Slow Cooker French Dip Recipe

Slow Cooker French Dip Recipe

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This Slow Cooker French Dip is the perfect easy-to-make hearty sandwich for a party or family dinner. Tender beef, melted cheese, and delicious juice for dipping. 

French dip sandwich slow cooker

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

This French Dip Sandwich made in the Slow Cooker is delicious and easy to make. Add a few ingredients to your roast and let it cook all day. This is the perfect dinner to end a busy day with the family or the perfect easy meal for game day and holidays. Come on in and I’ll share the best Roast Beef Sandwich made in a Crock-Pot

French Dip Sandwich

It’s so satisfying to know that dinner is done already. You can literally open up a roll, add some meat, and a slice of cheese, and dig in. With the aroma filling the house from this delicious roast beef sandwich, you’ll definitely be ready to devour these sandwiches.

Why I love this French Dip Crockpot Recipe:

  • easy to make, place everything in the slow cooker with the lid on, cook and serve
  • it’s a hearty meal that everyone loves
  • the Au Jus is full of flavor and delicious
  • it freezes well
  • can be made ahead of time
  • a great dish to serve when you have guests or take to a potluck

slow cooker French dip sandwich

FAQ’s

What if I don’t have Low-Sodium Soy Sauce?

low sodium soy sauce has less salt which is why it is used in this recipe. If you use regular soy sauce without adjusting the recipe, the beef will be very salty.

However, if you only have regular soy sauce you can use it. Just add more water (about 1 cup) to the recipe to dilute the salt

Make-Ahead and Storage:

This French dip only gets better as a leftover. You could easily make this the day or 2 days before you need it.

How Long will Cooked Roast Beef last in the refrigerator?

  • cooked roast beef will last, covered in the fridge for 3-4 days

Can I Freeze the Roast Beef and Juices?

Yes. You certainly can. Simply place the cooled-off beef along with the juices in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.

Reheating:

You can thaw roast beef in the refrigerator overnight and then warm it up over medium heat in a skillet on the stovetop. Make sure the lid is on so the juices do not evaporate.

You could also place the frozen beef and juices in a saucepan, and with the lid on cook on low until warmed through

What Sides go with French Dip Sandwiches?

  • Coleslaw, chips, baked beans, fries, potato wedges, fruit salad, and pasta salad all make good sides

What is Au Jus made of?

  • It is the juices seasoned from beef and seasonings that have been slow-cooked

French Dip Sandwich

Tips and Tricks:

  • for added flavor sautee onions in olive oil until tender, and add a small amount of beef broth (about 1/4 cup) and garlic (either minced garlic or garlic powder – 1 tsp.) and continue to cook down for 1 minute before adding it to the slow cooker
  • a hoagie roll with a crusty top is best for this recipe
  • it is important for the beef to cook slow and long for the ultimate tender meat
  • spread beef apart with tongs or transfer it to a work surface and use meat claws to shred the beef

Are you ready to make this sandwich? Let’s make sure that you have everything you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • roast beef (about 3 pounds) a rump roast or chuck roast works best for this recipe
  • water
  • soy sauce – I would not use low sodium or lesser fat sauce
  • dried rosemary – you can substitute fresh rosemary if you have it
  • Italian Seasoning – Italian seasoning is a blend of spiced that usually contains oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, and marjoram
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • bay leaf – bay leaves add a savory flavor to soups and stews
  • whole peppercorns – a whole peppercorn won’t overpower the dipping juice
  • Monterey Jack Cheese slices – you could also use provolone cheese slices or swiss cheese slices
  • 8 French Rolls – split

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How Do You Make French Dip in the Crock-Pot?

  1. Place the roast beef into the slow cooker
  2. Add juices and seasonings
  3. Place lid on and cook on high for 6-8 hours or until beef is tender
  4. Shred beef
  5. Strain juice
  6. Serve beef on split french bread, with Au Jus

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French Dip Sandwich

Slow Cooker French Dip Recipe


  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 53 minute
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x

Description

A hearty beef sandwich that is easy to make.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 Beef Chuck Roast (3 lbs.) or rump roast
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1 tsp. of dried crushed rosemary
  • 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning spice
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. of onion powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 34 whole peppercorns
  • 8 slices of Monterey Jack Cheese, provolone, or Swiss
  • 8 French Rolls – split

Instructions

  • Place the roast into the slow cooker
  • Add the liquids and seasonings
  • Place the lid onto the slow cooker and cook on high for 6 hours or until tender beef pulls apart
  • Use tongs or a fork to pull the beef apart
  • Strain broth for dipping
  • Place shredded beef on rolls – add sliced cheese to beef
  • Serve with dipping broth

Notes

What if I don’t have Low-Sodium Soy Sauce?

low sodium soy sauce has less salt which is why it is used in this recipe. If you use regular soy sauce without adjusting the recipe, the beef will be very salty.

However, if you only have regular soy sauce you can use it. Just add more water (about 1 cup) to the recipe to dilute the salt

Make-Ahead and Storage:

This French dip only gets better as a leftover. You could easily make this the day or 2 days before you need it.

How Long will Cooked Roast Beef last in the refrigerator?

  • cooked roast beef will last, covered in the fridge for 3-4 days

Can I Freeze the Roast Beef and Juices?

Yes. You certainly can. Simply place the cooled-off beef along with the juices in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.

Reheating:

You can thaw roast beef in the refrigerator overnight and then warm it up over medium heat in a skillet on the stovetop. Make sure the lid is on so the juices do not evaporate.

You could also place the frozen beef and juices in a saucepan, and with the lid on cook on low until warmed through

What Sides go with French Dip Sandwiches?

  • Coleslaw, chips, baked beans, fries, potato wedges, fruit salad, and pasta salad all make good sides

What is Au Jus made of?

  • It is the juices seasoned from beef and seasonings that have been slow-cooked
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-8 hours

 

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