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Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Turn an ordinary roast into an AMAZING sandwich with the help of the slow cooker.


  • 3 lb beef chuck roast trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 large onions, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tbs dry minced onions
  • 1 Tbs beef bouillon (3 bouillon cubes)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf


  • 6 Rolls - as hearty as you can find
  • 6 slices provolone cheese


Preparing the Slow Cooker Ingredients:

  • Heat olive oil in a pan.  Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper and cook in a non-stick skillet for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Slice onions thin, and mince garlic, and add to now empty skillet, cook for about 3-5 minutes, until slightly browned.
  • Add to slow cooker along with all the slow cooker ingredients.  Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • When done, remove roast from slow cooker and shred.  Return to the slow cooker for another 1-2 hours.

Bake Your Buns:

  • Before ready to serve, butter the inside of your buns.  You can also sprinkle with garlic powder or garlic salt if you want - and I always want! 
  • Bake at 375 degrees for about 5 minutes.  Spoon the meat/onion mixture onto the bottom of the buns.  Add onions to the sandwiches if desired.
  • Cover with cheese and bake until cheese is melty.  

Preparing Your Au Jus:

  • Take the liquid left in the slow cooker pour some into little dipping bowls.