These Slow Cooker Roast Beef Po’ Boy Sandwiches are perfect for a summer dinner but this is a meal that will taste just as good when it’s time for back-to-school!
(For Friday Favorites we feature past recipes you might have missed and these Slow Cooker Roast Beef Po’ Boy Sandwiches from The Kitchn sound amazing!)
If you’ve been to New Orleans you must have eaten a Po’ Boy (Poor Boy) Sandwich of some type. If you have, you’ll understand what I mean when I say that these Slow Cooker Roast Beef Po’ Boy Sandwiches from the Kitchn are not just ordinary sandwiches.
Every element of this from-scratch recipe is designed to create maximum flavor, first browning the beef and onions in bacon fat before they go in the slow cooker, then making a flavorful roux for gravy to mix with the shredded beef, and finally serving the meat on small baguettes with plenty of mayo, shredded lettuce, and sliced tomatoes. You can add cheese too if desired.
All those flavor-building steps make this a delicious-sounding a Po’ Boy Roast Beef Sandwich, and I think it sounds perfect for a Slow Cooker Summer Dinner.
- beef top round or chuck roast
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- thick cut bacon
- chopped onion
- red wine
- low sodium beef, veal, or chicken stock, or a mix
- Worcestershire sauce
- unsalted butter
- small French baguettes or hoagie rolls for serving
- shredded lettuce for serving
- sliced tomatoes for serving
- mayonnaise for serving
- Provolone cheese for serving (optional)
Recommended Slow Cooker Size:
The Kitchn recommends a Six Quart Slow Cooker for this recipe.