Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

This is the time of year when simple slow cooker meals like these French dip sandwiches are a real lifesaver. If you’ve ever had multiple holiday concerts at different schools on the same night, you know exactly what I’m talking about! Those are the days when it’s so nice to have a home cooked meal ready that can be eaten as everyone comes and goes.

This is one of our all-time favorite sandwiches, so I make it year-round. There aren’t a lot of fancy ingredients, but the beef and dipping sauce are so flavorful. And then there’s the melted cheese–you can never go wrong with melted cheese! I love easy meals like this one that I know will satisfy the whole family.

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
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Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 (3-4 lb.) beef roast (chuck or rump roasts shred well)
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 envelope Au Jus gravy mix
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 8 crusty sub buns
  • 8 slices Provolone or Swiss cheese
  1. Season roast with salt and pepper and place in slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine onion soup mix, au jus mix and beef broth. Pour over roast.
  3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 5-7 hours.
  4. Remove roast from slow cooker and shred.
  5. Preheat broiler.
  6. Slice sub buns in half lengthwise and arrange on a large baking sheet.
  7. Top the bottom buns with shredded beef. Top with sliced cheese.
  8. Cook sandwiches under broiler until cheese is melted and buns are toasted, 2-3 minutes.
  9. Ladle the juice from the slow cooker into small bowls and use for dipping sandwiches. If desired, pour the juices through a mesh strainer before serving.

Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Life in the Lofthouse.



  1. I love a good French Dip!

  2. You know what flashed through my mind as I read this post?

    The recipe serves 8.
    There are 5 in your family.
    Thus, there must be 3 leftover sandwiches.
    And if I start driving now, maybe I can make it to Fort Collins, show up on your doorstep, and claim one of those 3 before anyone else eats them.


  3. And I think I just found what we are eating for Christmas Eve!! Thank you….looks so good!

  4. Was this really salty?

  5. I made these tonight and it was delicious!! I don’t often use packaged things, but it came out really good. It was a little bit salty, but I love that. It was the perfect french dip! Something we’ll be having more often. Thanks!

  6. All 6 of our kids are coming home next week. Our daughter and hubby adopted a newborn girl 4 months ago. She is being sealed to them next week. It will be a great week at the Harris house. We will need plenty of food (kids are always hungry when they come home). This recipe looks like it could become a family favorite. I will try it!

  7. I love French Dip sandwiches – they are one of my go-to comfort foods and always makes me satisfied! Pinning!

  8. These look so good! I love using my slow cooker, too!
    Thanks for the fab recipe – pinning!

  9. This was so yummy. I made it tonight. It was a hit. Going to add this to my favorites

  10. I’m making this tonight for my family, but before I add cheese and pop them in the broiler I’m gonna top the sandwiches with a little bit of sauteed onions and mushrooms. So excited to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

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