Shredded French Dip Recipe
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Shredded French Dip Recipe

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A chuck roast slow-simmered in a beefy broth is delicious when shredded and spooned onto rolls. I serve the cooking juices in individual cups for dipping. —Carla Kimball, Callaway, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 8 to 10 French or Italian rolls, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 399 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 1104mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. Halve roast and place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the soup, consomme, broth and bouillon; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat and shred with two forks. Serve on rolls. Skim fat from cooking juices; serve juices on the side for dipping. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Shredded French Dip in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p39

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rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 257011
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

"The French onion soup adds such a richness to the beef and au jus. I placed the cooking juices from the slow cooker to a saucepan and heated it for about 10 minutes, until it was reduced and thickened. It made a great dipping sauce for the sandwiches!"

dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 256283
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"Wowza! These were phenomenal. I served them up on hard rolls with a slice of swiss cheese. Delicious!"

BKinsey User ID: 6322146 248346
Reviewed May. 18, 2016

"Didn't change a thing. Love it!!"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 31461
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"I am giving this 5 stars because the recipe is so easy and the dipping sauce is absolutely delicious. My family loved it. I have to say I used a chuck roast as directed and cooked it on low for the directed time and it was tender but not as tender as we hoped. We had to mostly cut it because it didn't shred very easily. I will make this again but will probably use a different cut of beef . A fantastic recipe!! :-)"

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 73935
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"GREAT!! So good and so much better than store bought roast beef and package au jus mix! I just add a little cheese after it's on the buns and broil them. Fantastic!"

gommyof5 User ID: 1641247 49750
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"This has been one of my "go to" easy meals, since it was first published. I still had kids at home, then, and EVERYONE loves it! Put this in my slow cooker before I left for work yesterday and shredded it, when I got home. We put it on our buns, added slices of cheese (pepper jack, this time) and set it under the broiler until the cheese melted. YUMMY!!!!! It only takes 2-3 minutes prep time--REALLY!! I highly recommend it!!!!

Gommy of 5 (and pending)"

dawoolums User ID: 3269805 49722
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"DELICIOUS!! Easy to prepare and very flavorful. My family absolutely LOVES this recipe!"

chrismmcmaine User ID: 1057642 90016
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"Used a leaner roast. Absoluted tender and delicious."

BigDuck40 User ID: 6263328 38009
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"I made this because it needed the least amount of preparation and ingredients...I was skeptical, but it was great! The rolls will make a difference though. My kids liked it with shredded Italian cheese melted on it."

ferretmama User ID: 5740430 126059
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!! My husband and I think this is the best French dip in the world. I use left-overs as the base for a pot of beef barley soup."

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