Shredded French-Dip Sandwiches

Total Time
9hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 9 hrs

This makes some of the best hot sandwiches. Delicious, deeply flavored beef with rich aujus for dipping. Put it together in the morning and come home to a great meal! We like it with a green salad and some chips on the side. I'm not sure where this came from- maybe the food network or some magazine. The left-overs(if there are any) freeze well. Thaw, thicken the aujus and add any remaining meat and serve over rice or noodles.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut roast in half, place pieces into crockpot.
  2. Combine canned soups with bouillon granules.
  4. Pour over meat.
  5. Cover, cook on low 8 hours.
  6. Remove meat from crockpot,shred with forks.
  7. Skim fat from aujus in crockpot.
  8. Return meat to crockpot,to rewarm.
  9. Pile meat on rolls.
  10. Serve juice as dipping sauce on the side.
Most Helpful

Reviewed 21Oct09: This was so easy and SO GOOD. I used a rump roast instead of a chuck roast, but otherwise made as directed. Without dipping the sandwich in the Au jus it was just ok, but dipped in it was just awesome. Great supper! Excited to have the leftovers tomorrow! Thanks for posting :) Updated 10Mar10: I made these delicious sandwiches again tonight, and sauteed some mushrooms and onions to top theses off with -- EXCELLENT. It took the sandwiches to the next level. (I did lose some of my toppings when I was dipping the sandwich, but I just fished them out with my fork). :)

Shelby Jo May 10, 2010

WONDERFUL! My picky 11 yr old daughter who hates meat loved it! Finally, a meal everyone in the family loves! I made this with 4 lbs sirloin tip roast (on sale). I doubled the soup amounts because my son loves aujus.. I forgot the beef bouillon at the store but found aujus seasoning packet at home so I added that instead. Like other reviewers, I was concerned about the salt level but found it was not salty at all! I cooked it for 9 hours on high because of the doubled aujus and it turned out perfect! Next time I'll follow another reviewers suggestion and have some sauteed onions, mushroom and maybe green peppers to top the sandwiches.

elvis's mom September 08, 2010

LOVED this beef! Some of the family are watching their carbs so they just ate the meat piled with lettuce and cheese. For the rest of us I toasted the rolls with a slice of provalone cheese and then made the sandwich. The au jus was SO good and luckily I doubled the au jus part of the recipe. I started the roast from a frozen state the night before and then cooked it all the next day. It was fall apart tender. After we ate I strained the rest of the au jus and froze it as it is also delicious beef broth. I am actually going to try this with a pork roast too.

Sooz Cooks November 21, 2010

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