French Dip Sandwich Recipe (Crock Pot French Dip)

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 recipe that the entire family will love. This French Dip Sandwich Recipe is a winner!

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 recipe that the entire family will love. This French Dip Sandwich Recipe is a winner!

This French Dip Sandwich is one of our favorite easy weeknight crock pot meals!

Beef Au Jus French Dip Sandwiches are so good! They definitely hit the spot when I want some comfort food. The beef is so tender from cooking in the slow cooker and the juices make it so tasty! It is a great meal to throw in the crockpot before work and then dinner is ready by the time you get home! 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 Crock Pot French Dip!

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 recipe that the entire family will love. This French Dip Sandwich Recipe is a winner!

This French Dip Recipe has been in our family for years.

I originally published this Crock Pot French Dip with my Mom right after she had helped me begin to learn how to cook, back in 2012. When we head to Mom’s and she has these toasty French Dip Sandwiches warming in the oven, I know its about to be an amazing night.

This is what I wrote about this Beef Au Jus back in 2012 (I didn’t remember that I had her make this for Pat the first time he met them!):

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 French Dip Au Jus was at the top of my list. This is such a great meal that is always crowd-pleasing. It’s also perfect for leftovers. I had her make this for Pat the first time I brought him home to Kirksville to meet the parents.

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 recipe that the entire family will love. This French Dip Sandwich Recipe is a winner!

French Dip is a classic comfort food recipe that everyone loves from kids to adults.

It’s so fun to look back and see how things have changed. Honestly it makes me tear up a bit thinking of how I was so afraid of cooking back then, and now not only am I comfortable in the kitchen, cooking has become my passion, career, LIFE. How did that happen?! It’s a blessed life for sure. Thank you Mom for helping me make these French Dip Sandwiches all those years ago. For setting The Cookie Rookie in motion.

How to make French Dip/Au Jus

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 Errrrrrrrrywhere.

Products we recommend when making French Dip Sandwiches

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 recipe that the entire family will love. This French Dip Sandwich Recipe is a winner!

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?

You want a creamy white cheese such as mozzarella, provolone, or if you live in STL like me, provel is an awesome option!

How do you make French Dip Sauce (Beef Au Jus)?

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

What kind of beef roast is best?

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.

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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 recipe that the entire family will love. This French Dip Sandwich Recipe is a winner!
French Dip Sandwich
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins
 
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 recipe that the entire family will love. This French Dip Sandwich Recipe is a winner!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 790 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 2 packages au jus mix
  • 2 packages Italian dressing mix
  • 32 ounces beef broth
  • 5 lbs. top or bottom round beef roast boneless chuck roast
  • 8 hoagie buns
  • 8 slices Provolone Cheese
Instructions
  1. Spray crockpot with cooking spray
  2. Put beef roast into the crockpot.
  3. Sprinkle au jus mix and Itailian dressing mix onto the beef roast.
  4. Pour the beef broth over the 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.
  8. Place roast beef and provolone on hoagie buns. Wrap sandwiches and warm in oven for 10 minutes at 400F.
  9. Unwrap and enjoy! Use broth as dipping sauce.

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Nutrition Facts
French Dip Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 790 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 214mg 71%
Sodium 1242mg 52%
Potassium 1041mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 68g 136%
Vitamin A 5.7%
Calcium 27.3%
Iron 93.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Trisha
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.
    becky
    Yay!!! I'm so glad you liked it!! I want to use provel next time. Would be even better I think.
    Brenda
    What is Provel cheese?
      Trisha
      Provel cheese is a white processed cheese particularly popular in St. Louis, it is a combination of cheddar, Swiss, and provolone cheeses. So delicious!!!!
Mary Holt
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
    becky gall hardin
    We use lean top or bottom roast. Since it cooks so long in the crock pot a tougher roast can be used. We always buy one that has the fat trimmed. Hope that helps, and enjoy the cookies! Happy holidays:)
      Vivian
      do you use a top or bottom round roast?
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Very nice... you always give the newest food recipes every day .. this really helps my wife to cook,,, thank you so much dear.. by : Bandar Togel Terpercaya
River Song
I haven't tried this yet, but I'll be making it tomorrow, and cannot wait to taste the yumminess! French Dips au jus have been a favorite of mine for as long as I can recall and when a friend of mine sent me this link today, I said to my husband, "French Dips for dinner tomorrow!!" (to which he replied, "WOOHOOOO!!!")
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