French Dip Sandwich

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A French Dip is a round roast that is slow cooked in beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth and onions until perfectly tender. Served on a crusty roll and dipped in the juices for the perfect salty and tender french dip sandwich!

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This french dip recipe is super simple to make and only contains 3 ingredients! A round roast is slow cooked with beef broth and worcestershire sauce for a unbelievable homemade au jus. The meat melts in your mouth! You can add onions, garlic and even thyme to the slow cooker if your family prefers more flavor.

How to Make Au Jus for French Dip

The au jus is simply the liquid that the roast is slow cooked in. If you prefer a thicker au jus simply remove the roast from the slow cooker. Next, add a tiny bit of cornstarch to the slow cooker to thicken.

You can add the shredded roast back into the slow cooker to soak up the deliciousness or put some in a bowl to dip your french dip sandwich in. It’s completely up to your preference.

Ingredients

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  • Lean Round Roast – you can use a chuck or rump roast. The roast slow cooks until tender and falls apart. The trick is slow cooking the meat and plenty of liquid from the beef broth.
  • Bread – we prefer a french baguette style roll. They can be found in the bakery section of your local grocery store. However, you can use any sub roll, ciabatta buns and even pretzel rolls if you prefer.
  • Au Jus – it’s all about the juices in the slow cooker that makes this a french dip! This also allows the bread to soften a bit and more enjoyable to eat.
  • Cheese – to each their own here. If you would like to add cheese, slices of mozzarella or provolone go great!
  • Optional Ingredients – You can season the roast with garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper before placing in the slow cooker for added flavors. In addition, slow cooking onions and bell peppers in the crock pot about an hour before serving goes great on the sandwich.

How to Make French Dip Sandwiches

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Add the roast to the slow cooker with Worcestershire sauce and beef broth.

cooked roast for french dip sandwiches in slow cooker
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Cover with the lid and cook on low until the meat is fork tender. This takes about 8-12 hours.

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When the roast is tender and pulls apart easily, carefully remove the meat to a cutting board and shred with a fork or hand mixer. Place back in the slow cooker to keep warm and soak up the au jus.

Preheat the broiler on high.

shredded french dip on bun with cheese
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Slice the french baguette and top with beef, cheese or any other ingredients you prefer.

Place the french dip under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted.

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Serve warm with the au jus sauce for dipping, cole slaw, Copycat Chick Fil A Mac and Cheese, french fries or sweet potato fries. You can also keep it simple and serve with your families favorite chips.

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Yield: 4

French Dip Sandwich

French Dip Sandwich

A French Dip is a round roast that is slow cooked in beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth and onions until perfectly tender. Served on a crusty roll and dipped in the juices for the perfect salty and tender french dip sandwich!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean beef round roast or chuck roast
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz.) beef broth
  • French Baguettes, Onion Rolls or Pretzel Rolls (your choice)
  • Mozzarella or provolone slices, optional
  • Onions and/or bell peppers, optional

Instructions

Add the roast to the slow cooker with worcestershire sauce and beef borth.

Cover with the lid and cook on low until the meat is fork tender. This takes about 8-12 hours.

When the roast is tender and pulls apart easily, carefully remove the meat to a cutting board and shred with a fork or hand mixer. Place back in the slow cooker to keep warm and soak up the au jus.

Preheat the broiler on high.

Slice the french baguette and top with beef, cheese or any other ingredients you prefer.

Place the french dip under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted.

Serve warm with the au jus sauce for dipping, cole slaw, Copycat Chick Fil A Mac and Cheese, french fries, sweet potato fries. You can also keep it simple and serve with your families favorite chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1027Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 241mgSodium: 1177mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 88g

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