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Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are incredibly juicy, filled with tender roast beef, caramelized onions, melted cheese on hoagie bread.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 659kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 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
  • tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 bay leaves

To Serve:

  • 6 French rolls or hoagie buns
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons freshly parsley chopped
  • French fried onions optional


  • 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.

Cooking tips if you are using a round beef roast:

  • 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.

Cooking tips if you are using a chuck roast:

  • Cook beef on low for 8 hours. Once ready, transfer the roast to a cutting board and thinly slice it across the grain, or you can shred the beef.
  • 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 the 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 add French fried onions if desired. Close the sandwiches.
  • Serve with the strained sauce for dipping.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1189mg | Potassium: 986mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 378mg | Iron: 12.3mg