Crock Pot (Slow Cooker) French Dip Roast Beef Sandwiches

Total Time
5hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs

I have another tried and true French Dip recipe and also use another great one here on 'zaar, but when I went to make it the other day, I was lacking all of the ingredients to make the following was born. Turns out everyone liked it better than either of my previous ones, so I figured I better post it for posterity!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place roast in 4.5 - 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle with onion soup mix and then pour onion soup and beer over it.
  3. Drop bouillon cubes in different spots into the liquid and sprinkle pepper and salt to taste over all.
  4. Cook on high for 4-5 hours. (I guess you could also cook on low for 8 hours or so, but I haven't tried it!).
  5. Remove meat and slice or shred; return to slow cooker and cover.
  6. Turn to low and let meat soak up the juices until ready to serve.
  7. Our favorite way to serve: open rolls and place a slice of provolone on one side of each; place under broiler until cheese is almost melted. Spoon beef on top with slotted spoon and serve sandwich with a side cup of au jus.


Most Helpful

I'm sorry, the concept of this recipe is wonderful, BUT...the sodium content in this recipe is above and beyond the necessary. The simplicity of using packets of seasoning is great, but not at the cost of my families health. I found that creating my own seasoning combo's and using those made this recipe equally delicious and succulent WITHOUT the ridiculous amount of salt.

Chef Nasus August 23, 2009

The best way to make this dish both tasty and healthy is to use all fresh ingredients for flavor. Chop fresh onions, a poblano pepper, fresh garlic, five or so cloves, coarse pepper and a small amount of salt. My family and friends love it and it's good for them.

Judy T. July 22, 2015

We thought this was great. It said to add salt. I did not.

WW Girl September 11, 2011

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