Juicy Delicious Crockpot French Dip

This Crockpot French Dip recipe takes little prep and makes the most delicious, tender beefy sandwiches. You just can’t beat juicy shredded beef piled high on a hard roll, topped with cheese, then dipped into a rich au jus. 

Crockpot French Dip | 2CookinMamas Crockpot French Dip takes little prep and makes the most delicious, tender beefy sandwiches. Pile high on a hard roll, top with cheese then dip. #recipe

October is finally here which means Fall is (hopefully) in the air, life is getting busy, and everyone is getting ready to bust out their slow cookers for the cooler weather. Stephanie from Sustaining the Powers celebrates “Crocktober” with an entire month of slow cooker recipes, so we’re joining together to help her kick it off .


So I thought this French Dip recipe would be a great crockpot dish to start the “Crocktober” celebration!

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Believe it or not, this recipe was given to me by my girlfriend Kathy back in 2001. Every holiday season we would have a potluck lunch at work where everyone brought something in and this was her special dish. It got rave reviews from everyone and I knew I just had to have the recipe. And it still gets rave reviews to this day from family & friends. And it’s so easy!

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In fact, most crockpot recipes are easy and they can help you get a tasty dinner on the table without a lot of fuss during the upcoming busy holiday season. Here are a few delicious options for that new crockpot!

Crockpot White Chicken ChiliCrockpot Thai PorkSlow Cooker Chicken TacosSlow Cooker Hawaiian Short Ribs

Now onto our incredible French Dip recipe. Hope you enjoy!

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
7 hrs
Total Time
7 hrs 15 mins
This recipe takes little prep and makes the most delicious, tender beefy sandwiches. You just can't beat juicy shredded beef piled high on a hard roll, topped with cheese, then dipped into a rich au jus.
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Linda Warren
  • 3-4 lbs. boneless chuck roast
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • Beef broth (about 2 cups)
  • Hoagie rolls or French bread
  • Swiss or Provolone cheese slices
  1. Trim excess fat from chuck roast. Place roast and onion in bottom of crockpot. Combine remaining ingredients except for beef broth and pour over roast.
  2. Add enough beef broth to barely cover meat.
  3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. When done, remove meat from broth and place in bowl. Using 2 forks, shred beef, discarding any leftover fat.
  4. Strain broth for dipping. Set aside.
  5. Cut rolls or bread in half. Place on an aluminum foil covered cookie sheet. Pile beef on half of bread. Cover with slices of cheese.
  6. Heat broiler.
  7. Place sandwiches under broiler and cook until cheese melts and starts to brown.
  8. To serve, place sandwiches on plate with dipping bowls of au jus (beef broth) on the side.




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  • Reply
    10/01/2015 at 8:47 pm

    Hi there! Thought I would say hello to the other hostesses of Crocktober! I love the idea of crockpot french dip! I can’t wait to try it!! Nice to meet you!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/02/2015 at 10:20 am

      Hi Wendi! What a nice gesture. It’s nice to meet you too! I loved your chili-esque bean soup and featured your recipe in my newsletter that goes out later today. Hope it drives some traffic your way. Stop by any time and say hi!

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