Crock Pot French Dip Sandwich

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Tender and juicy Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches make a fantastic meal for lunch or dinner. The meat is slow cooked for hours and then served on a toasted hoagie with melted provolone. Eat with a side of the salty cooking broth for dipping and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches

I’ve been using my crock pot a couple times a week since fall started y’all. There’s just no easier way to make a meal. And food that has been slow cooked all day develops a flavor that’s hard to mimic. This Crock Pot French Dip Sandwich is one of my favorite slow cooker meals ever.

It doesn’t hurt that it’s served on a toasty bun with melted cheese. It’s truly one of the most fabulous sandwiches ever.

Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches - so flavorful!

I had a chance to meet Cris of Recipes that Crock this past weekend. Talk about a sweet gal. If you’re ever short on crock pot inspiration, check out Recipes That Crock for tons of ideas. I think she’s cooked everything imaginable in a slow cooker.

You can also follow my Crock Pot Pinterest Board for recipes. I pin crock pot recipes from tons of different blogs and websites.

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If you’re in the market for a new crock pot, check out the recommendations from Cris. She knows her crock pots. I’ll be in the market for a new one soon. I think I’ve had mine for going on 2 decades. I’m leaning towards the Hamilton Beach Stovetop Slow Cooker. It’s the kind that you can cook with on the stove top so you don’t have to dirty an extra pan if you have to sear something first.

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich - so easy and flavorful!

I know most people use their crock pot to cook during the day while they are at work, but I’m a night time cooker. I’d much rather be in the kitchen late at night than early in the morning. I’ll get everything in the crock pot before I go to bed and hopefully remember to turn it on. Have you had that happen too? This recipe does fine on LOW for 9-10 hours. Then in the morning, I transfer the contents of the crockpot to a bowl and refrigerate. Later, I reheat it for lunch or dinner.

Crock Pot French Dip Sandwich #slowcooker
After 10 hours in the crockpot, the roast is unbelievably tender and succulent and so nicely flavored from the garlic, onion, thyme, and beef broth. If you like your French Dip broth really salty, add an extra tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce or even some soy sauce.

Serve this fall apart meat on a toasted hoagie with a plentiful amount of melted provolone (you could also use Swiss or even Monterey Jack) and a side of cooking broth for dipping. You won’t believe the oohs and ahs you’ll hear.

There’s nothing like a fall apart meat for a fall dinner 🙂


Crock Pot French Dip Sandwich


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Crock Pot French Dip Sandwich

Crock Pot French Dip Sandwich

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 396kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Tender and juicy meat cooked long and slow and served on a toasted hoagie with melted cheese. Dip in extra cooking broth for an out of this world sandwich.
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  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3-pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2 cups beef broth (1 can is fine)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 hoagie rolls
  • 12 slices Provolone cheese


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper and cook until seared on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer to a slow cooker.
  • Add onions to the skillet and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  • Add onions to crock pot along with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, garlic and thyme. Cover and cook on LOW for 9-10 hours.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cut rolls in half and line insides with cheese slices, using 2 slices per hoagie roll. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes, until cheese is nicely melted.
  • Remove the meat from the crock pot and place in a bowl. Use a fork to shred it.
  • To serve, stuff each hoagie with beef and onions and serve with cooking liquid.


Calories: 396kcal

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50 thoughts on “Crock Pot French Dip Sandwich

  1. Making this tonight! First time… I was intimidated at first but I love how easy you made the recipe. It only been in my slow cooker for about 45 mins and the whole entire house smells AMAZING. I’m excited THANKS FOR SHARING!!! 🙂

  2. What a DELISH and easy recipe! I made a few changes of my own (I always do, I can’t help myself lol) I salted and peppered my roast, then browned it. I used one can of French onion soup, one can of beef consumme, a stick of butter, sliced onion and a few Pepperoncinis. Cooked it in my crock pot on high for 4 hours and omg it was sooo amazing! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  3. I have this in my crock pot right now since 8 am so it’s ready for dinner time! It smells heavenly and we cannot wait time dog in! I’m serving on a toast ciabatta bun with Monterey Jack cheese !!

  4. Am I able to do this recipe in the Instapot? I’m still learning how to use mine but what I’ve made so far have been great. I would love to try this but in half the time. Any suggestions from anyone?

    1. Hey what is the answer to this? I would like to do high for 6 hours. Is this possible? Also, should the meat be fully covered or should I be randomly putting spoon fulls of liquid on the top?

      1. I cooked 8 hours on high & it came out perfect. I also used on cam if beef consommé and 1 can of beef broth so it was fully covered.

  5. Can you cook this on high in the crock pot or does it have to be cooked on low? Just realized how long it takes and wanted to make it tonight but wouldn’t eat until 9pm!

  6. This was absolutely wonderful. I did it exactly as written except used top round. After 10 hr in crockpot it was tough. Transferred to my pressure cooker 27 mins. Sliced it omg delicious. Having it for company tomorrow but had to try it.

  7. Made this and it was amazing! By far the best beef dip recipe I’ve used, and the fact its made in a slow cooker is an added bonus. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  8. I have this in the crockpot right now, and the aroma is heavenly! If it tastes as good as it smells, I’ve got a winner! I’ll be back later with the results.

  9. I made these today. I did add extra Worcestershire sauce to the au jus. I also added in thick cut mushrooms in the beginning for a little added “meat” It was delish!!

  10. I used a boneless bottom roast (not as greasy) and this was delicious. Probably will add an additional tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce as suggested for us salt lovers next time.

  11. I tried this recipe yesterday for having people over to watch the playoffs. FANTASTIC! Such an easy and flavorful mix. This will definitely be replacing my usual pulled-pork in the Crock Pot for a while. The only difference between this recipe and my finished product were the onions. They melted away. I even added two more halfway through. But I dare not complain, I know it just added to the overall flavor. GREAT RECIPE!!!!!!!!

    1. Does any one know when I cook this during the night and put it in the fridge if I can reheat it in crock pot and for how long on low/high

  12. I love crock pot meals too and have been using it nonstop lately. Oooh and I was looking into getting a stovetop one too – if you do get that one, please let us know how you like it since I’d love to know too 🙂
    These look delicious! I love the idea of cooking them overnight – I’ve got to try that next time!

  13. I’ve been using my crockpot a ton over the last few weeks too! I use it all year round but definitely more than anything during the fall / winter! This sounds delicious! And I really should try using it overnight … I don’t know why I never really think to do that!

  14. Crockpot recipes are just the best, especially during this time of year. I love French dip sandwiches, I need to try my hand at them with this recipe now!

  15. Such an amazing, delicious looking sandwich, I am inspired to plug in my crock pot and get to cooking. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  16. I have problems with my slow cooker because I have a hard time thinking about cooking in the morning too — so true! I normally chop everything up so I can just dump it in the AM, but I love your idea to set it up the night before. No pressure whatsoever during the day! This is gonna happen soon. 🙂

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