Recipe found here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/02/drip-beef-two-ways/
Ree features two ways of making drip beef (or French dip, or beef dip, or whatever you want to call it). I decided to be adventurous and try the one with pepperoncini peppers. I've heard many wonderful reviews on this recipe. I was a little worried the peppers would make it too spicy, but most people said that the peppers gave it just the right amount of heat and that kids liked it too. So I dove right in and gave it a try.
Here it is simmering in my crockpot:
Now I've mentioned before that my family is wimpy when it comes to spicy foods, and this proved to be true yet again. I may have put a few too many peppers because it was WAY too spicy for the kids and almost too much for me as well. I ate it up anyway and had more, because despite the spiciness it was amazingly tasty! Bennett actually ate quite a bit of it too, even though he was panting and drinking a ton of milk as he ate. His eyes were even watering, poor thing, but he kept going! Cole, being the more cautious one, removed all of the meat and just ate the bread and cheese. I didn't even put any peppers in their helpings, but I guess the meat and broth had absorbed their heat. The boys did have fun dipping their food in the broth. I'd like to try Ree's other version to see if the kids would enjoy that better, or I may make this one again without the peppers, or at least with less peppers. Drip beef is definitely a fun family meal, and I think with some experimenting I'll find a version that my family will love.