Friday, March 11, 2011

Venison French Dip Sandwiches

Vension Ham Roast French Dip Sandwiches

1 small vension ham roast or small beef roast
bunch of parsley (Johnson's Backyard Garden)
olive oil, Texas Olive Ranch
salt and pepper
celery salt
cayenne (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 475. 
2. In a dutch oven on medium heat, add olive oil, diced shallots and garlic. Cook until fragrant. 
3. Add roast and flavor with chopped parsley, celery salt, cayenne, salt and pepper. 
4. Cook for a few minutes on each side and then transfer to the oven. 
5. Cook at 475 for 10 minutes and 350 for 30-45 minutes. 
6. Remove roast from dutch oven and let rest for 15 mintues and make the au jus. 
7. Slice the sandwich or hoagie bread (gluten-free if you prefer) and add the roast, sliced thinly. 

After the roast has finished cooking, you can make it au jus by removing the roast to let rest for 15 minutes, add 4 cups of chicken broth or water to the drippings as well as two tablespoons of butter (or non-dairy Earth Balance butter) and two tablespoons of gluten-free flour (I used King Arthur's Gluten-Free Multipurpose flour) and bring to a bowl then simmer for a few minutes. Strain the sauce before serving if desired and serve in a small bowl with the sandwiches. 

We served our sandwiches two ways with horseradish mustard and with a paste made from  parsley, garlic, shallots, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper and olive oil. Both were delicious. 

***In case you are visiting this post looking for information on Jenny's Bakehouse buns, please read the comment below. 


  1. I hate to break this to you, but Jenny has been misrepresenting her products. Her Kaiser Buns and dinner rolls were sent to the national GIG office. They tested as having MORE than 10,000 ppm of gluten--gluten free is less than 20 ppm--at both the GIG office and an outside lab. This is not a cross contact issue - the items that were tested were made with wheat flour. You can file a complaint with the FTC here: and with the Texas Attorney General's Office here:

  2. Thank you so much for the information Anne. I knew it was too good to be true. I have taken off any mention of Jenny's products off my blog to be safe. I am so glad you brought this to my attention.

  3. Anne01 -- Thanks for sayng how to lodge a complaint! I asked GIG but got no response. I *so* want that woman in jail for stealing 9 months of my life and causing hurt to my child. It feels like Austin doesn't care about her poisoning people ... Again, I'm so glad I finally found the information I need.