2 In 1 Slow Cooker Recipe: Beef Dip And Beef Barley Soup

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Need a lazy weekend recipe idea? Cook once and eat twice by making two different meals at the same time with this hands-free and scrumptious 2-In-1 Slow Cooker Recipe. Make a delicious Roast Beef Dip With Au Jus for dinner and a Beef Barley Soup for lunch the next day with this easy two meals in one slow cooker recipe.

2-In-1 Slow Cooker Recipe - Roast Beef Dip With Au Jus And Beef Barley Soup

As a busy, single mom of two hungry children who are not very fond of boring, old leftovers, I like easy and simple meals to prepare that don’t require much fuss and taste delicious too. I use my slow cooker at least 2 to 3 times a week and I am always looking for ways to prepare a few extra meals in advance for days I am just too busy (or lazy) to cook.

I especially like preparing this recipe around the holidays because it frees up more time to spend with my family and well, nothing beats a hearty beef sandwich and a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day.

In the morning, I toss a beef roast into my slow cooker on low for an easy dinner of beef dip with au jus.

Slow Cooker Recipe - Roast Beef Dip With Au Jus

Slow Cooker Recipe – Roast Beef Dip With Au Jus

When the roast is done and before we sit down to eat, I toss a couple of cups of chopped veggies and a handful of pearl barley into the au jus. After dinner, I add the leftover roast back into the slow cooker to make a delicious and hearty beef barley soup for the next day.

Slow Cooker Recipe – Beef Barley Soup

Slow Cooker Recipe – Beef Barley Soup

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I like to serve our beef dip sandwiches with a side of au jus for dipping and a green or fruit salad. On nights we need a more filling meal, I like to make oven roasted potato wedges too.

Slow Cooker Recipe - Roast Beef Dip With Au Jus

I serve the beef barley soup with a green salad and a slice of buttered bread or a fresh roll.

Slow Cooker Recipe – Beef Barley Soup

Did you enjoy this slow cooker recipe idea? What do you prefer?  The soup or sandwich? Or both?

Top Slow Cookers For Busy Families

 Hamilton Beach 33969A Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart Crock-Pot SCR300SS 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 6-Quart Multi-Cooker: Slow Cooker, Brown/Saute, Steamer

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