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Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches Recipe

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches Recipe

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich with 1/3 cup au jus equals 456 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 722 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 35 g protein.