This recipe for Crock Pot French Dip sandwiches is the perfect answer to a help yourself, hot and hearty meal!
Short-cut recipes are the best, right? Even the cheapest beef roast comes out tender and juicy after it’s been slow-cooked in a savory broth seasoned with garlic and onions. Scoop the roast beef into a sturdy bread for dipping, but make sure there are plenty of napkins. French dip can be deliciously messy!
Crock Pot French Dip Recipe
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Slow Cooker French Dip
- Also known as a beef dip, French dip sandwiches are the answer to game day spreads when appetites are bigger than average! They are meaty and filling, just add a few sides, and enjoy the game.
- Set it and forget it! The Crockpot makes this recipe super easy with minimal prep and clean-up.
French Dip Recipe Ingredients
Don’t worry about expensive roasts, let the beef stock and seasonings transform even the toughest cut of beef.
ROAST – Chuck roast, rump roast, or shoulder will do. Cuts with lots of marbled fat will produce the most flavor and make a rich, soup base for dipping.
BREAD – The bread is important. Choose bread that is dense enough to hold the shredded meat and a fair amount of dip. French rolls, hoagie rolls, a crusty baguette, even Kaiser rolls or onion burger rolls will work.
EXTRAS – French Dip is perfect just the way it is, BUT, set out a few slices of Swiss or Provolone cheese, some sliced red onions, or sliced jalapenos for those who want a little extra!
How To Make Crock Pot French Dip
Fail proof and always a hit, this recipe is so easy to make:
- Season the beef (as per recipe below) and place it with all the ingredients (except the bread) in the slow cooker.
- Cook on low until the meat is tender. Shred the meat and return it to the slow cooker.
- Split bread lengthwise (do not cut all the way through) and toast them under the broiler.
- Scoop generous portions of roast beef in each sandwich and serve with small bowls of au jus sauce for dipping.
What to Serve with French Dip?
Buffet-style meals need sides that are self-service! Here are some tasty apps, sides, and desserts that everyone will love! Try some Quick Pickled Beets or some Fried Tortellini. Go for classic Air Fryer Frozen Fries, and a fun Strawberry Fluff Salad, or a colorful Mediterranean Pasta Salad. And don’t forget to offer an assortment of sweet treats like these Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroon Cookies, or some Lemon Orange Cake. Try some Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake, or make these Monster Magic Cookie Bars as a little something for the kids!
- For extra flavorful toasted bread, rub the toasted sections with a clove of garlic, or use store-bought garlic bread baguettes.
- For a thicker au jus, make a slurry by combining equal amounts of corn starch and cold water in a small jar. Shake the jar until the slurry is fully mixed. Slowly add to the broth until desired thickness is achieved.
Easy Slow Cooked Dinner Ideas!
- Slow Cooker Balsamic Roast Beef – on a bun or over mashed potatoes.
- Sweet And Spicy Crock Pot Ribs Recipe – 15 minute prep.
- Crock Pot Italian Beef (Sandwiches) – so delicious.
- Crockpot Meatloaf – perfect weeknight meal.
- Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs– creamy and delish!
Slow Cooker French Dip Recipe
- 3 ½ pounds chuck roast or rump roast
- 24 ounces beef stock or broth, low sodium preferred
- 1 large onion thinly sliced
- ¼ cup soy sauce low sodium
- 2 cloves garlic minced, OR 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 8 french rolls
- Season beef with salt & black pepper. Place all ingredients except for bread in the slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 5-6 hours, or until meat is very tender.
- When ready to serve, shred meat, place back into liquid in slow cooker until ready to plate.
- Slice bread lengthwise and lightly toast under the broiler.
- Place generous portions of shredded meat inside the bread.
- Ladle about ½ cup of the juices into a small bowl. Serve along side the bread and meat for dipping.
- Nutrition calculated without French rolls.
- Also delicious served with fries and a steamed fresh green vegetable such as broccoli.
- Rub toasted sections of bread with a clove of garlic for extra flavor!
- Thicken au jus if desired by making a slurry (equal amounts corn starch and cold water, mixed in a jar) Add just enough slurry to the broth until desired thickness is achieved.