Zinfandel Beef and Blue Cheese Sandwiches

Blue cheese provides a simple addition to these slow cooked beef sandwiches – a hearty dinner recipe.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 15 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1
boneless beef chuck roast (3 lb)
1
teaspoon salt
1
medium onion, thinly sliced
1
teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
dried bay leaf
3
or 4 peppercorns
1
cup dry red wine (such as Zinfandel) or nonalcoholic red wine
3/4
cup beef broth
1
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
10
soft ciabatta rolls or hoagie buns, split and toasted if desired
1 1/4
cups crumbled Stilton or blue cheese
  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Sprinkle beef with salt. In slow cooker, place beef (if roast comes in netting or is tied, do not remove) and onion. Mix remaining ingredients except rolls; pour over beef. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 2 Skim fat from surface of juices; discard bay leaf and peppercorns. Remove beef and vegetables from slow cooker; place beef on cutting board (remove netting or strings). Cut beef into thin slices. Fill rolls with beef; top with onions and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with broth from cooker for dipping.

Expert Tips

Substitute mozzarella cheese for the Stilton and serve on French rolls.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
560
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
990mg
990%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
39g
39%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.