These French Dip Sandwiches are the absolute best and extremely simple to make. Let the slow cooker do all the work and have a meal that everyone will enjoy!
Yesterday, being the end of a weekend, I was feeling rather lazy and definitely not in the mood to cook. I decided to take a roast out in the morning, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. After searching through my pantry and finding a few ingredients, I threw the roast in my slow cooker and moved on with my day.
Being that this is what I would call a “shortcut” version, prep was simple and easy. I used a package of au jus mix, onion mix, and beef broth to create this flavorful recipe and by dinnertime, not only did my house smell wonderful, but we all (kids included) scraped our plates clean. I think my kids favorite part was the dipping sauce. There’s something about dipping your food in a liquid that appeals to children, right?!
If you’re not really into using the mixes called for in this recipe, feel free to make this version (https://thecookinchicks.com/2017/07/slow-cooker-french-dip-sandwiches/) instead as it is more “from scratch”. Both versions are just as tasty, one just requires a few minutes less of work, which on busy days (or lazy, lol), sometimes its warranted!
When serving these, be sure to ladle the sauce into cups for dipping!
I served ours with fruit and fries, but the leftovers (which will be dinner tonight), I plan on serving veggies and fruit to balance it out a bit!
Hope you enjoy!!
The BEST Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
- 1 beef roast (3-4lbs)
- 1 envelope onion soup mix (I use Lipton)
- 1 packet au jus gravy mix
- 4 cups beef broth
- 8 sub buns
- 8 slices provolone cheese
- Season your roast with salt and pepper.
- Place roast in bottom of slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, combine the onion soup mix, Au Jus gravy mix, and beef broth.
- Pour mixture evenly over roast.
- Place lid on slow cooker and allow to cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for about 4 hours.
- Shred meat using two forks.
- Cut buns in half lengthwise and scoop meat onto bottom slice.
- Place one piece of provolone cheese on top (I tore the cheese in half and placed the two halves on the bread to cover sandwich better).
- Turn on your broiler and place sandwiches under broiler for about 2-3 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
- Place top slice of bread on top to create sandwich.
- Ladle liquid from slow cooker into small bowls and serve aside sandwiches for dipping.
Here is the Lipton Onion Soup Mix I use https://amzn.to/2MoOq1u
Here is the Au Jus Gravy Mix I use https://amzn.to/2vIwSnz