Cheesy Slow Cooker French Dip

French Dip

There is something about dreary, gray weather that brings out the comfort food craving in me and nothing screams comfort as loudly as a classic French Dip sandwich. The key to a great French Dip experience, of course, is the au jus. Interestingly enough, the best au jus I’ve made is also the easiest! Hey, when a delicious recipe is also easy, I don’t question it. 

Today, I found the most beautiful Sub Rolls at our grocery store and just knew that they needed to be stuffed with copious amounts of provolone and dipped in glorious au jus. DSC_0074[1]

Since this was a last minute idea, I grabbed the on sale shoulder roast (score) and trimmed it up to make it work for the French Dip. Really, any beef roast will do. I am cooking 4.5 lbs because, as usual, i’m cooking for a crowd. You want to get as much fat off the roast as possible then season with Salt and Pepper. I use Coarse Salt and plain old black pepper.DSC_0070[1]

Before checking out, I headed over to the gravy aisle and got the three easiest components for au jus EVER: Low Sodium Beef Broth, Au Jus gravy mix, and onion soup mix. It doesn’t look great in the picture, but the end result is glorious!

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I will take “after” pictures once it’s all put together. Now, to sit back and wait!

Slow Cooker French Dip
Serves 8
Deliciously easy and cheesy slow cooker French Dip sandwiches
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
1201 calories
61 g
317 g
49 g
124 g
23 g
806 g
1650 g
3 g
0 g
19 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
806g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1201
Calories from Fat 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g
75%
Saturated Fat 23g
115%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 317mg
106%
Sodium 1650mg
69%
Total Carbohydrates 61g
20%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 3g
Protein 124g
Vitamin A
14%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
79%
Iron
63%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 12 Sub Sandwich Rolls
  2. 24 provolone or swiss cheese slices
  3. 1 4-5 lbs. Beef Roast
  4. 2 Packages Onion Soup Mix
  5. 2 Packages Au Jus Gravy Mix
  6. 8 Cups Low Sodium Beef Broth
  7. salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Trim and season beef roast with salt and pepper, add to slow cooker
  2. combine onion soup mix, gravy mix, and beef broth in bowl and stir
  3. Pour broth mix over beef roast
  4. Cook on Low for 8-10 hours or High for 5-7 hours
  5. When beef is done, turn oven to Broil
  6. Shred beef with fork
  7. Slice rolls in half to create open face sandwiches
  8. Put two slices of cheese on bottom half and scoop of shredded beef on top half
  9. Place both on cookie sheet
  10. Broil in oven until cheese is melted and rolls toasted
  11. Serve au jus in shallow bowls for dipping
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calories
1201
fat
49g
protein
124g
carbs
61g
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