beef au jus sandwiches (french dip)

my mom came into town this weekend and helped me cook some of my favorite recipes that she makes.  it was a great weekend…and especially great to have her help.  usually i just have to call her 25 times during each recipe to ask questions!!! i had a couple demands of what i wanted to make together, and beef au jus sandwiches were at the top of my list.  this is such a great meal that is always crowd-pleasing.  its also perfect for leftovers.  i had her make this for pat the first time i brought him home to kirksville.  its always been one of my favorites.

start by making the beef roast.  put the au jus packets, italian dressing packets, beef broth, and 5 lbs beef roast into your crock pot (I LOVE CROCK POTS) and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

after the beef is fully cooked, remove it from the crock pot and strain the broth with a metal strainer.  the broth can be used for DELICIOUS dipping sauce for the sandwiches (or for open faced roast beef sandwiches).

slice the beef in relatively thin slices.  its easiest to cut the beef after it has been refrigerated for some time, but that isn’t necessary if you want to eat the sandwiches right away.  place a slice of provolone on a hoagie bun, add 2-4 slices of the beef, and wrap in foil.  warm the sandwiches on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes at 350F.

unwrap your sandwiches, heat up some of the au jus for dipping…and enjoy!

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such a crowd pleaser! tender roast beef and provolone french dip sandwiches. one of my favorites!
  • 2 pkgs. dry au jus mix
  • 2 pkgs. dry italian dressing mix
  • 1 box - 32 oz - beef broth
  • 5 lbs. beef roast
  • large hoagie buns
  1. spray crock pot with cooking spray
  2. put beef roast into crock pot
  3. sprinkle au jus mix and itailian dressing mix onto beef roast
  4. pour beef broth over roast
  5. cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until beef is fork tender
  6. after cooking, remove roast and strain broth into a bowl. broth can be used for french dip sandwiches or for open faced roast been sandwiches
  7. slice roast beef in this slices. place roast beef and provolone on hoagie buns. wrap sandwiches and warm in oven for 10 minutes at 400F
  8. unwrap and enjoy! use broth as dipping sauce.


Becky Hardin (480 Posts)

Becky woke up on her 30th birthday and realized she didn't know how to cook, ANYTHING! She started The Cookie Rookie as a way to document her journey to learn how to cook, one recipe at a time! The Cookie Rookie is a place to find easy recipes that anyone can make, and everyone will love!


  1. Trisha says

    Well, just wanted to let you know that I did try this recipe, and it was…. delicious!!! My family loved it!! I used provel cheese instead, it was great.

  2. Mary Holt says

    What kind of beef roast are you using here?. I am so happy to have found your iced butter cookie recipe going to make those tomorrow.
    Thanks so much, and HappyHolidays !!
    Mary Holt


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