Best Easy Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

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Best Easy Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich | This recipe makes light work of the French dip sandwich, perfect for busy people and parties. Make this deliciously tender and juicy french dip in your slow cooker. This french dip sandwich is one of the most popular recipes in my home, at my parties, and on game day.

 

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

 

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

 

Our slow cooker French dip sandwiches are savory sandwiches made with tender, slow-cooked beef that is served on toasted hoagie rolls and topped with cheese (optional).

 

The real star of the show, however, is the rich and flavorful broth that is used for dipping.

 

Tips for Making the Best Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

 

To make the best French dip sandwiches, there are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Choose a good quality beef roast. Look for a cut with plenty of marbling, as this will add flavor and help keep the meat moist during the slow cooking process.
  2. Season the roast well. A little garlic and onion powder go a long way in adding flavor to the beef.
  3. Don’t skimp on the broth. The broth is what gives French dip sandwiches their signature flavor, so be sure to use a good quality beef broth and don’t be afraid to add a splash of Worcestershire sauce for extra depth of flavor.
  4. Toast the hoagie rolls. Toasting the rolls before filling them with the beef helps to add a nice crust and keeps the sandwiches from getting soggy.
  5. Experiment with variations. Try adding sautéed onions and peppers to the sandwiches, or try different types of cheese such as provolone or Swiss. You can also experiment with different types of broth, such as chicken or vegetable, to change things up.

 

 

With these tips in mind, you’ll be on your way to making the best French dip sandwiches. Let’s get cooking!

 

 

 

Ingredients Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

 

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 lbs beef chuck roast: The beef chuck roast is the main ingredient in these French dip sandwiches. It is a flavorful and relatively inexpensive cut of beef that is perfect for slow cooking. Look for a roast with plenty of marbling, as this will add flavor and help keep the meat moist during the cooking process.
  • 2 (10.5 oz) cans condensed French onion soup: The French onion soup adds flavor and moisture to the beef as it cooks. It also helps to create a rich and flavorful broth for dipping the sandwiches. I always keep the condensed french onion soup and beef consommé on hand, stocking up when I get them on BOGO at Publix.
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can beef consommé: The beef consommé is another flavorful addition to the broth. It adds richness and depth of flavor to the dipping sauce.
  • Provolone cheese: The provolone cheese is optional, but it adds a nice creamy texture and nutty flavor to the sandwiches. You can use other types of cheese if you prefer, such as Swiss or cheddar.
  • Sub rolls or preferred rolls: You will need some kind of roll or bun to serve the sandwiches on. Sub rolls or hoagie rolls work well, but you can use any type of roll that you prefer.
  • Optional: Bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions: These vegetables are optional, but they add a nice crunch and flavor to the sandwiches. You can sauté them in a pan before adding them to the sandwiches, or you can simply slice them and add them raw.

 

This recipe does take several hours, but it’s unwatched hours. I love that I can put it in and after several hours simply see if it pulls apart. The meat is at it’s most tender and juiciest state after cooking slow and low and tender enough to fall apart. 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

 

 

 

 

Step-by-Step Recipe Instructions for the Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

 

To make these slow cooker French dip sandwiches, follow these simple steps:

  1. Place the roast in the slow cooker: Place the beef chuck roast in the slow cooker.
  2. Add the beef consommé and French onion soup: Pour in the beef consommé and French onion soup, making sure to cover the roast completely.
  3. Cook on LOW: Cover the slow cooker and cook the roast on LOW for approximately 6-8 hours, or until it pulls apart easily with a fork.
  4. Shred the roast: Once the roast is cooked, place it on a cutting board and shred it using two forks. Reserve the juices from the slow cooker for dipping.
  5. Sauté optional vegetables: If you are including bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions, now is the time to sauté them. Heat a little oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add the vegetables. Sauté until they are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Assemble the sandwiches: Place the shredded beef on your desired rolls and top with provolone cheese and any other desired toppings.
  7. Serve with the reserved juices for dipping: Place the sandwiches on a serving platter and serve with the reserved juices from the slow cooker for dipping. Enjoy!

 

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

 

Recipe Variations for the Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

 

There are many ways to vary this recipe for slow cooker French dip sandwiches. Here are a few ideas:

  • Add sautéed onions and peppers to the sandwiches: Sautéed onions and peppers add a nice crunch and flavor to the sandwiches. Simply heat a little oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add sliced onions and peppers. Sauté until they are tender, about 5-7 minutes, and then add them to the sandwiches.
  • Try different types of cheese: While provolone cheese is a classic choice for French dip sandwiches, you can also try other types of cheese such as Swiss or cheddar. Experiment with different flavors and textures to see what you like best.
  • Experiment with different types of broth: The broth is what gives French dip sandwiches their signature flavor, so feel free to experiment with different types. Try using chicken broth or vegetable broth instead of beef broth to see how it changes the flavor. You could also add a splash of Worcestershire sauce or other seasonings to the broth for extra depth of flavor.
 
 

 

Best Easy Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

Best Easy Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours 4 seconds
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes 4 seconds

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 2 (10.5 oz) cans condensed french onion soup
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can beef consommé
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Sub Rolls or a preferred roll
  • Optional: Bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions

Instructions

  1. Place roast in slow cooker. Add beef consommé and french onion soup. Cover. Cook on LOW approx 6- 8 hours, until it pulls apart easily with a fork.
  2. Place roast on cutting board and shred. Reserve juices for dipping.
  3. If including bell peppers, mushrooms and onions, sauté at this time.
  4. Serve meat on desired rolls. cheese. Top meat with provolone cheese and desired toppings. Serve with meat juices for dipping.

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

Serving and Storing the Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

There are many delicious side dishes that would pair well with these slow cooker French dip sandwiches. Here are a few serving suggestions:

  • French fries: Classic French fries are a classic accompaniment to French dip sandwiches. They can be served alongside the sandwiches as a dipping option, or you can pile them on top of the sandwiches for an extra crunchy bite.
  • Coleslaw: Coleslaw is a refreshing side dish that adds a nice crunch and tangy flavor to the sandwiches. It’s easy to make your own coleslaw by shredding cabbage and carrots and tossing them with a simple dressing made of mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar.
  • Salad: A simple green salad is a healthy and refreshing side dish that pairs well with the rich and savory flavors of the sandwiches. You can keep it simple with just lettuce, or add in other vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers.
  • Chips and dips: Chips and dips are always a crowd-pleaser. Consider serving a variety of dips such as guacamole, salsa, or bean dip alongside a basket of chips for a fun and casual side dish.
  • Pickles: Pickles are a classic accompaniment to French dip sandwiches. You can serve them alongside the sandwiches as a crunchy and tangy side dish, or add them to the sandwiches for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Roasted vegetables: Roasted vegetables are a healthy and flavorful side dish that pairs well with the sandwiches. Simply toss your favorite vegetables with a little oil and roast them in the oven until tender. Some great options include Brussels sprouts, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
 
 

In conclusion, these slow cooker French dip sandwiches are a delicious and easy-to-make meal that is sure to please the whole family. Here are a few tips for serving and storing the sandwiches:

  • Serving: These sandwiches are best served hot, straight out of the slow cooker. If you are serving them for a party or gathering, consider setting up a self-serve station with the sandwiches, the reserved juices for dipping, and any desired toppings and side dishes.
  • Storing: Any leftover sandwiches can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Simply wrap the sandwiches in foil or plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container. Reheat the sandwiches in the oven or on the stovetop before serving.

There are many delicious side dishes that pair well with these sandwiches. Some suggestions include French fries, coleslaw, salad, chips and dips, pickles, and roasted vegetables. Whatever you choose, these sandwiches are sure to be a hit with the whole family. Enjoy!

 
 

 

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