SLOW COOKER FRENHC DIP SANDWICHES ARE INCREDIBLY JUICY, TENDER AND SO FLAVORFUL. PERFECT FOR A DELICIOUS DINNER AND THE BEST QUICK AND EASY PARTY FOOD.
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are so easy to make and they are so unbelievably delicious. The meat is tender and juicy from soaking all the flavors and cooking for so long in a nice mixture of onion soup, beef consommé, herbs and spices. The sauce is very good for dipping the sandwiches in, I am ready to actually top it with some melted cheese and eat it like a soup. The Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are perfect to make for a quick night dinner or when you have company. You add everything to the slow cooker and forget about it until ready to serve. Topped with melted swiss cheese on fluffy white bread these Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are fantastic!
Why You’ll Love These Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches:
- Very easy to make with minimal prep work, you add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and wait for it to work it’s magic
- A hearty and delicious meal that can be served as a weeknight dinner
- Perfect party food, with minimal prep work you can entertain more and cook less
- Perfect to feed a crown with minimal prep work and cooking
- You will have delicious leftovers the next day
Tips and Tricks to make the perfect Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches:
- Use grass-fed, organic meat if possible, grass-fed meet tends to be extra tender, which is perfect in this recipe
- You can use a chuck roast or round roast, the chuck roast has a more fat so it will be more tender and juicy. I also use round roast sometimes, just because I want a leaner meat and to cut on the fat. Note that the round roast will be a little drier, so you will have to shred the meat and let it in the slow cooker for another hour to absorb all the juices.
- Brown the beef – it will improve the texture and taste and also will lock in all the delicious flavors
- The beer can be replaced wit non alcoholic beer or beef broth
- Store the beef after cooking in a large airtight container in the fridge, make sure that the beef is at least partially covered by the sauce so it doesn’t dry out
- If you can’t find beef consommé you can replace it with low sodium beef broth
Love Slow Cooker Recipes? I have some delicious ones! Check them here:
- Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs – so tender that they fall of the bone!
- Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham with Orange Glaze – made with lots of fresh orange zest, this ham is full of flavor
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup – such an easy recipe, you literally just add everything to the slow cooker and you are done
- Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Red Wine – RED WINE, need I say more?
- Creamy Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup – perfect on a rainy day!
- Slow Cooker Beef Stew – such a delicious family dinner, and can be made for special occasions too
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala – skip the takeout with this crazy good meal! Its a favorite in our house!
- Slow Cooker Corn Chowder with Bacon – the epitome of comfort food, sweet, creamy and BACON!
- Slow Cooker Apple Cider – you will never buy store bought again!
- Slow Cooker Apple Pudding Cake – best feeling when you have dessert slowly cooking and waiting for you!
Tools/ingredients that I used to make the Best Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches:
- Crockpot – very reasonably prices and definitely a kitchen must have if you are busy.
- Dried Thyme – I like to have dried thyme on hand for many recipes, including different rubs and marinades, it adds a nice flavor
- Garlic Powder – no recipe in my house is made without garlic, unless we are talking about cake. Garlic powder is versatile and it will add a lot of flavor to your main dishes. Also, it’s a must have if you are cooking Slow Cooker Soups as fresh garlic will get all mush after so many hours of cooking.
- Onion Powder – great to have on hand to season main dishes and also to make meat rubs
- Dried Oregano – I love this organic brand, it’s perfect to use in rubs and adds a nice flavor to meat centered dishes
- Bay Leaves – I like using bay leaves in my recipes, they add a nice flavor, I always use them in soups and stews
- Beef Consommé – great for cooking condensed soup, can be used in a lot of recipes, adds a very nice flavor
- French Onion Soup – so great in this recipe, it has actual pieces of onions that add so much flavor
- Worcestershire Sauce – definitely a specialty ingredient that it’s great to have on hand for beef recipes
- Beef Broth – I always use organic in recipes, it also adds a tone of flavor, you can replace the beef consommé with beef broth if you don’t have any on hand
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are incredibly juicy, tender and so flavorful. Perfect for a delicious dinner and the best quick and easy party food.
- 3 lb beef chuck roast trimmed of excess fat or round beef roast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 10.5 oz cans beef consommé
- 2 10.5 oz cans french onion soup
- 1 12 oz bottle of beer you can use non alcoholic too
- 10 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon dark molasses
- ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1½ tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 3 bay leaves
- 6 French rolls or hoagie buns
- 12 slices provolone cheese
- 2 tablespoons freshly parsley chopped
Add olive oil to a large nonstick skillet and heat over medium heat.
Sear beef on all sides until lightly golden - brown. For about 1-2 minutes per side.
Using tongs, carefully transfer beef to the slow cooker and top with all SAUCE ingredients. Gently stir everything to combine.
Cook beef on low for 8 hours. After 8 hours shred the beef and continue cooking for another 1 hour on low.
TIP: For best results, after 4 hours of cooking, turn beef on the other side for the rest of the cooking. After 8 hours of cooking, shred beef into the sauce and cook on low for one more hour.
Cook beef on low for 8 hours. Once ready, transfer roast to a cutting board and thinly slice it across the grain.
OR: cook roast on low for 5 hours, transfer roast to a cutting board and thinly slice it across the grain. Place sliced meat back in the slow cooker and cook on low for another 2 hours.
Any remaining beef should be added to an airtight container and topped with the remaining sauce so it does not dry out. Store in the fridge for 4-6 days.
When ready to serve, remove beef from slow cooker, using a ladle and a fine mesh, strain the sauce into a large container.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Split french rolls and line them open face up on a baking tray. Top each half with beef and top beef with 2 slices of swiss cheese.
Bake for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Remove from oven, sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, and close the sandwiches.
Serve with the strained sauce for dipping.
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