Slow Cooker French Dip

Slow cooker French dip sandwiches are an easy Sunday meal.  A beef roast is cooked low and slow in a rich beef stock until it becomes tender and literally falls apart.  The meat is then tucked into a soft roll and served with au jus.

Recipe: Slow Cooker French Dip


  • 4 lbs rump roast (or bottom round, sirloin, etc.)
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 beef bouillon, crushed
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 green pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 1 small yellow onion, sliced
  • 8 French rolls or 2 French baguettes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 slices provolone cheese


  1. Place roast in slow cooker. Cover with broth, bouillon, water, soy sauce, black pepper, garlic, onions and peppers, if using. Salt the roast, if desired.
  2. Cook low for 7-9 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Split rolls or baguettes and brush with olive oil.
  5. Toast in oven until lightly browned.
  6. Top with cheese and toast until cheese just begins to melt.
  7. Thinly slice meat against grain and place on buns.
  8. Top with peppers and onions and serve with remaining juices for dipping.

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