Slow Cooker French Dips have tender roast beef and a flavorful au jus, great for days when you don’t feel like cooking.
This recipe for Slow Cooker French Dips couldn’t get any easier. I love an easy slow cooker meal because I am always running late for work! And my family absolutely loves this meal for french dip sandwiches!
I start by seasoning and then browning the roast in a skillet. Add a packet of au jus mix to the slow cooker, with a cup of water, whisk it, and then set the roast in the slow cooker. Set the slow cooker to low for 8 to 10 hours. Shred the meat up, put the meat on a hoagie roll or baguette, and if you want, melt the cheese over your meat under the broiler in your oven. Make up a new batch of au jus for serving, I do not use the greasy au jus that is left in the slow cooker.
I serve these french dips on a quality French baguette from the bakery section of the store. And I also use real swiss cheese, not the American cheese type. You can switch out the swiss cheese for provolone if you prefer.
Slow Cooker French Dips
- Slow Cooker- 6 quart or larger
- 3 pounds bottom round beef roast
- onion powder
- cooking oil about 1 tablespoon
- 2 oz. au jus gravy mix (2 total packages) one for cooking, one for serving
- French bread baguette or hoagie rolls
- Swiss cheese slices about 2 per sandwich
- Add 1 cup of water to your slow cooker. (not the 3 the au jus packet calls for)
- Add 1 packet of au jus mix.
- Season the meat on both sides with salt, pepper, and onion powder, just a sprinkle of each will do.
- Brown your meat in a skillet with cooking oil, on both sides.
- Add Meat to the slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 8-10 hours
- Make au jus gravy mix per packet directions.
- Shred the meat, discard any fat. I do this on a plate, then cover with foil until ready to serve.
- Assemble sandwiches.
- Melt the cheese under the broiler in the oven.
- Serve the french dips with the freshly prepared au jus