French Dip-Crock Pot Recipe

READY IN: 10hrs 10mins
Recipe by Diana Adcock

A really nice fireside supper for friends. Taste the Aus Jus first to make sure it's really "beefy" and add another bouillon packet if needed. Edit--if "heat bothers you" start with 1 teaspoon of black pepper.

Top Review by Karen..

This was so delicious! Two of my kids do not even like roast beef and they loved this. My husband could not stop eating it and raved the entire, it couldn't get any easier! I used a 4 lb. bottom round roast and 3 tsp. of instant beef bouillon powder. I also used regular salt because I had no seasoning salt. Otherwise, followed to a "T". I have to admit, I was worried about all that pepper, but it was fine! I cooked 4.5 hours on high, then sliced the beef and put it back in the crockpot for about 20 minutes. Never have I eaten a more tender roast beef sandwich. I used split Kaiser rolls with a slice of American cheese on each and put them in the oven for about 10 minutes on 375*. Then I piled on the sliced meat and served with the au jus. Just wonderful. This made 8 good size sandwiches and I still have plenty for leftovers. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! P.S. My daughter loved it so much that after her sandwich, she asked for a cup of the au jus to DRINK!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat roast in flour and garlic salt. Braise the roast on all sides on pan prior to placing in crock pot.
  2. Place all ingredients in a crock pot.
  3. Cook on High for 5-6 hours or Low for 8-10.
  4. Remove the meat from the crock pot and place on a deep plate-to collect juices.
  5. Strain the broth well so that it is clear and no spices or onions remain. Add a few cups of water to create aus jus.
  6. Place in a saucepan and keep warm.
  7. Most people prefer to keep the broth as is but you can stir in a small amount of cornstarch mixed with cold water to thicken it up just a touch.
  8. (Remember to add the juices that drain off the meat).
  9. Heat Hoaggie buns to warm and slice the meat thin.
  10. Place a good amount of sliced meat in each of the buns and offer the Aus Jus in individual ramekins.

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