Note to self: This. Is. Amazeballs. Like seriously…If you have to try out a sandwich this is the one to make and try out! The brisket becomes so juicy and tender that it literally falls apart in the broth. I love adding onions to the broth to give it more body and depth and the slow cooker allows for you to just place all the ingredients and then just forget about it. So not only is it the simplest recipe ever, it’s so freaking delicious.
I adapted this recipe from Spicysouthernkitchen.com and I found out that it also freezes really well! Meal prep FTW! I would recommend to freeze the meat and broth separately in little ziplock baggies and then when defrosting just bring the broth up to a boil, add the meat to rehydrate and then make the sandwich as usual.
- 1 lb brisket
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 small onion thinly sliced
- 2 cups water
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- ¼ tsp thyme
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 bayleaf
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tbsp minced garlic
- Hoagie rolls or if you want a mini version you can use mini brioche rolls
- Mozzarella or Provolone cheese (optional)
- In a large sauce pan over medium high heat add 1 tbsp oil and 1 small onion and sauté until lightly browned. (About 5 minutes)
- In another sauce pan add 2 cups of water and 2 chicken bouillon cubes and heat until the cubes are dissolved.
- Add ¼ tsp thyme, ½ tsp black pepper, 1 bayleaf, 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, and ½ tbsp minced garlic
- In a crock pot place 1 lb of brisket on the bottom, add browned onions on top and then add stock mixture.
- Cook low and slow for 4-9 hours depending on how high your crock pot goes. Cook until meat is tender and falls apart when shredding with a fork.
- Once the meat is done, take it out and shred with 2 forks.
- Cut the hoagie rolls and spray the inside with a light spritz of Pam and place under the broil until brown and toasty (It’ll take less than a minute)
- Place the brisket and onions on the hoagie roll, add some cheese and place under the broiler until its melted.
- Strain the broth and add as an accompaniment to the sandwich.
Original Recipe adapted from: https://spicysouthernkitchen.com/crock-pot-french-dip-sandwich/