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This Crockpot French Dip Recipe is so tender and delicious. My family loves this meal and the crock pot makes it super easy to enjoy.

Dipping the French Dip Sandwiches in a the Au Jus Gravy
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This Crock pot French Dip recipe is family favorite and we enjoy it year round.  My mouth is watering just thinking about these sandwiches. You might also like French Dip Sliders.

You can also make Instant pot French Dip Sandwiches Recipe for another delicious variation. Check out more easy beef recipes for the perfect weeknight meal.

Why This Recipe Works

We love making slow cooker French Dip Sandwiches because of the flavor and easy it is to make. Combining the ingredients in the slow cooker gives the roast so much flavor and cooks the roast tender.

This is the perfect recipe to feed a crowd for any occasion. We love to make them for a tasty game day meal and it is always a hit.


French Dip Sandwiches ingredients - beef roast, onion, onion soup mix, garlic, beef broth, hoagie rolls, provolone cheese
  • Beef Roast
  • Onion
  • Onion Soup Mix
  • Minced Garlic
  • Beef Broth
  • Hoagie Rolls
  • Provolone Cheese

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Variations Ideas

  • Roast – This recipe can be made with different types of roast. I like using a chuck roast as it is easy to shred and is so delicious.
  • Seasoning – Feel free to make this recipe with different types of seasoning. Add in a bay leaf, garlic powder or onion powder. I usually start with a ½ teaspoon but you can definitely add more to what you prefer.
  • Sauce – Adding the beef broth to cook the roast in adds so much flavor. But you can also add in ½ tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce and soy sauce.

Step by Step Instructions

Placing the seasoning and onions with the roast in the slow cooker

Step 1 – Place everything (except the rolls) in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Placing the cooked shredded beef in the hoagies with cheese and placing on the baking sheet

Step 2 – Remove the roast from the crock pot and Shred the beef. Serve on toasted hoagie rolls. Top with provolone cheese. You can melt the cheese under a broiler.

  • Step 3 – Serve with the juice and dip your French dip sandwiches into the broth. Season with salt and pepper for delicious addition.

Recipe Tips

  • Au Jus – You can take ¼ cup cornstarch mixed in with ¼ cup water. Stir that into the broth. Turn to high and stir until thicken so you get a nice thickened sauce. This is great to dip the sandwiches in.
  • Broil – To add flavor to your sandwich we like to broil the sandwich for a golden brown crust. It also helps to melt the slice of cheese for a delicious cheesy sandwich.
  • Cooking Time – We like to cook the beef on low for about 8 hours for best results. This allows the beef to shred easily for an amazing Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich.
Dipping the french dip sandwiches in the gravy

Serving Suggestions

There are many options to serve with this crockpot French dip sandwiches recipe.  I keep it simple so that we can easily enjoy this during busy weeknights.

Some of our favorites include:

We also have served the sandwiches with a simple side of broccoli. Learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for a really quick and easy side dish.

French Dip Sandwiches on a plate

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you Freeze French Dip?

Yes! This Crock pot French Dip recipe freezes great. Just put all of the ingredients together and freeze instead of cooking it. You will love having this for a quick and easy dinner idea during busy weeknights. When you are ready to cook it, place the contents of your freezer bag into the crockpot (ingredients can be thawed or frozen) and cook on low for 6-8 hours. We love to make extra just to freeze. It is so handy having these quick and easy meals in the freezer.

How to Store Leftovers

We recommend storing the shredded beef separately instead of placing on the hoagie buns. This helps to keep the buns from getting soggy. Store in an airtight container and then place in the fridge.

Can I Use Different Cheese?

We love the way the provolone cheese melts, but you can also use Swiss cheese.

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Crockpot French Dip

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You have to try this easy crock pot french dip recipe. It is the best french dip recipe I have found. Our entire family loved it!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Lunch
Calories 356




  • Place everything (except the rolls) in the crock pot. Cover and cook on lwo for 8-10 hours.
  • Shred the beef.
  • Serve on toasted hoagie rolls. Top with provolone cheese.
  • You can melt the cheese under a broiler.
  • Serve with the juice and dip your french dip sandwhiches into the broth.
  • Notes: You can take ¼ cup cornstarch mixed in with ¼ cup water. Stir that into the broth. Turn to high and stur until thicken so you get a nice thickened sauce.

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Recipe Notes

This Crock pot French Dip recipe also freezes great. Just put all of the ingredients together and freeze instead of cooking it.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 356kcal, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 40g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 2789mg, Potassium 472mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 201IU, Vitamin C 62mg, Calcium 564mg, Iron 10mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This was SOOOO easy and SOOO incredibly good!!!! Just got done shredding the roast and the flavor is delicious!!! Cant wait to get it on the Hoagie rolls and top with some Provolone cheese!! Am thickening the dipping broth as we speak! This will definitely go into my rotation of easy hot AND cold weather dinners!! Thank you!!!!

  2. when you freeze it you put the leftover meat and all the ingredients in a freezer bag?

  3. You can freeze this raw (place all ingredients in a freezer bag) and just throw the freezer bag ingredients in the crock pot when you’re ready to cook it or you can freeze the leftovers in a freezer bag as well. When freezing the leftovers, I do include the leftover meat and all the sauce from the crock pot.

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious!! We used chuck roast and it turned out so nice and tender and very flavorful. Thank you for sharing!!

  5. Have made this recipe 100x if not more. It is one of our all time favorite meals to make. We sub deer roast for the beef. AMAZING!!

  6. 5 stars
    This was THE BOMB. The entire family loved it. My brother said it was one of the best meals I’ve ever made haha. The only thing i changed recipe wise was I cooked mine for about 7 hours and then when I went to shred the beef I picked all the fat out of it and then strained the sauce. I recommend keeping the fat on the roast until it’s cooked cause fat=flavor!

  7. 5 stars
    Made this in the crockpot and was thickening it a little and had my wife pulling some out and my dad doing the same and they both loved it. It was easy and delicious. It’s exactly what I wanted to find when looking for new recipes. Thank you for sharing it.

  8. What would be the cook time if you used the high setting? Just found this and wanting to try tonight. Looks yummy!!

  9. Has anyone used the slow cooker setting on the Instant Pot? How long should I cook? I tried this the other day, slow cook setting and 10 hours and it was dry. Advice is appreciated 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    My family loves this recipe!! I make it often. Thank you for sharing it, and so many other awesome recipes! Question though,: Why in the recipe does it say cool time 8 to 10 hours on low, but if you make it from frozen it says 6 to 8 hours on low? Wouldn’t the frozen take longer than making it ” fresh”? Is it cooked first, then frozen? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I’m a little confused on this point. Thanks for your help! And all the delicious recipes!

  11. 5 stars
    Made tonight and it was a big hit! Topped with
    Caramelized onions, will definitely make again Thanks!

  12. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight for my family. All the picky eaters enjoyed it which speaks volumes! I absolutely LOVED this and will definitely keep making it! The au ju I can eat as a soup that’s how flavorful and delicious it is!!

  13. I’m not sure what 3-4 beef roasts mean with no unit if measurement listed. Pounds? 4 whole roast? Obviously not but you see my point. Also it says to add everything but the rolls but you also do not add the cheese.

  14. My husband really loves French Dip Sandwiches. When I made this recipe tonight for dinner he put his hands up after taking a bite and said “ Don’t talk, I just need a minute to take this in. This sandwich is restaurant level good “. He rarely says anything like that about a new recipe we try. So it is now on oh dinner rotation for sure. Loved it.

  15. 5 stars
    This was so good. I even made it for 30 people and they loved it. I used a Chuck Roast and also
    added Beef Soup Base and used Low Sodium Beef Broth.