Root Beer Roast Beef French Dip with Greek Yogurt Horseradish Sauce
Root Beer Roast Beef French Dip is roast beef braised in the slow cooker until tender and served on a roll with Greek yogurt horseradish sauce!
I’m a pretty boring person beverage-wise. Day in and day out, I drink two coffees and water the rest of the day, with an occasional glass of red wine in the evening (pinot noir all the way). 🙂
Soda is never an option for me — I just don’t care for it. Why did I braise a beautiful cross rib roast in root beer then? I’ve been intrigued by the many savory root beer recipes that I’ve seen floating around the blogosphere lately, so it was time to try it.
And I just realized I put the words “root beer” and “floating” in a sentence. That could not have been an accident. 😉
My supermarket sold single bottles of root beer, and I grabbed one, hiding it in the garage fridge so nobody would scoop it up and drink it.
The thought of braising beef in root beer just made perfect sense to me because root beer has such a deep, robust flavor.
My biggest dilemma was should I smother it in barbecue sauce after or treat it like a French dip?
Man, I have such big decisions to make in my line of work.
Slow cooker roast beef french dip
It actually wasn’t that hard to decide what I wanted to do, because a friend of mine had just given me some freshly prepared horseradish that she’d made. I was over the moon excited, because creamy horseradish sauce is one of my favorite things on the planet.
I knew that horseradish would be put to great use with this here sandwich. We’re talkin’ creamy, horseradish-y goodness friends, and it’s lightened up with Greek yogurt, so you can eat as much as you want.
No guilty pleasures here. Except for the root beer braised beef, of course. 🙂
I’m so glad I went French dip with this sandwich, because besides the horseradish sauce, we get to dip our sandwich in a beefed up root beer jus. How often do you get to do that? It was a first for me, and it was tasty.
The root beer had gotten all nice and savory with our roast beef cooking away in it, so all it needed was a good strain and some S&P to make it perfect for dipping.
My older son asked if he could drink the root beer liquid straight up. I was taken aback, but I realized two of his biggest loves, soda and beef, were combined in this one. I said no of course, but I really should’ve seen that one coming. 😉
Serve this slow cooker roast beef on Homemade Whole Wheat Burger Buns or your favorite store bought rolls with the onions, sliced cheddar, and plenty of Greek yogurt horseradish sauce, and you’ve got one terrific Game Day meal.
This recipe will also make a few meals for busy weeknights. I’ve never seen people more excited for leftovers than they were for this.
I may not drink root beer straight, but I’m certainly going to continue cooking with it. 🙂
Need more Game Day worthy sandwiches? Try these:
Crock Pot BBQ Beef Sandwiches by This Gal Cooks
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