French Dip Sandwich

My French dip sandwich is one of the most popular recipes on the blog! It’s such an easy recipe and it’s made in the crockpot. Your whole family will love this one and your house will smell amazing while these are in the slow cooker. 
Easy French Dip Sandwiches! A perfect family dinner that's easy enough for a weeknight!
These slow cooker French dip sandwiches will just melt in your mouth! They’re so easy to toss together in the morning and you’ll come home to a delicious smelling house and the most amazing French dip sandwich ever!

Alright, friends that work from home – Let’s talk about the slow cooker (affiliate link).

How? How do you survive it?

I mean, don’t get me wrong. I super love how easy it is to toss things in there in the morning. I love what comes out of it at dinner time.

It’s the in-between that I can’t deal with.

easy french dip on white plate

My slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches (with pickle slaw or my mama’s best coleslaw of course!) leave me crying from the smells. It’s the same with this crockpot French dip!

An hour after the slow cooker is turned on, I’m drooling. My house smells so good all day long and it’s pure torture for anyone sitting in the house.

All you do all day is dream about dinner time!

I’m, like, supposed to concentrate on work? While there is this saucy beef cooking away and the most heavenly smells are just wafting out of the kitchen? Seems unreasonable to me.

You know you’ve all been there!

What I love about this recipe:

It’s easy. You open up a couple of cans of soup, toss ’em in your slow cooker, add a hunk of meat, and walk away.

The hardest part of the whole thing is using a can opener. Which, if you find that hard, you should maybe order take out. Or an electric can opener.

Either way, this recipe is super simple.

slow cooker french dip sandwich being dunked in au jus

It‘s so tender! The meat literally falls apart when you try to remove it from the crockpot.

It’s juicy and it’s tender and it couldn’t be more perfect.

Tip: If your meat doesn’t shred, it hasn’t been cooked long enough. Cover her back up and continue cooking for another hour. When the meat is done properly, it’ll shred like a dream.

The dipping sauce is outrageous. I recommend adding the liquid from the slow cooker into a saucepan and cooking it until it reduces by half. It really amps up the flavor in the sauce and makes it perfect for dipping your whole sandwich in.

Some people get a little freaked out about soggy bread, so you can totally skip dipping, but…this IS a French dip.

Be sure to PIN THIS RECIPE to save it for later! It’s so good, you don’t want to lose it! 🙂

This crock pot chicken and stuffing is total comfort food! The chicken is tender and the stuffing mix cooks right in the slow cooker with the chicken!

For more slow cooker favorites, try my crockpot chicken and stuffing!

I use my Ninja Slow Cooker for this recipe. I love that thing. You can sear and slow cook all in one and cooks nice and evenly.

You can find the Ninja Slow Cooker on Amazon right here. That’s an affiliate link. 🙂

Alright, guys!

Give this one a shot and report back. I’m eager to hear if your family loves this one as much as mine does!

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Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Serves 8     adjust servings

PLEASE NOTE: All slow cookers are different and some take longer/shorter than others. If your meat is not easily shredding after cooking, keep cooking it! It will get tender and easy to shred if it cooks long enough. If you double this recipe or use a larger roast, you will need to add cooking time as well.


  • 2 cans (10.5 ounces each) condensed French Onion Soup
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) Beef Consomme
  • 3-4 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 8 sandwich rolls
  • 8 slices provolone cheese


  1. Place the roast in a slow cooker. Pour the soup and consomme over the top.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  3. Remove 3 cups of the juice from the slow cooker with a measuring cup or ladle and add to a small sauce pan. Turn heat to medium and bring to a boil. Reduce to a hard simmer and let cook until reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer the beef to a pie plate and shred with a fork.
  5. Place the sandwich rolls in a 9x13 pan and spoon meat into each roll. Top with provolone cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  6. Serve immediately with the sauce on the side for dipping.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 560kcal Calories from fat 192
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 1184mg 49%
Carbohydrate 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 57g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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