Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

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3 minutes
April 28, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

Dipping sauce, hands-off cooking, great leftovers: These are all reasons to love these tasty Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches.

Dipping sauce, hands-off cooking, great leftovers: These are all reasons to love these tasty Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches. #slowcooker #crockpot #frenchdip #beef #sandwich #aujus

Are you ready for a dinner treat? This recipe is as much about the sauce as the roast beef. This au jus is so richly flavored and delicious, I could just have it with bread and be a happy camper!

I do recommend choosing a fairly lean or easy-to-trim roast for this recipe. When I tried using a pretty marbled chuck roast, the meat and au jus came out way too greasy for my taste. Otherwise, the recipe is pretty foolproof. Lean meat can get a bit dry with slow cooking, but the sauce and cheese (if you are using it) really makes up for that.

If you try these crockpot french dips, I’d love to see yours! Post a photo on Instagram and tag me @wearychef. I always love to see what you are cooking? Enjoy!

Dipping sauce, hands-off cooking, great leftovers: These are all reasons to love these tasty Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches. #slowcooker #crockpot #frenchdip #beef #sandwich #aujus

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Dipping sauce, hands-off cooking, great leftovers: These are all reasons to love these tasty Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches. #slowcooker #crockpot #frenchdip #beef #sandwich #aujus

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

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This easy slow cooker recipe creates tender beef for sandwiches with a rich dipping sauce.

  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


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  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • coarsely ground pepper to taste
  • 3 pounds lean beef roast
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 46 crusty sandwich rolls
  • sliced provolone cheese optional


  1. In your crockpot, whisk together soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, chili powder, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and a few grinds of black pepper. Place roast into slow cooker, and flip meat to coat all sides with the soy sauce mixture. Add 1 c. water and bay leaves. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.
  2. Before serving, remove roast from slow cooker. Shred meat with two forks, removing any remaining pieces of fat. Set shredded meat aside.
  3. Pour broth through wire mesh strainer into bowl or glass measuring cup for easier pouring.
  4. Cut sandwich rolls in half lengthwise, and fill with shredded beef. If desired, place a slice of provolone on top of the meat, and heat the open sandwich under the broiler for 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted. Assemble sandwich, and cut in half diagonally for easier dipping. Serve with dipping bowl of au jus.


Adapted from a recipe by Giselle at

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 360
  • Category: Main
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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


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Tess Brist
10 years ago

Made it twice, both times it was a huge hit! Very tasty, very simple!

10 years ago

I’m so glad you like it, Tess! Thanks for taking the time to come back to let me know :)

10 years ago

Could I use choice top round roast?

10 years ago

Hi, Chelsea. I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, but I think that would work! It will probably cook pretty quickly, so you might need to reduce the cooking time. Good luck!

Trish - Mom On Timeout
10 years ago

These sandwiches look delish Andi! Pinned!

10 years ago

Thank you, Trish! It’s nice to see you over in my neck of the woods :)

Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats
10 years ago

These looks amazing! I adore anything made in a Crock Pot!

10 years ago

Thanks, Julie! I need to make these again soon. Nice to see you in my neck of the woods :)

Mary Roy
10 years ago

What did you use for the cut of meat.
Thank you
Mary Roy

10 years ago

Hi, Mary. I had good results with an eye of round roast. When I tried it with chuck roast, it came out way too oily for my taste. Thanks so much for your visit!

The Well Floured Kitchen
11 years ago

Looks Delicious. Love easy weeknight meals, going on our menu plan this week. Pinned !

11 years ago

Thank you, Sherri! I love easy meals any night of the week ;) Please come back to let me know you you like it!

Lisa@ Cooking with Curls
11 years ago

I cannot wait to try this French Dip Andi, it looks amazing!!

11 years ago

Thanks, Lisa! I was happy to eat for lunch two days in a row so I could take photos :)

amie latterman
11 years ago

Tried this tonight… big hit! Everybody ate it without complaint; a rare event. Good one!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Amie! I’m so glad you guys liked it, and thank you for letting me know :)

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