French Dip Sandwiches

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Have I told you how much I love my crock-pot?  It’s great for days I have to work late or I want to go to aerobics after work and won’t be home until after 6.  It’s also wonderful for cooking in during the summer when it’s too hot to turn on the oven.

Delicious French Dip Sandwiches in the Crock-Pot

I went back and forth between several recipes but in the end this French Dip Sandwich won out.  You see, I’ve made this several times but I’ve never blogged it because the photos never come out good enough.  This time I had a plan for photographing the sandwiches and I think it worked out fairly well.

French Dip Sandwiches with Au Jus

This recipe has several things going for it.  For starters there are only 6 ingredients so it takes less then 5 minutes to throw together in the crock-pot.

It is so packed with flavor it tastes like it was a complicated recipe to make.  It’s also great for when company comes over because people enjoy having a sandwich with a small cup of au jus on the side.  It just looks fancy but the beef taste is rich and flavorful.

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

French Dip Sandwiches (adapted from Kate’s Recipe Box)
2 lb. beef roast
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 t. herbs de provence
1/3 c. low sodium soy sauce
2 c. beef broth
2 c. water
1 onion, thinly sliced

8 buns
8 slices provolone cheese

1.  Place the roast in the crock-pot.  Spread the minced garlic over top of the roast and then sprinkle with herbs de provence.

2.  In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, beef broth, and water.  Pour over top of the roast.  Place the onions around the roast.

3.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Before serving shred the beef in the crock-pot and allow to cook for an additional 20-30 minutes.

4.  Use a slotted spoon to scoop the beef onto the buns and top with a slice of provolone.  Use a ladle and scoop out the au jus into a cup and serve on the side.

Easy French Dip Sandwiches in the Crock-Pot


  1. I grew up outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and briefly waitressed at a restaurant at a nearby mall. Their specialty was French dip and I’ve had a special place in my heart for it ever since. I love your addition of the Herbes de Provence – what a terrific idea!

  2. I think crock pots were invented for cooking beef roasts. I love the way they come out so tender. Great flavors in your recipe and I can tell it would make very tasty sandwiches.

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