Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches are an easy dinner idea that you’ll fall in love with. Tender beef atop a toasted sandwich roll with an incredibly delicious dipping sauce makes this slow cooker recipe a winner!
This recipe was originally published at The Slow Roasted Italian.
Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches
Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches are an easy way to put an incredible and hearty meal on the table. Tender beef and melted cheese atop a toasted sandwich roll, dipped in a delectable, savory sauce that’s melt in your mouth good! And it only takes 5 ingredients!
In my kitchen, easy is the name of the game. This recipe is easier than some crockpot recipes, since you don’t have to brown the meat before putting it in your crockpot. Once it cooks all day, it comes out tender and just pulls apart.
Seriously, my husband says this recipe is by far better than ANY french dip he’s ever had – restaurant style or homemade. When he knows I’m making these tender beef sandwiches, he can’t wait to get home for dinner! Since the recipe is as simple as throwing 5 ingredients in a crockpot, it’s a weeknight or game day favorite.
The flavor of the au jus (dipping) sauce, in combination with the melted provolone cheese, slightly toasted roll, and succulent meat is pretty darn close to perfect! Dreamy if you ask my husband! With our house full of meat eaters, it’s nice to have a go-to recipe everyone loves. Plus, it’s wonderful leftover the next day, especially dipped in the yummy sauce that simmered all day.
Tips for Making Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches
- The recipe call for beef chuck roast, but I’ve also used a cross rib roast, which is even more tender. Get whichever one is on sale.
- You can add sliced onions to the crockpot with the meat if you prefer more atop your sandwich.
- For the most tender beef, cook in the crockpot on low.
- Hoagie, French or sourdough rolls all work with this recipe.
What You’ll Need to Make Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
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Crockpot – One of the best investments in the kitchen that saves time. The easiest way to put dinner on the table because you just set it and forget it.
Baking pan – used for everything from cookies to roasting, a good baking pan will last for years.
Easy Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches
- 3-4 pounds beef chuck roast
- 2 cans 10.5 ounces each condensed French Onion Soup
- 1 can 10.5 ounces Beef Consommé
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 8 sandwich or hoagie rolls
- 8 slices provolone cheese
- Place the roast in crockpot. Pour the soup and consomme over the top and then add garlic and Worcestershire sauce.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. (For the most tender beef, cook on low)
- For the dipping sauce, once beef is done cooking, remove 3 cups of the juice from the crockpot and place in small sauce pan. Turn heat to medium and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let cook for about 10 minutes or reduced by about half.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Transfer the beef to a plate or cutting board and cut into thin slices or shred with a fork.
- Open sandwich rolls and lay out on a baking sheet, place meat on each roll and top with provolone cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and rolls are slightly toasted.
- Serve immediately with the dipping sauce on the side.
Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches are definitely a must-make for dinner. And, they’re good leftover! So pile some tender beef on a toasted deli roll and let’s eat!!
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