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Easy Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

French Dip Recipe: Best French Dip ever!! Delectable, tender, and flavorful beef, wrapped in melted cheese in a French Demi Baguette.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time7 hours
Total Time7 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, French Dip, Sandwhich, Slow Cooker, Tender
Servings: 6
Calories: 1374kcal
Author: Rachael Yerkes


  • 3 lb beef chuck roast trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 Baguettes La Brea Bakery Take and Back French Demi
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 onions Large thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbs garlic minced

For Crockpot/Slow Cooker

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tbs onions dry minced
  • 1 Tbs beef bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano dried
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 bay leaf


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper and cook until seared on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer to a slow cooker.
  • Slice onions thin, and mince garlic, and add to now empty skillet, cook for about 3-5 minutes, until slightly browned.
  • Add to slow cooker along with all the slow cooker ingredients (soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, liquid smoke, beef broth, dry minced onions, beef bouillon, onion powder, dried oregano, salt, pepper, dried thyme, bay leaf)
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 4-5 hours.
  • Remove roast from slow cooker, and slice into thin pieces, against the grain. Return to slow cooker for an additional 1-2 hours.
  • Prepare take and bake La Brea French Demi Baguette according to package directions.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cut demi baguette in half and line insides with provolone cheese slices.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes, until cheese is nicely melted.
  • Remove roast and fill french demi baguettes.
  • Take the liquid left in the slow cooker, and strain it over a bowl, removing the onions and fat.
  • Add onions to the sandwiches if desired
  • Use the broth that was strained into the bowl as the au jus.
  • Enjoy!


Flavorful, tender, and delicious french dip sandwiches, cooked in a slow cooker right in the au jus! Delicious.


Calories: 1374kcal | Carbohydrates: 141g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 3487mg | Potassium: 1286mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 689mg | Iron: 13.3mg