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Shredded French Dip Recipe

Shredded French Dip Recipe

A chuck roast slow-simmered in a beefy broth is delicious when shredded and spooned onto rolls. I serve the cooking juices in individual cups for dipping. —Carla Kimball, Callaway, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 8 to 10 French or Italian rolls, split


  • 1. Halve roast and place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the soup, consomme, broth and bouillon; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove meat and shred with two forks. Serve on rolls. Skim fat from cooking juices; serve juices on the side for dipping. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 399 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 1104mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.

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ferryal User ID: 3337544 265449
Reviewed May. 2, 2017

"Wished I could give this recipe 10 stars, as this is an amazing beef dish. The only change I made was to sprinkle onion powder on the beef before adding the other ingredients. Served is as a sandwich, however, I think for next times, I will either serve it with rice, mashed potatoes or even pasta with a side of vegetables & salad.

Karla, THANK YOU so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with us all."

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 261681
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2017


IngaMari User ID: 5779302 259508
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2017

"Very good. The au jus is not as salty as many are. I used no sodium broth

I also used a rump roast as this week chuck roast was insanely expensive. I cut the rump roast into smaller pieces as they tend to be tough."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 259360
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2017 Edited Jan. 8, 2017

"Loved this recipe!! It was easy to make and great flavors! The meat was tender."

seasons4 User ID: 978190 258736
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"Awesome! So delicious! This was my first attempt at French Dip - served it at our "Day After Christmas" celebration. I made it according to the recipe, but cooked more beef (about 5 pounds) to serve 14. There was plenty of "au jus" without doubling the other ingredients. Many of my family took seconds, very little leftover. Will definitely make again!"

newrecipejunkie User ID: 876567 258696
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2016

"I just made this for Christmas dinner for 12 people. It was a big hit. I started with 4 1/2 pounds of meat because I was making it for more than 8-10 people and I wanted plenty. Good thing I did because there was a lot of fat to cut out in the middle of the meat. I had plenty of juice without changing the liquid amounts. Leftovers were great over mashed potatoes. Even hubby ( aka Mr. Picky ) loved this! I will be making this again."

rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 257011
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

"The French onion soup adds such a richness to the beef and au jus. I placed the cooking juices from the slow cooker to a saucepan and heated it for about 10 minutes, until it was reduced and thickened. It made a great dipping sauce for the sandwiches!"

dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 256283
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"Wowza! These were phenomenal. I served them up on hard rolls with a slice of swiss cheese. Delicious!"

BKinsey User ID: 6322146 248346
Reviewed May. 18, 2016

"Didn't change a thing. Love it!!"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 31461
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"I am giving this 5 stars because the recipe is so easy and the dipping sauce is absolutely delicious. My family loved it. I have to say I used a chuck roast as directed and cooked it on low for the directed time and it was tender but not as tender as we hoped. We had to mostly cut it because it didn't shred very easily. I will make this again but will probably use a different cut of beef . A fantastic recipe!! :-)"

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 73935
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"GREAT!! So good and so much better than store bought roast beef and package au jus mix! I just add a little cheese after it's on the buns and broil them. Fantastic!"

gommyof5 User ID: 1641247 49750
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"This has been one of my "go to" easy meals, since it was first published. I still had kids at home, then, and EVERYONE loves it! Put this in my slow cooker before I left for work yesterday and shredded it, when I got home. We put it on our buns, added slices of cheese (pepper jack, this time) and set it under the broiler until the cheese melted. YUMMY!!!!! It only takes 2-3 minutes prep time--REALLY!! I highly recommend it!!!!

Gommy of 5 (and pending)"

dawoolums User ID: 3269805 49722
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"DELICIOUS!! easy to prepare and very flavorful. My family absolutely LOVES this recipe!"

chrismmcmaine User ID: 1057642 90016
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"Used a leaner roast. Absoluted tender and delicious."

BigDuck40 User ID: 6263328 38009
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"I made this because it needed the least amount of preparation and ingredients...I was skeptical, but it was great! The rolls will make a difference though. My kids liked it with shredded Italian cheese melted on it."

ferretmama User ID: 5740430 126059
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!! My husband and I think this is the best French dip in the world. I use left-overs as the base for a pot of beef barley soup."

mattesl User ID: 6197433 31460
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"This is absolutely our go-to French Dip recipe! Have made it for years. IF there are leftovers we add sauted mushrooms and barely for a yummy soup."

dstampp User ID: 2798988 31458
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"This was by far the best French Dip I have ever had! My husband and kids loved it and it was effortless."

lizabake User ID: 4507604 33059
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"I've made this recipe for years and recently made it again for a family reunion. Everyone absolutely loved it and requested the recipe--this is a go-to dish for sure."

HappyPappyCook User ID: 1101578 31449
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"I have made this recipe over and over again! It is super simple and delicious! The only thing I have modified was to substitute the beef granules with Knorr liquid boullion (about a tablespoon or more) The flavor of this is amazing! I highly recommend for a simple comfort meal with little work."

ChefJeanie User ID: 666399 204462
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"This is really GREAT! easy to prepare, smells good all day long, but disappears quickly."

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 80737
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"I have made this recipe for years and it is wonderful! We save the extra liquid and meat to make vegetable beef soup in the winter or beef and noodles. It's a simple recipe that requires little work but yields great taste! I have found that if I shred or cut the meat about 1/2 hour before serving and put back into the crock it helps to tenderize it more and get more flavor into the meat."

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 89033
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"This is so easy and just a really nice dinner. We make this one a lot!"

banslug001 User ID: 1930367 89927
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"This was sooooo easy, and there was no need for extra spices or ANY work on this recipe. The kids gobbled it up, eating it in long hoagie rolls. I've been using the leftovers in low-carb wraps. YUM!"

nessa16 User ID: 2784485 126050
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"This recipe is delicious and very easy to make. I have made it multiple times for myself and social functions. However, I do make mine with elk roast rather than beef roast but it is still amazing."

TNnana1 User ID: 5335778 73934
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2010

"This is outstanding...I freeze the left over juice to use again, and have done this forever with great success. It is really Yummy"

BBC2075 User ID: 1202367 31447
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"Absolutely the BEST!!!!!"

tuscalooso User ID: 2401195 73933
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"This is my 11 year old daughter's favorite recipe. I've made it several times ~ usually on cool nights when I know our schedules are very busy. It's easy to throw together on those mornings before going to work!"

carol frost User ID: 845838 204461
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"I used chuck roast 3 lbs.and it came out so tough it was impossible to shred.Could anyone shed any light on why.The dipping sauce was delicious. cf"

AngieMM User ID: 4254253 33057
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"This is SO easy and tastes delicious! This is one of those classic recipes you can always use. If you want your home to smell yummy, give it a try."

sdlrglady User ID: 1770599 31444
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2009

"I've made this recipe so many times I know it by heart. It's a great recipe and all my family and friends love it."

kamydawn User ID: 1254652 33055
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2008

"I love this recipe. It is so easy and so delicious. What could be better then that?"

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