Slow Cooker French Dip makes for an easy and tasty slow cooker dinner. Serve up as French Dip Sandwiches with delicious Au Jus dipping sauce!
Slow Cooker French Dip
When it comes to lunch, few things are better than a well-made sandwich. One of my favorite quick and easy sandwich recipes is our one for Easy French Dip Sandwiches. It’s such a delicious dish that doesn’t need much prep or attention and it’s a great way to have a delicious French Dip Sandwich without having to wait too long. However, when I’m craving something a bit closer to a proper French Dip, I’m usually making some Slow Cooker French Dip.
Between this recipe and the easy one, I’d say this is probably the best French Dip I’ve ever made. These Beef Dip Sandwiches are just so much better when they get a nice long time to slow cook- and it definitely makes the best Au Jus dipping sauce! The best part of making Slow Cooker French Dip is that you can use all sorts of different cuts of beef to make it: with the long cooking times, most cuts will still end up tender and juicy.
We love serving this Crockpot French Dip up on some good sandwich rolls with cheese and other fixings. We also think you could serve it up as a tasty slow cooker pot roast as well! However you decide to serve your French Dip, we’re certain it’ll be one of your favorite slow cooker recipes.
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Ingredients for Slow Cooker French Dip
Beef Roast – This recipe works great with plenty of different roasts and cuts!
Soy Sauce – If you’re worried about salt or sodium, you can use a low sodium soy sauce instead. Something like tamari will work as well!
How to make French Dip in slow cooker
Add all of your ingredients to the slow cooker– optionally keep herbs in a tied piece of cheesecloth. Cook on low 8-10 hours or high 5-6 hours.
Once done cooking, remove and discard herbs and then remove and either shred or slice the beef. Strain the juices to serve as an Au Jus.
Return juices and beef to slow cooker to keep warm until served. Serve as a pot roast or as French Dip Sandwiches with Au Jus dipping sauce.
Start off by adding your meat, garlic, and onion- quartered- to the crockpot or slow cooker. You can sear the roast and saute the onions in a hot pan to get some roast-y flavors but it’s not necessary. You could put the herbs in some cheesecloth and tie it off to make removing them later a bit easier. It’s not required though: keep the rosemary on the stem and it should be big enough to find later. Next, our soy sauce.
We’ll add plenty of water as well. From here, all you do is cook. You can do this on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 8-10. The longer you cook this stuff, the juicier and more tender it becomes!
Once it’s done cooking, discard the herbs and transfer the roast to a cutting board. You can shred the beef or slice it thin with a good knife. After slicing or shredding, strain the leftover juices through a cheesecloth or sieve to get an Au Jus for dipping. Transfer both the beef and the juices back to the slow cooker to keep it warm until serving.
Serve as a pot roast or as French Dip Sandwiches. Enjoy!
What is the best meat for French Dip Sandwiches?
Chuck Roast – This stuff is ribeye’s more-affordable cousin. Just the right amount of fat and marbling to give you a juicy roast and a rich Au Jus!
Rump Roast – A leaner cut that comes from a more-worked part of the cow. You’d think it wouldn’t work but, with the long cooking times of this recipe, it still gets pretty juicy and tender!
Round Roast – Rump is technically a round roast as well- from the bottom round- but top round will work too. In terms of juiciness and tenderness, it’ll probably fall between chuck and rump.
Slow Cooker French Dip
- 4 lb Beef Roast
- 1 tbsp Rosemary
- 3 Bay Leaves
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1 small Onion quartered
- 1 cup Soy Sauce
- 6 cup Water
- 8 Sub Rolls
- Bell Peppers optional
- Onions optional
- Cheese optional
- Place roast in slow cooker.
- Place rosemary and bay leaves in slow cooker. You can place them in a piece of cheesecloth and tie with string, if you want.
- Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker.
- Cook on Low for 8-10 hours.
- Remove bay leaves and rosemary and discard.
- Remove and shred beef.
- Strain juices to serve as Au Jus.
- Return everything to crock pot on warm and serve.
- Serve on rolls with cheese that has been slightly toasted under the broiler.