I remember almost nothing about my first visit to Philippe's restaurant in Los Angeles except for the most important thing: the French dip sandwiches. Before going, this Midwestern girl didn't even know what a French dip was. But after that first encounter, I don't think it's too much of a hyperbole to say that I was completely smitten.
A few years back, Nealey shared with us her homemade version of Philippe's French dip sandwich, but for a recent dinner party with friends, I was looking for a shortcut option. And thus, these slow-cooker French dips were born.