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Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwich. Beef roast and onions slow cook in seasoned stock until tender. Serve on a toasted cheese roll with a side of broth for dipping.
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4.6 from 10 votes

Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwich


  • yield: 8 sandwiches
  • A fix-it-and-forget-it slow-cooker meal that has broad appeal to all ages and taste preferences. Be sure to choose a chuck roast to insure the final product is juicy and tender.
  • 1 large sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 1 4 pound chuck roast
  • mustard
  • 4-1-1- seasoning
  • 3 cups beef broth or stock
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 8 French rolls - baguette style
  • 16 slices Provolone cheese


  • Place onion in the bottom of a slow-cooker.
  • Brush entire roast with mustard. Sprinkle generously with 4-1-1 seasoning.
  • Sear both sides of seasoned roast in a hot skillet. Place roast atop onions in slow-cooker.
  • Pour a little bit of the beef stock in the hot skillet. Deglaze the pan by stirring until all the bits are unstuck. Pour over roast in slow-cooker.
  • Pour in remaining stock.
  • Add bay leaves and thyme.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the roast is falling apart tender.
  • Remove and discard bay leaf and thyme sprigs.
  • Place the roast on a cutting board. Remove fat. Shred meat and place it back in the slow-cooker to keep warm until ready to serve.
  • When it's time to eat, remove the onions and meat with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Split open the hoagie rolls and place on a large baking sheet.
  • Cover the insides of the rolls with cheese slices. Place under a broiler under the cheese melts.
  • Remove from the oven and add meat and onions to each roll.
  • Serve each sandwich with a small bowl of the cooking liquid for dipping.
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