I have to admit, I’m starting to get a little confused…whose recipe is for which swap and when is it due and what’s the theme and what do I need to get at the store and…I need to get my act together! Still, I love participating in them…95% of the time it adds a great recipe to my collection.
The theme for this particular weekly swap was easy weeknight dinners. I received a recipe from Nichole, author of The Cookaholic Wife, for Beef Au Jus Sandwiches. I had a very hectic day and still was able to run home and get this on the table in less than 30 minutes…not bad!
This is a fantastic way to spice up boring deli meat. It’s also a great idea when thinking of what to serve to a crowd for the big game. Frank really liked it. He had his on a long roll – I had mine sans bread (behaving!). It was delicious, even on its own.
I served it with smashed potatoes and steamed mixed veggies.
The recipe below reflects the changes I made to make it a bit lighter…we loved it. Thanks for a great dish, Nichole!
Beef Au Jus Sandwiches
adapted from The Cookaholic Wife
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 yellow onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup red wine
1 tablespoon AP flour
1 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 pound deli roast beef, thinly sliced
rolls (whatever type you prefer)
Melt the butter in a dutch oven. Add onion, garlic and bay leaf and cook for about 10 minutes, or until soft and lightly browned.
Add wine and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook until liquid reduces. Remove bay leaf.
Add flour and whisk in until evenly distributed. Pour in broth and add salt, pepper and thyme. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer.
Add meat to the pot and let it soak in the juices for about 5 minutes. Place on rolls, top with sauce and serve.
WW Points+ = 6 (without bread)