French Dip sandwiches are a classic crowd-pleasing dish that I’d never attempted before now because I always thought it would be challenging to find “good bread” (part of what makes it so yummy!) that’s also REAL. Sadly, most of the bread at the grocery store is full of unwanted additives, even if it looks like they are making it right there in the store (hint: they’re just baking pre-made dough in the store, not actually MAKING it there).
But, thanks to a local bakery here in South Charlotte, who very easily said yes to my special order request for whole-wheat baguettes, we got to enjoy this super easy and SUPER DELICIOUS meal! Hey, never hurts to ask. :)
The best part is, I bought two baguettes for this meal and also got two extras for our freezer! Bread freezes really well, and one thing I learned when we first cut out processed food is to consider buying an extra freezer for when you work hard to find or make the good stuff (i.e. locally grown meat at the farmers’ market, from-scratch bread, homemade soups, etc.). This makes eating real food so much easier, and you can read more in my Big Freezer Clean Out post!
No matter what bread you use, I hope you end up giving these Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches a try because I have a feeling you will not regret it!