I’m pretty sure a classic Drip Beef sandwich with savory Au Jus is one of the most beloved comfort foods in Oklahoma. And I’m pretty sure another famous Okie foodblogger…(ha ha ha ha, like how I referred to myself as “famous”???) has the number one recipe on the web for this delicacy! Yes, Ree Drummund’s Drip Beef recipe is pretty terrific but it isn’t inspired by my East Texas mom like mine.
Drip beef is so easy to make and is a perfect meal-feast for football weekends, pre or post holiday lazy dinners, or just when ever you want to sink your taste buds into a seriously juicy, crunchy-soft, savory out of this world sandwich! If you wanted to take this sandwich to “Infinity and Beyond” smear a big scoop of my Italian Queso or Spicy Rotel on this baby, dip in the Au Jus and expect to soar! Warning though you’ll need to take a little nappy after indulging!!
Drip Beef Sandwiches are perfect for football season!
I promise this version is a memory maker and will soon be a family must have every baseball playoff series opener, Red River Rivalry weekend or Sunday night supper!
Dry Onion Soup Mix makes this Drip Beef dummy proof!
Don’t confuse Drip Beef with the French Dip please, French Dip starts out with dry meat and Drip Beef starts out with wet meat. There are so many different variations of both and I’ve tried more than one over the years. I always come back to my sweet mom’s recipe savory Drip Beef. I have no idea where she got the idea of using dry onion soup mix…but it’s a winner and really makes this dish!
Naturally, I have added a few additional ingredients to her basic drip beef recipe that make it that much more savory and delish, She’d approve…I just know she would😉😇
Salt and pepper both sides of meat, I use Lawry’s season salt.
Place in crock pot insert pan with a couple of tablespoons of oil, and sear on both sides till the meat is kind of crusty and golden brown. If you don’t have a crock pot that sears or one with an insert pan so you can sear it on the stove…then get one immediately! At the bottom of this post👇 I’ve suggested a few brands that I’ve either used or want to use:)
After you sear the meat on all sides, place the cut up onion and garlic under neath the meat. They kinda act as a platform.
6 hours in the same house as this is torture!
After you’ve got it elevated, throw the fresh whole thyme and rosemary sprigs on the open sides.
Open the single package of Lipton’s Onion Soup mix and sprinkle on top of the meat.
And then lastly pour about a cup of beef broth (you can use chicken broth if you don’t have any beef broth) around the meat; avoiding the top of the roast.
Cover and cook on high for six hours in the crock pot…try not to open the lid. I’d highly recommend you exit the premises until you’re ready to chow; It smells THAT good!!!
Beyond the savory onions, garlic and lots of fresh backyard herbs this goodness is cooked in, try adding sliced fresh jalapenos and red bell peppers to spice it up. Some people like to add cheese on top of the meat but I prefer a big scoop of real mayo and Dijon mustard mixed together on the bread. The dunk in the yummy, oniony, herby homemade au jus broth is a day maker!
I promise, every bite gets better. You won’t want to stop until you’ve reached “Couch Level”. Then you know you’re done😉