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Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches Recipe for Two

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.

Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches

 

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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!

 

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

 

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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Crockpot French Dip Sandwich Recipe for Two - small batch serves 2
Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 15 mins
 
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.
Course: Date Night, Dinner, Game Day, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: crockpot slow cooker french dip sandwiches, french dip sandwiches for two
Servings: 2
Calories: 839 kcal
Author: Zona
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 here 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 here 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.
Nutrition Facts
Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 839 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 1636mg 68%
Potassium 978mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 63g 126%
Vitamin A 10.4%
Vitamin C 6.3%
Calcium 49%
Iron 90.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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. #FrenchDip #FrenchDipSandwiches #DinnerForTwo #beef #AuJus #LunchForTwo #DateNight

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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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