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Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches Dinner for Two

Crockpot French Dip Sandwich dipping into Au Jus

Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches have tender and juicy beef roast and onions cooked long and slow and served on hoagie sandwich rolls with broiled 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 spreads horseradish sauce all over his sandwich and absolutely loves it that way. Win win!

How to make Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches:

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Sprinkle the roast with the salt and black pepper on both sides.

Place the beef in a 4 quart slow cooker crockpot. Click for a 4 quart crockpot.

seasoned chuck roast in a crockpot

Cut the onion into slices.

onion sliced on a cutting board

Place the onions over the beef in the slow cooker.

onions added to crockpot

Add the French onion soup, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, minced garlic, and thyme.

french onion soup, worcestershire, bay leaf, garlic, and thyme added to crockpot

Cover the crockpot and cook on LOW for 8 hours.

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

two forks shredding cooked beef

Preheat the broiler on high heat.

Place the hoagie rolls, split open, on a baking sheet.

two hoagie sandwich rolls split on a baking sheet

Fill the sandwich rolls with shredded beef.

shredded roast beef added to hoagie rolls

Use tongs to get onions from the crockpot and place on top of the beef.

cooked onions added to hoagie rolls

Top with provolone cheese slices, using 2 slices per sandwich.

provolone cheese added on top of onions

Broil open-faced for about 3 – 5 minutes, until cheese is nicely melted. Watch closely.

Two Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches with Au Jus

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

Serve the sandwiches with the Au Jus for dipping.

Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches

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Yield: Serves 2

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle roast with salt and black pepper on both sides.
  2. Place the beef in a 4 quart slow cooker crockpot. Click for a 4 quart crockpot.
  3. Cut onion into slices.
  4. Add onions to slow cooker along with French onion soup, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, minced garlic, and thyme.
  5. Cover crockpot and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  6. Remove meat from crockpot and place in a bowl. Use a fork to shred it.
  7. Preheat broiler on high heat.
  8. Place hoagie rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Open oagie rolls and fill with shredded beef and onions from crockpot.
  10. Top with provolone cheese slices, using 2 slices per sandwich.
  11. Broil open-faced for about 3 - 5 minutes, until cheese is nicely melted. Watch closely.
  12. Ladle Au Jus liquid from crockpot into two individual dipping bowls.
  13. Serve sandwiches with Au Jus for dipping.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1191Total Fat: 68gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 262mgSodium: 2145mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 89g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Sarah Klinetobe

Monday 11th of May 2020

My husband and I have tried a LOT of French Dip recipes because it's his favorite. I'm so glad we found your recipe because it is by far the best. This will now be our go to. So flavorful and delicious. Thank you so much, Zona!!!

Zona

Tuesday 12th of May 2020

Sarah, that is an incredible compliment! Thank you very much :)

Erin L

Friday 26th of January 2018

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

Zona

Friday 26th of January 2018

Erin, I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thank you :)

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