- 1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast (4 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 large sweet onions, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
- 5 cups water
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 envelope onion soup mix
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
- 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
- In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown roast on all sides in oil; drain. In a large skillet, saute onions in 2 tablespoons of butter until tender. Add the water, soy sauce, soup mix, garlic and, if desired, browning sauce. Pour over roast.
- Cover and bake at 325° for 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
- Let meat stand for 10 minutes, then thinly slice. Return meat to pan juices. Split bread lengthwise; cut into 3-in. sections. Spread with remaining butter. Place on a baking sheet.
- Broil bread 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Top with beef and onions; sprinkle with cheese. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with pan juices. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews forOnion Beef au Jus
"Family favorite for years!! Awesome as written!"
"Hi Vonoepen,I'm not sure ground beef would be appropriate for this recipe."
"have not made this yet, what about also using ground beef and serving as appetizers?"
"This was awesome. I skipped the browning on all sides in oil. I cooked the roast in a crock pot for 8 hours."
"This was a big hit with the family. It was super delicious and fairly easy. I made it exactly as written and everyone loved it. I served the roast on homemade French bread (from another Taste of Home recipe) and the sandwiches were amazing! Another bonus is that it makes a lot so you can have leftovers for lunch the next day!!"
"Loved by a Dad and 4 boys"
"This recipe was a huge success. I had to improv somethings, but none the less, IT WAS FABULOUS. I didn't have onion soup mix, so I used vegetable soup mix. I didn't have browning sauce so I used liquid smoke. I didn't have french bread but I used sourdough hoagies. This recipe is like a cross between a philly cheese steak and french dip sandwich in one. Thanks for sharing."