Beef Onion Au Jus

1 boneless rump roast, 4 pounds
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large sweet onion, 1/4-inch thick
6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
5 cups water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
1 loaf French Bread, 1 pound
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, 4 ounce

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 browning sauce if desired.
Pour over roast. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 2 1/2 hours or until meat is tender.

Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Return meat to pan juices. Slice bread lengthwise; cut into 3 inch sections. Spread remaining butter over the bread. Place on a baking sheet. Broil 4-6 inches for the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Top with beef and onions; sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4-6 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Note: I combine the ingredients listed for cooking the roast and cook it in the crock for 6-8 hours. After letting meat stand follow the directions as written.

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