Slow Cooker French Dip

about the recipe

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to whip up an unforgettable meal without spending hours in the kitchen? Look no further than the slow cooker French dip! This iconic sandwich boasts tender beef piled high on soft, fluffy rolls with melty cheese. The secret ingredient that sets this dish apart from other sandwiches is its delectable jus made with savory herbs and spices that simmer for hours in your slow cooker. Whether it’s a weeknight family dinner or a simple gathering of friends, this crockpot French dip will satisfy everyone’s cravings while packing a big flavor punch.


– 2-3 pounds chuck roast beef eye round roast, rump roast, or picanha roast – 1 tablespoon sea salt – ½ teaspoon black pepper – 2 tablespoons butter – 1 large onion sliced thin – 1 tablespoon sugar – 1 clove garlic – 3-4 springs fresh thyme – 4 ½ cups beef broth – 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce – For Serving – 6 - 8 hoagie rolls – 12 slices swiss cheese – Horseradish mayonnaise or mayonnaise optional

– Sprinkle the roast with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat and add the butter. Add the roast and cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, until brown.

– Transfer the meat to your slow cooker.

– Add the onion to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the sugar and add garlic. Cook for 1 more minute. Transfer the onion to the slow cooker on top of the meat. Add the thyme, broth, and Worcestershire sauce to your slow cooker.

– Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours, until the beef is tender.

– Transfer the roast to a cutting board. Strain the jus, reserving the onions for the sandwiches if you like.

– lace the juice in a gravy boat or bowl. – Let the meat rest for 15 minutes, and then shred. – Toast your hoagie rolls and spread with mayonaise.

– Divide the meat between the buns and top with the cheese. – Heat under the broiler for 2 minutes, until the cheese melts. – Serve with the warm jus.