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French Dip Tacos with Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese
Back when I first started my blog, one of my earliest “popular” recipes was Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches. And for good reason: they’re freaking delicious! Despite the fact that the amateurish photos in that post now make me cringe, the recipe remains solid gold. So, when I had a light bulb moment to turn those sandwiches into tacos for this cookbook, I knew I could make them even better with caramelized onions and crumbled blue cheese. Trust me … if that French dip recipe was good before, now it’s even better.
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  1. 1 large yellow onion, cut into ½-inch thick slices
  2. 3 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed
  3. 1 tablespoon House Seasoning (recipe follows)
  4. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  5. 6 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1½ cups low-sodium beef broth
  7. 1 cup dark beer
  8. 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  9. Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  10. 10 to 12 (8-inch) flour tortillas, for serving
  11. 6 ounces crumbled blue cheese, for serving
  1. Put the onions in the bottom of a large slow cooker, and place the roast on top. Sprinkle the roast with the House Seasoning and thyme. Add the garlic, beef broth, beer, and Worcestershire sauce to the slow cooker. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or on high for 4 to 5 hours, until the beef is tender.
  2. Transfer the roast to a cutting board, remove and discard the fat, and shred the beef. Use a large spoon to skim the fat from the surface of the liquids in the slow cooker, and then stir the shredded beef back into the liquids, mixing the beef with the onions. Generously season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 1 hour, or on high for 30 minutes, so that the beef can further absorb the flavors of the cooking liquids.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, scoop the meat and onion mixture onto the flour tortillas, and top the tacos with the blue cheese crumbles. If desired, spoon some of the excess liquid from the slow cooker into a small bowl to use as an au jus in which to dip your tacos.
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House Seasoning
You’ll reach for this flavorful, all-around spice blend just about every time you cook!
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  1. 1⁄4 cup fine sea salt (I prefer Redmond Real Salt brand)
  2. 1⁄4 cup garlic powder
  3. 2 tablespoons onion powder
  4. 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  1. Combine the sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a small bowl, and store the House Seasoning in an airtight container.
  1. Samantha’s Tip: If you ever run out of House Seasoning and you need some for a recipe but you don’t have enough individual spices left to make another batch, 1 tablespoon House Seasoning is roughly equivalent to 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder, and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper.
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