Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
- 1 beef chuck roast (3 pounds), trimmed
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 to 4 whole peppercorns
- 8 French rolls, split
- Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the water, soy sauce and seasonings. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until beef is tender.
- Remove meat from broth; shred with two forks and keep warm. Strain broth; skim fat. Pour broth into small cups for dipping. Serve beef on rolls.
Nutrition Facts1 sandwich: 467 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 1300mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 41g protein.
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Mar 12, 2018
I've been making this recipe for 18 years, and it's a family favorite. I don't use rosemary, but DO toss in 2 bay leaves, and some crushed garlic cloves (3 or 4), as well as the called for peppercorns, thyme, and garlic powder. I also sprinkle the beef roast with fresh-ground pepper. I usually strain the solids from the sauce, then pour it back into the crock-pot, keeping just enough aside for dipping, then add back the shredded (or, in the case of last night's version, sliced because it wouldn't shred) beef to reheat. Excellent as always! (Hubby actually said he prefered the sliced instead of shredded meat.) I also always serve with some spicy horseradish for spreading on the hoagie rolls, though a side of sauteed onions to top is also great.
Feb 1, 2018
This recipe is almost the same as "French dip sandwiches", it's just a different cut of meat. This french dip recipe is a regular at my house, easy to put together and always savory and filling. I add a thin slice of cheddar to the sandwich before serving and will dip the cut side of the bread in the au jus on request. Sometimes I add beef broth, boullion, consomme and/or a can of french onion soup for extra flavor. The jus is very flavorful, it's restaurant quality...or better! The best part is the crockpot does all the work! Great for a holiday, a dinner party or a summer dinner that doesn't heat up the kitchen. Thanks!
Oct 3, 2017
Meat was really tender & the broth was perfect!. Definitely a keeper.
Sep 11, 2017
This was really good!
Jul 21, 2017
Absolutely THE BEST ! as a former caterer, I'm always looking at recipes, and when I come across one like this that has such rave reviews, I have to try! This one is just fabulous! instead of the 2 cups of water, I used one can of beef consomme, and the balance of cups as beef broth. The depth of flavour is just phenomenal. Definitely add the rosemary and thyme, they add so much without being over powerful. 5 stars!!!!
Jul 3, 2017
This was excellent. I added a beef bouillon cube to add a little flavor and served on kaiser rolls because that's what I had on hand. Add a salad and french fries and it was a restaurant quality meal.
Jun 18, 2017
I used 2 cups water, 1 cup beef broth, 8 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms, 1 packet of Lipton's Onion soup mix, toasted Cibatta rolls with Havarti cheese. This us the BEST french dip sandwich that I've ever eaten!
Jun 18, 2017
I added 3 cups of water and one packet of Lipton's Onion soup mix. I used fresh sliced mushrooms. Toasted Cibatta bread with Havarti cheese and this has been the BEST french dip sandwich that I've ever eaten!
Dec 6, 2016
My kids love this. It is so easy and has become a family favorite. This is the bar my son holds for French Dip. He ordered one at a restaurant and couldn't eat it because it wasn't nearly as good. It is incredibly flavorful.
Nov 13, 2016
A big hit with the men in the family. I followed other previous recommendations and used 1 cup of beef broth in place of 1 cup of the water, seasoned the meat with pepper, and left out the rosemary.