Crockpot French Dip square - dipping into au jus


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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keywords crockpot dinner, french dip appetizer, french dip sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 710 kcal
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.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 710 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 1771mg74%
Potassium 848mg24%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 58g116%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 280mg28%
Iron 16.1mg89%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.