Crock Pot French Dip sandwiches are a favorite at our house! Set and forget, and perfect for feeding a crowd! Serve with or without onions for a dinner win!
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Crock Pot French Dip

Crock Pot French Dip sandwiches are a favorite at our house! Set and forget, and perfect for feeding a crowd! Serve with or without onions for a dinner win!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, sandwich, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 701kcal
Author Julie Espy

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1.5 pounds chuck roast
  • 10.5 ounces beef consomm√© (1 can)
  • 10.5 ounces French onion soup (1 can)
  • 12 ounces Guinness stout or other dark beer
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

For serving

  • 4 French sandwich rolls
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese

Instructions

  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil.
  • Liberally season both sides of the roast with salt and pepper. Sear the roast in hot oil for 2-3 minuter per side until a nice crust forms. Transfer to your slow cooker.
  • To the slow cooker add beef consomm√©, french onion soup, beer, onion, and garlic powder. Move everything around a bit to mix the liquids and seasoning together.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 1/2 hours.
  • Remove lid and take out the roast. Place on a cutting board. Use a slotted spoon to remove the onions; place in a bowl. Strain the cooking liquid into a fat separator (or a bowl) and let sit. Rough chop or shred the roast. Pour the fat off the cooking liquid (or skim off fat if in a bowl) and transfer to small bowls for serving.
  • Assemble sandwiches by dividing the meat among the rolls. Top with a slice of cheese that's been cut in half and lay over the top to cover the whole sandwich. Top with cooked onions if desired. Serve immediately with au jus (strained cooking liquid).

Notes

  • If you want to leave out the beer, add 1 more can of beef consomm√© instead.
  • Sometimes we like to toast our rolls before and it's delicious! It adds another layer of flavor and texture. It also helps the bread stay together with all that au jus.

Nutrition

Calories: 701kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 1031mg | Potassium: 784mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 19mg