Kittencal's Crock Pot French Dip Roast

Total Time
10hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 hrs

Use only low sodium soy sauce and beef broth for this, my family likes spicy so I add in some crushed chili flakes also, I have left the onion powder or onion flakes as optional if you are an onion-lover then you might want to include it --- any leftover beef gravy may be frozen to use later for gravies or soup bases

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim all visible fat from the roast then using a fork poke deep holes all over the meat.
  2. Place the beef roast in the crock pot.
  3. In a bowl combine the soy sauce, beef broth, black pepper, thyme, onion powder or onion flakes and fresh garlic or garlic powder; pour the mixture over the roast.
  4. Place the bay leaf into the crock pot.
  5. Add in enough water to almost cover the roast then mix to combine.
  6. Cover and cook on HIGH setting for 2 hours.
  7. Reduce the setting to LOW and continue to cook for about 5 hours more or until the meat is very tender.
  8. After cooking skim off the fat that has accumulated on the top.
  9. Remove the gravy and reserve.
  10. Discard the bay leaf.
  11. Shred the meat with a fork or slice thinly.
  12. Divide/pile the meat onto the rolls; serve as sandwiches, then serve the reserved broth for a dipping.


Most Helpful

This was amazing! The smell in the house all day was mouth-watering. I followed the recipe exactly. When the meat was done I toasted hoagie rolls, melted mozzerella cheese and added sauteed onions & mushrooms & mild horseradish sauce. We had alot of leftovers and will be making other dishes as well. This was the best french dip we have ever had...Thankyou!

Chef Niki T. January 26, 2011

Truly delicious! Made as directed for day 1, day 2 thickened the juices and made more of a beef and gravy mixture, and tonight I am making a pot pie out of the remaining beef and "gravy". Very good and highly recommended. Made for ZWT5.

Brenda. May 27, 2009

This was tasty, but the 2nd time I made it, I subbed one can of beef broth for a can of french onion soup, and the soy sauce for a can of beer...yum. Served on rolls with spicy jack cheese

Mon Fifi September 14, 2010

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