This Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches recipe features chewy French rolls filled with tender juicy, shredded roast and are dipped into the pot roast au jus.
Many people think of making Crock Pot recipes in the winter, but I am more of a year-round slow cooker gal. I like that my Crock Pot doesn’t heat up my house in the summer like an oven does. Things are busy in all the seasons and it’s always nice to have a delicious meal that is already cooked when dinner time rolls around.
These Slow Cooker French Dip sandwiches have chewy French rolls fill with tender, juicy shredded beef and are amazing when dipped into the pot roast au jus dip! This has been one of our favorite family recipe for many, many years.
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Where is the Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the sandwiches, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe and sharing a short video showing the recipe in motion. But you can go directly to the recipes by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
How To Make French Dip Sandwiches:
Step One: Make The Roast
Put a 3-4 pound roast into a 6-quart slow cooker and sprinkle it with a packet of zesty Italian dressing mix . You can rub it into the roast if you want or just use a spoon or fork to spread it around.
Then, flip the roast over and sprinkle the other side with the second packet of dressing mix. Pour the beef broth in around the roast, put the cover on and cook it on low for 6-8 hours, or until tender.
* Every slow cooker is different so cooking times may vary
Step Two: Prepare The Sandwich and Au Jus
In order to easily transfer roast into the dinner rolls, use to forks to shred the meat. Divide the juice or pot roast drippings from the slow cooker into small bowls. Dip the French dip sandwiches into the drippings.
For an added crunch place the dinner rolls on a pan in the oven and warm them up. Slice them in half and fill them up with the shredded roast.
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches FAQ’s
1. How can I make a gravy if I want my au jus to be thicker? You can follow the recipe in THIS POST for making pot roast gravy.
2. What can I add to dress up the sandwiches? Adding sliced onions, mushrooms and/or cheese can make it an extra special sandwich.
3. I can’t find the zesty Italian dressing mix what else can I use? You can use the original Italian dressing mix instead.
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- 3-4 pound beef roast top round, bottom round, or chuck
- 2 packets zesty Italian dressing mix or use original
- 1 cup beef broth
- 10 French dinner rolls
- Put the roast in a 6-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with one packet of zesty Italian dressing mix. Flip the roast over and sprinkle the other side with the second packet of dressing mix. Pour the beef broth in around the roast.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until tender. Shred the roast with two forks.
- Toast the French dinner rolls in the oven, cut them in half and fill with the shredded roast.
- Divide the juice from the slow cooker into small bowls and dip the sandwiches in the pot roast au jus.
Remember slow cookers vary so your cooking time may vary. See blog post for additional tips and ideas.
Photo from original post.