When I was a kid, one of my very favorite things to eat was roast beef. My mom made a delicious roast beef, and she would always put the beef on hard rolls and serve it with au jus for dipping. It's still something I crave when I want comfort food. However, every time I've tried to make it in the past, the meat has been too dry, too tough or too fatty. Until I tried this recipe from allrecipes.com.
Not only is it the best roast I've ever made, but it's also ridiculously easy. Seriously. Ridiculous. Here's what you do: Take a 3-4 lb. beef chuck roast and put it in your slow cooker. To the beef, add a couple cloves of minced garlic, about a tablespoon of dried rosemary, 2-3 bay leaves, a cup of soy sauce (I really think this is the trick), and 5-6 cups of water. Turn it on low, then let it cook for 6-10 hours. Don't touch it, don't worry about it, just let it do it's thing and then eat it whenever you're hungry. Trust me, the beef will be tender and juicy, and the au jus is insane. I recommend toasting some hard rolls, spreading them with a little butter and making a little sandwich for dipping, à la my mom.
On a side note, I'm not sure why we always call the beef juice au jus. Au is a preposition, and in this case means with, so when we say Beef Dip with au jus, we're saying Beef Dip with with juice. Maybe it's because au jus sounds better than just jus. Hmmm.