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September 2, 2011 | Beef

Easy Crock-Pot French Dip

Easy Crock-Pot French DipFrench dip sandwiches are one of my all-time favorite dinners and lunches, snacks, you name it. I can still remember the first time my mom served them. Finger food is the best kid food!

This is a tasty recipe that I’ve fallen in love with. We often eat them with my yummy home-made crispy fries. You can easily double the recipe to serve several people.

My advice is to use the actual canned beef broth instead of bullion made. I prefer the difference.

Au Jus mixes come in many brands. I’ve used several and enjoy Pioneer best. It has a smooth taste instead of a bitter one. Of course, that’s just my opinion!

Easy Crock-Pot French Dip

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours, 40 minutes

Yield: 8

Serving Size: Sandwich

Easy Crock-Pot French Dip


  • Vegetable or Olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 3 pound Beef roast (Top Round or Sirloin roast tasted best.)
  • 1 - 1 oz. Packet dry Au Jus mix
  • 1 cup Water
  • 29 ounce Beef broth (2 cans or 1 box)
  • 8 Hoagie rolls, split lengthwise
  • Optional: 8 Slices of Swiss cheese


  1. Remove any fat on the roast. Tenderize roast using fork - stab repeatedly covering the entire roast. Rub oil into roast and LIGHTLY sprinkle garlic and onion powder over oil. Rub in.
  2. Place the roast into a crock pot. Stir water, broth and au jus mix together; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
  3. Remove roast from crock pot. Shred roast into bite size pieces; return to crock pot. Cook roast for 1/2 hour on high.
  4. While roast simmers, open hoagie rolls. Butter each side and place on baking sheet, butter side up. Broil for 3-5 minutes until toasted. Watch for burning!
  5. Place beef on toasted bread. Add a slice of Swiss and melt in microwave if using. Serve with broth from the crock-pot.

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