, pick a plan, and let the rolodex begin!


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