These Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are an easy dinner the whole family will love. Tender and flavorful beef served on rolls with melted provolone and au jus for dipping is always a welcomed comfort food meal.
The beef slow cooks in a delicious broth with thyme, oregano, garlic and a couple of bay leaves that results in the most savory au jus… mouthwatering is an understatement here!
This smells absolutely heavenly while it’s slow cooking. It’s difficult to wait but trust me, the wait is totally worth it.
How To Make Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
You’ll start by browning the seasoned chuck roast in a nonstick skillet, then transfer to your slow cooker insert with beef broth, condensed French onion soup, root beer, soy sauce and herbs.
Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours, then remove the roast and slice on a cutting board. Return the sliced beef back to your slow cooker to cook for an additional 1 to 2 hours (or until desired tenderness).
Once the beef has reached your desired tenderness, place on French rolls or hoagie buns, top with provolone cheese and bake until the cheese is melted.
Ways to Remove Fat from Au Jus Before Serving
- Use a large metal spoon and skim off fat that has risen to the top of the broth (more fat will rise if you wait 10 to 15 minutes).
- I like to use this fat separator – it’s quick, convenient and more precise than using a spoon.
Originally published January 2017. Updated with new photos, helpful tips, recipe slightly revised and republished on February 20, 2020.