Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches


Tender and flavorful slow cooked beef served on rolls topped with melted provolone with a savory au jus for dipping.


  • 1 (3 to 3.5 pound) chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can condensed French onion soup
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup root beer*
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 11/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 French rolls or hoagie buns
  • 12 slices provolone cheese


  1. Trim excess fat from roast. Season roast with salt and pepper.  Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Brown roast on all sides (about a minute each side).
  2. Place roast in your slow cooker insert and add French onion soup, beef broth, root beer, soy sauce, garlic powder, bay leaves, thyme and oregano.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours. Carefully remove roast, place on a cutting board and thinly slice across the grain. Place sliced meat back in slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low for an additional 1 to 2 hours (until desired tenderness). Remove and discard bay leaves.
  5. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Slice buns and place on a rimmed baking sheet (sliced side up). Place sliced beef on one half of each bun and top with 2 slices of provolone cheese. Bake until cheese is melted (about 3 minutes).
  6. Serve with au jus from slow cooker.**


  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Slow Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: slow cooker french dip sandwiches, crock pot french dip sandwiches