Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches Recipe
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Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches Recipe

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Tender beef on toasted rolls with steaming pan juices, these sandwiches make a standout addition to the buffet line. —Holly Neuharth, Mesa, AZ
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 beef rump or bottom round roast (3 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 carton (26 ounces) beef stock
  • 12 whole wheat hoagie buns, split
  • 6 ounces Havarti cheese, cut into 12 slices

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich with 1/3 cup juices: 456 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 722mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 7g fiber), 35g protein


  1. Cut roast in half. Mix onion powder, garlic powder and Creole seasoning; rub onto beef. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add stock. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove beef; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. When cool enough to handle, shred beef with two forks and return to slow cooker.
  3. Place buns on ungreased baking sheets, cut side up. Using tongs, place beef on bun bottoms. Place cheese on bun tops. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Close sandwiches; serve with cooking juices. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
Originally published as Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p9

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Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"I've made this several times -- it is wonderful! The aroma fills the house while it's cooking and it tastes soooo good!"

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"Everyone loved it!!! yummy"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2015

"This recipe was very easy and using the slow cooker really sold me on it! I was afraid the meat would be dry but it was very moist and the broth mixture was really good. We added some sliced onions in the mix too for added flavor. Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2015

"Loved by all! Easy and great tasting recipe!"

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"Everyone loved this. Will make again."

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