March Madness, also known as the NCAA’s season-ending basketball tournament to crown a national champion, begins March 2013. Unlike the one-day Super Bowl parties, this tournament provides many opportunities for friends and family to feast together.
To be a good host or hostess, one usually cooks some items as well as buys some things already made. Since people work a plethora of schedules, it is not always easy to get home from work in time to prepare anything fresh.
To the rescue is one of the greatest kitchen appliances ever invented – the slow cooker. On low, many recipes can cook up to 10 hours while you are away working; on high, normally only 3 – 4 hours.
One such recipe is French Dip Au Jus. With only six ingredients, the prep time is minimal; the cook time can be adjusted according to your schedule; and the preparation time approximately ten minutes.
The ingredients are:
- 3 lbs. sirloin tip London broil
- 3 Tablespoons grainy mustard
- 1 jar (12 oz) au jus gravy
- 1 envelope (1 oz) beefy onion soup mix
- ½ cup water
- 6 sesame rolls*
- In slow cooker, combine beef, mustard, au jus gravy, soup mix and ½ cup water. Cover, cook on low 6 – 8 hours, or on high 3 – 4 hours.
- Remove beef; thinly spice. Add beef back to slow cooker, stirring to coat with sauce. Divide beef evenly among rolls. Serve with extra sauce for dipping.
*You may wish to have some plain rolls on hand for anyone who may not be able to tolerate seeds.