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Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches Recipe for Two

Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches

Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches have tender and juicy beef roast and onions cooked long and slow and served on a toasted hoagie with melted provolone cheese. The cooking broth makes an awesome Au Jus for dipping. This is an easy small batch recipe perfect for lunch or dinner for two.

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I LOVE French dip sandwiches but my husband isn’t a big fan of dipping his into the Au Jus, so instead, he spread horseradish sauce all over his sandwich and absolutely loved it that way. Win win!

How to make Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches:

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Click here for a medium skillet.

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Sprinkle the roast with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and cook on both sides until seared, about 2 or 3 minutes per side.

Crockpot French Dip Sandwich Recipe for Two - sear beef in skillet on both sides

Leave the skillet heating on medium heat and transfer the beef to a slow cooker crockpot. Click here for a 4 quart crockpot.

Cut the onion into slices and add them to the hot skillet. Cook the onions until lightly browned, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the onions to slow cooker along with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, French onion soup, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, minced garlic, and thyme.

beef roast, onions, salt, French onion soup, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, minced garlic, and thyme in a crockpot

Cover the crockpot and cook on LOW for 8 hours.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 c).

Open the hoagie rolls and line insides with cheese slices, using 2 slices per hoagie roll.

Place the rolls on a baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes, until cheese is nicely melted.

Remove the meat from the crockpot and place in a bowl. Use a fork to shred it.

Ladle the Au Jus liquid from the crockpot into individual dipping bowls.

To serve, stuff each hoagie with beef and onions and serve with the Au Jus for dipping.

Crockpot French Dip Sandwich Recipe for Two

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Yield: 2 servings

Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches

Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches

Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches have tender and juicy beef roast and onions cooked long and slow and served on a toasted hoagie with melted provolone cheese. The cooking broth makes an awesome Au Jus for dipping. This is an easy small batch recipe perfect for lunch or dinner for two.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound boneless chuck roast (trimmed of excess fat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 can French onion soup, or beef broth (14.5 oz)
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 clove jarred minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 large hoagie rolls
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Click for a medium skillet.
  2. Sprinkle the roast with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and cook on both sides until seared, about 2 or 3 minutes per side.
  3. Leave the skillet heating on medium heat and transfer the beef to a slow cooker crockpot. Click for a 4 quart crockpot.
  4. Cut the onion into slices and add them to the hot skillet. Cook the onions until lightly browned, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the onions to slow cooker along with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, French onion soup, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, minced garlic, and thyme.
  6. Cover the crockpot and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 c).
  8. Open the hoagie rolls and line insides with cheese slices, using 2 slices per hoagie roll.
  9. Place the rolls on a baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes, until cheese is nicely melted.
  10. Remove the meat from the crockpot and place in a bowl. Use a fork to shred it.
  11. Ladle the Au Jus liquid from the crockpot into individual dipping bowls.
  12. To serve, stuff each hoagie with beef and onions and serve with the Au Jus for dipping.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 839 Saturated Fat: 21g Cholesterol: 195mg Sodium: 1636mg Carbohydrates: 40g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 7g Protein: 63g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Erin L
    January 26, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    These sandwiches we’re fabulous! I didn’t have 8hours so I cooked it on high instead. I’m sure this would be even better if I actually followed your directions. Next time!
    (And there will be a next time). Thanks k you for sharing!

    Erin

    • Reply
      Zona
      January 26, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Erin, I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Thank you 🙂

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