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An easy recipe for Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches! These are filled with tender and flavorful beef, melty cheese and a beefy au jus for dipping! | www.countrysidecravings.com
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins
 

An easy recipe for Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches! These are filled with tender and flavorful beef, melty cheese and a beefy au jus for dipping!

Course: Beef, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy french dip sandwich, French Dip
Servings: 8
Calories: 417 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 1 (3½ pound) (105kg) chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat
  • 3 cups (710ml) beef stock
  • 1 small to medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • tablespoon bouillon (I like better than bouillon brand) or 5 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 french rolls or hoagie buns or something similar
  • 18-24 slices provolone cheese (I use 3 slices per sandwich)
Instructions
  1. Place roast in bottom of slow cooker. Top with sliced onion and minced garlic. In a small bowl combine the stock, bullion and worcestershire sauce. Pour over beef. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.

  2. If you choose not to strain the au jus you can just shred the meat right in the slow cooker otherwise remove meat and shred. Strain au jus then return shredded meat and strained au jus to the slow cooker to keep warm.
  3. When ready to assemble the sandwiches give the meat a little squeeze with your hands to drain off some of the liquid (that way the bottom of the sandwich doesn't become to soggy before you're ready to eat it) and place on your buns. Top each sandwich with 3 slices of cheese. Place sandwiches on a baking tray then broil until cheese is melted. Serve with au jus.
Recipe Notes
  1. If I have time I like to sear the meat before placing in the slow cooker. It adds a lot of flavor! 
  2. I recommend only cooking this on low for the 8 hours to achieve really tender beef.
  3. Freezer Friendly: Place completely cooled meat into a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the refirgerator and reheat as desired. 
  4. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 1052mg46%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 554IU11%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 499mg50%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.