Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich Recipe (Crock Pot French Dip)

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French Dip Sandwich, or French Dip Au Jus, is a delicious and easy way to enjoy crockpot beef! We create a Beef Au Jus sandwich with tender beef, provolone cheese, toasty bread, and of course the dipping sauce. Such a simple crockpot french dip recipe that the entire family will love. This French Dip Sandwich Recipe is a winner!

french dip sandwiches in a row with beef au jus dipping sauce

French Dip Recipe

This Crockpot French Dip Sandwich recipe is so delicious, so easy, and so flavorful! Find out how to make French Dip Au Jus in a slow cooker for the best sandwich ever!

French Dip Sandwiches are so good! They definitely hit the spot when I’m craving comfort food. The tender roast beef, the melted cheese, and that amazing au jus. Yum!

This Crockpot French Dip recipe makes is super easy to make these sandwiches. The roast beef gets so tender from cooking in the slow cooker and all those juices make it extra tasty! It is a great meal to throw in the crockpot before work, so that dinner is ready by the time you get home. Talk about easy!

If you’ve always wondered how to make au jus or French Dip Sandwiches, today is the day you learn. You’re going to love this Slow Cooker French Dip!

Make a classic French Dip Au Jus in a Crockpot for an easy and delicious dinner!

dipping french dip sandwich in beef au jus

Crockpot French Dip Sandwich Recipe

French Dip Au Jus has a special place in my heart because it was one of the first things my mom taught me to make when I began this cooking journey. She always had these warm, toasty French Dip Sandwiches, and I just had to learn to make them for myself. They’re so good!

Luckily this Crockpot French Dip recipe is super easy, so even as a beginner, I was able to get these just perfect. I love how moist roast beef au jus is, with that amazing sauce for dipping. 

slow cooker french dip sandwiches with provolone cheese

Slow Cooker French Dip Au Jus

A slow cooker will be your best friend if you’re new to cooking, or if you’re just a busy person (aren’t we all?). It made this French Dip recipe super easy, so all you really have to do is let the roast beef cook while you’re away, then make the sandwiches and eat!

Plus you only need 6 things to make these sandwiches:

  • Roast Beef
  • Beef Broth
  • Au Jus Sauce Mix
  • Italian Dressing Mix
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Hoagie Buns

The perfect French Dip sandwich!

How to make French Dip Au Jus

For this easy Crockpot French Dip Recipe, start by making the beef roast. This is the easy part because all you need is a slow cooker!

  • You simply put the au jus packets, Italian dressing packets, beef broth, and a 5 lb. beef roast into your crockpot (I LOVE CROCKPOT RECIPES!) and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • That’s the part I love. Set it and walk away. Play with your kids, annoy your husband, watch reality TV, THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER!
  • 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 (THIS IS A MUST!).
  • If dipping French Dip Sandwiches isn’t your jam, you can use the sauce for open faced roast beef sandwiches! Drizzle that sauce everywhere!
  • Then you just slice up the beef, place it on the hoagie buns along with cheese, and then warm the sandwiches in the oven for 10 minutes at 400°F.

stacked crock pot french dip sandwiches

Why do they call it French Dip?

Because it’s traditionally served on a French roll. That was easy…huh? We like it on a hoagie because you can really hold on while you dip in that amazing sauce.

What kind of cheese is on a French Dip Sandwich?

For this French Dip recipe, you want a creamy white cheese such as mozzarella, provolone, or if you live in St. Louis like me, provel is an awesome option!

How do you make Au Jus for French Dip Sandwiches?

The au jus sauce will automatically be made in the slow cooker as the beef cooks. If you need more sauce you can always prepare extra according to package instructions on an au jus packet. But you should have plenty of sauce made in your crockpot as your beef cooks.

What kind of beef is best for roast beef au jus?

We use a top or bottom round roast (boneless chuck roast) for this French Dip Au Jus Recipe. It’s okay to use a tougher cut for this recipe because it will get super tender in the crockpot.

Watch the video or see the recipe card below for details on How to Make Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches. Enjoy!

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