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Easy Crockpot Roast Beef Poboys with Debris

April 8, 2015

There is nothing that a good poboy can’t solve. My two go-to poboys are shrimp and roast beef with some really good debris. What’s debris you ask? Just what the word implies, lots of little, tiny pieces of roast beef mixed with a rich juice. This kind of poboy is one of the messiest poboys you will ever eat. It’s so messy but so yummy! All the debris and juice are just dripping out of your sandwich, down your chin and on your hands. Ok, maybe not that bad, but it depends how much you put on your sandwich. My sister came over for dinner not thrilled about having roast beef poboys. She never orders them and she is not a fan of lots of juice and debris but she came over and fixed it how she liked it and she loved it! Her 14 month old pretty much ate her weight in roast beef. Guess what recipe she called me for the next week? And my kids love it too. They eat a more deconstructed version of the sandwich, french bread, tomatoes, meat.

What I like about this recipe that I came up with is it’s flavorful and somewhat salty, so when you add the bread and dress it (add mayo, tomatoes, lettuce) it tastes just perfect. I’ve gotten roast beef poboys before and the meat is blah and you need to add salt. What I also like about it is that this recipe is so easy and fairly quick as far a crockpots go. I buy the meat from the deli already sliced and then some more shaved which helps create the debris. This recipe is totally cheating but I’ll pick this every time! It’s so good.

This makes about 4-5 sandwiches. We usually make a 6 to 8 inch sandwich. Keep this in mind when determining how much french bread to buy. We usually buy 2 loaves. By the time we get home, someone has inevitably eaten a piece of french bread. Then the vultures swoop in, (i.e., the kids) and everybody wants a little piece… We need 2 loaves.

For those of you from the Bay Area, we get our french bread at Anderson Bakery in Japantown. It is the closest bread that I have found to that light and airy french bread that they use in New Orleans. Get there early! They go quick… Maybe I shouldn’t have shared my secret.

 

Easy Crockpot Roast Beef Poboy with Debris

Easy Crockpot Roast Beef Poboy with Debris

 

It can get pretty messy! But that’s the best part!

 

Messy Roast Beef Poboy with Debris

Messy Roast Beef Poboy with Debris

 

What you need:

2 3/4 lbs sliced roast beef from the deli section of your grocery store

3/4 lb finely shaved roast beef from the deli section of your grocery store

french bread

32 oz container beef stock

1 container Knorr Homestyle Stock

3 tbsp Mc Cormick Brown Gravy Mix

 

Add beef broth and one container of beef stock concentrate.

Add beef broth and one container of beef stock concentrate.

 

Put the  2 3/4  pounds of sliced deli roast beef in your crock pot.

 

Sliced roast beef from the deli counter

Sliced roast beef from the deli counter

 

Then scatter the 3/4 pounds of shredded roast beef throughout.

 

Add in shredded roast beef

Add in shredded roast beef

 

Pour in the beef stock then cut the Homestock “jelly” into little pieces then scatter through the crock pot. The best way to stir this is to use tongs.

 

Add beef broth and one container of beef stock concentrate.

Add beef broth and one container of beef stock concentrate.

 

Cook for 2 1/2 hours on low and another hour on high. In the last 15 minutes of cooking, put 3 tbsp of the brown gravy mix into a microwave safe bowl. Add 2/3 cup of the liquid in the crockpot and whisk together. Microwave for 45 seconds. Stir and add back to the crockpot mixing this liquid in throughout.

 

Whisk together gravy powder and  juice from the crockpot

Whisk together gravy powder and juice from the crockpot

This is what it looks like after 40 seconds in the microwave.

This is what it looks like after 40 seconds in the microwave.

 

With good, fresh french bread, you do not need to toast it. Get your sliced tomatoes ready and lettuce and mayo. To “dress” your poboy, as the say in New Orleans, you put mayo on the bread, then put your meat. You can add as little or as much debris as you like. I like a lot and my sandwich is a mess to eat. My sister likes very little. The debris is all the juice and tiny, broken up pieces of roast beef.

 

"Dress" your poboy with mayo, lettuce and tomato.

“Dress” your poboy with mayo, lettuce and tomato.

 

This short cut to making roast beef poboys is amazing. We have this for dinner at least a couple of times a month and every one love it, even the kids. They eat a deconstructed version of it with the roast beef and the bread on the side. I used to only have these when I went home to Louisiana.

 

Easy Crockpot Roast Beef Poboys with Debris

Easy Crockpot Roast Beef Poboys with Debris

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 lbs sliced roast beef from the deli section of your grocery store
  • 3/4 lb finely shaved roast beef from the deli section of your grocery store
  • french bread
  • 32 oz container beef stock
  • 1 container Knorr Homestyle Stock
  • 3 tbsp gravy powder

Instructions

  • Put the 2 3/4 pounds of sliced deli roast beef in your crock pot.
  • Then scatter the 3/4 pounds of shredded roast beef throughout.
  • Pour in the beef stock then cut the Homestock "jelly" into little pieces then scatter through the crock pot. The best way to stir this is to use tongs.
  • Cook for 2 1/2 hours on low and another hour on high.
  • In the last 15 minutes of cooking, put 3 tbsp of the brown gravy mix into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Add 2/3 cup of the liquid in the crockpot and whisk together. Microwave for 45 seconds. Stir and add back to the crockpot mixing this liquid in throughout.
  • With good, fresh french bread, you do not need to toast it. Get your sliced tomatoes ready and lettuce and mayo. To "dress" your poboy, as the say in New Orleans, you put mayo on the bread, then put your meat. You can add as little or as much debris as you like. I like a lot and my sandwich is a mess to eat. My sister likes very little. The debris is all the juice and tiny, broken up pieces of roast beef.
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