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Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches with the most tender roast beef, melted provolone cheese and a toasted hoagie served with au jus.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 5 mins
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 8
Calories: 779kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 3.5 pounds chuck roast
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 slices Swiss cheeses (or provolone)
  • 8 hoagies or sub rolls

Slow Cooker

  • 1 packet French Onion Soup Mix (dry)
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 1/3 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup Coke (not diet)
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce


  • Season all sides of the chuck roast with salt and pepper, oregano, and thyme.
  • Add olive oil to a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add meat to the pan and sear on high heat for 30 seconds or so on all sides, just until lightly browned.
  • Add meat to slow cooker and pour all “slow cooker” ingredients on top.
  • Cook on LOW for 4 hours and then remove meat to a cutting board. 
  • Thinly slice the meat and then return it to the slow cooker and continue to cook on LOW for one more hour.
  • When ready to serve, remove the roast to a bowl. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer and reserve it for dipping the sandwiches in.
  • Preheat oven to Broil. Slice rolls in half and lightly butter one side. Add a few slices of meat to the other side and two slices of cheese on top.
  • Place in oven on High Broil until the cheese melted and bread is golden. Serve with reserved au jus.


Beef consommé can be found on the Campbell;s soup section in your grocery store, near the beef broth.


Calories: 779kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 1879mg | Potassium: 841mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 481mg | Iron: 15.6mg