French Dip Sandwiches

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French Dip sandwiches are delicious yet simple sandwiches made with beef steak that's been slow cooked in the Crock Pot.

   I know it’s not Monday but I’m going to tell you how I feel about Mondays. I hate them. Okay, hates a strong word. I dislike them. It’s the day our office is crazy busy. The phones don’t stop ringing, and we have 4 of our 5 Doctors in, so we see about 5.3 million patients. Well, maybe not that many, but you know what I mean. 

  So with how hectic they are, making dinner is usually the last thing I want to do. Kale told me awhile back that he would start being in charge of Monday night dinners to give me a break. But that lasted only one time. I still love him though.

  I’ve decided that Mondays are going to be my ‘Crockpot’ days. I just throw in the ingredients before I head to work and by the time I come home, dinner is ready! I love it! These sandwiches are one of my favorite things to make in my crock pot.


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French Dip Sandwiches

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Author Life in the Lofthouse


  • 3 pound boneless beef rump roast (or any boneless beef roast)
  • 1 packet (2 ounces) dried onion soup mix
  • 1 packet (1 ounce) Au Jus Gravy mix
  • 2 cans (15 ounces, each) beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 crusty Hoagie Rolls
  • 8 slices Provolone (or White American or Swiss cheese)


  • Place the roast in a greased crock pot.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the onion soup mix, au jus mix, beef broth and water. Pour mixture all over the roast. Cover crock pot with the lid.
  • Cook roast on Low heat for 9 to 10 hours OR cook on High heat for 6 to 7 hours. After it's finished cooking, carefully transfer hot roast to a cutting board. Remove any fat then shred.
  • Place desired amount of shredded beef in crusty hoagie buns. Top with sliced cheese. Set sandwiches on a baking sheet. Place under the broiler until cheese is all melted and buns are toasted. *Watch the sandwiches the entire time while they are under the broiler. They can burn fast!*
    Ladle the au jus gravy from the crock pot into small bowls. Dip your sandwiches in it and enjoy!
French Dip sandwiches are delicious yet simple sandwiches made with beef steak that's been slow cooked in the Crock Pot.


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23 thoughts on “French Dip Sandwiches

  1. This is my all time favorite sandwich. I remember being a little girl and on vacation this first time I tried one. It was such a novel concept –to dip a sandwich in beef juice.

    1. Juliawing… I know this is such a late reply, but it needs 2 cups of water. I just fixed the error. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  2. Made these yesterday and we devoured them last night. Oh. My. Goodness. Sooooo good! Not salty like French dip sandwiches in a restaurant; just PERFECT. Thank you for another recipe to add to my “make again” file!!! 🙂

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  4. Looks amazing! I only cook for 3, so maybe I will buy a smaller roast and cut this in half? But cooked for the same amount of time. Cant wait to try it!

  5. OMGoodness!! We made this last night and it was a total hit…even with my 5 and 3 year olds. I love French Dip sandwiches and this is now our go to recipe. Thanks for a great 5 star recipe!!

  6. Well I know what everyone likes to order off the menu. By any chance has anyone actually cooked this and ate this. Other then the author. My goodness!!. Review = my opinion of the product or in this case the sandwich!!

  7. 5 stars
    This recipe was so easy and so delicious! I love recipes that you can just dump into the slow cooker and walk away. This recipe made for some absolutely wonderful french dip sandwiches. We used provolone because that’s what we love on sandwiches like these. Thank you for a great recipe!

  8. Hi! My picky family has an aversion to onions, is there anything I can use in place of the onion soup mix?

    1. Hi! You could replace it with a beef gravy mix packet, or just leave it out completely. I think the results will still be delicious either way! 🙂

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