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Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Tenderest roast beef on a crispy french roll with melted provolone dipped in savory sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 458kcal


  • 5 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 3 onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup homemade french onion soup mix see link in blog post
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 6 oz red wine
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 French rolls
  • sliced provolone cheese


  • Caramelize the onions by cooking them on medium low heat in 3 Tbs butter until deep brown. (this can take awhile, but prep your other ingredients while you're waiting)
  • Salt and pepper the roast on both sides and place in the slow cooker.
  • Add soup mix, broth, wine, garlic and caramelized onions.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours (or longer)
  • Reserve about 3 cups or so of the juices, let it stand in a bowl for 10 minutes, skim off fat.
  • Shred the beef with 2 forks, it should be very tender. Return it back to the slow cooker.
  • Slice the rolls and butter them, place under the broiler for a few minutes until golden.
  • Pile some beef on the bottom part of the roll and top with a slice of cheese, return to the broiler to melt the cheese.
  • Cover with the top of the bun and serve immediately with au jus for dipping.


Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 9mg