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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 sandwiches 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 juices: 456 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 722mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 7g fiber), 35g protein

Reviews for Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

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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."

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."

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2014

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

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!"

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."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"Very tender beef with a good flavor. Toast the rolls before putting the beef on, or they will get too wet and fall apart."

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"Very easy to make and very tender. It has a good flavor. We added banana peppers to the sandwich for a little extra kick."

Reviewed May. 9, 2013

"I served these for the first time last night and my whole family loved them. Best French Dip or shredded beef sandwich of any kind that I have ever had!"

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