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

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These sandwiches make a standout addition to any buffet line. Make sure to have plenty of small cups of broth for everyone to grab. Dipping perfection! —Holly Neuharth, Mesa, Arizona
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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Muffintop1 User ID: 6074334 253526
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"Made this for work, everyone raved about it and wanted the recipe. I used London Broil that I got on sale. Was very flavorful and tender."

Cookiesnob User ID: 7334271 248571
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!"

Mooster270 User ID: 4319087 245493
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"Everyone loved it!!! yummy"

LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 231901
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!"

tbry1 User ID: 7290218 230392
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2015

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

Jllybn0106 User ID: 943356 183820
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"Everyone loved this. Will make again."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 110604
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"French dip sandwiches are my favorite so I had high hopes for these. I was very disappointed. I cooked the meat for the minimum amount of time, rubbed with the exact amount of spices and ended up with dried out meat with no flavor. I'm not sure if I will attempt to ever make these again."

rachellestratton User ID: 2983875 183812
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2014

"I like to put in some hot Italian peppers. Great recipe and will make again."

DianeC23 User ID: 141506 177802
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"Very good, and very easy to make. It smells delicious while cooking, too. Make sure you toast the buns as directed... I skipped that step and regretted it due to the sandwiches getting soggy. I did use provolone cheese, but it was yummy nonetheless!"

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 177800
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"Very good! What a wonderful smell greeted me when I walked in the door on a cool evening after a long day at work. Maybe I shouldn't admit it, but this was the first time my husband and I had ever eaten Havarti cheese, we loved it with the sandwiches. I added some slow-cooked fresh green beans from our fall garden and some oven fries and we had a weeknight feast! I loved how easy it was to assemble in the crockpot, too."

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