French Dip Roast Beef Sandwiches

"This beef comes out tender and flavorful and makes great French Dip sandwiches! I think one of the reasons it comes out so delicious is the secret ingredient...Beer :)"
photo by Swirling F. photo by Swirling F.
photo by Swirling F.
photo by Swirling F. photo by Swirling F.
photo by Swirling F. photo by Swirling F.
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Ready In:
3hrs 10mins
12-18 Sandwiches




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place roast in a large roasting pan.
  • Combine soup mix, broth and beer in a bowl and stir until soup mix is dissolved.
  • Pour over roast and place onions around it.
  • Bake for 2 to 3 hours, basting frequently, or until beef is tender and looks stringy when pulled with a fork.
  • If roast starts getting too crispy, cover pan with foil or lid.
  • Slice meat thinly and serve on rolls.
  • Serve juices in individual cups or bowls to dip sandwiches into.

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  1. Indiana Debbie
    Great recipe! I used a 4 lb rump roast and made it in a crockpot. Easy and good!
  2. chemistrss
    This recipe was a hit with the kids and the hubby. I made one simple change though-- I cooked this in the crock pot. (Gotta love that crock pot!!) The beef was very tender and the au jus was flavorful.
  3. Theresa P
    This is a very good recipe! I like the fact that the au juice is not as salty as a lot I've had.The beef was tender and the au juice is very flavorful.I served this with potato salad and jello for a nice easy meal after the busy Thanksgiving week-end.
  4. Marybeth5
    This was very easy to prepare and simply delicious! I straind the broth for a nice au jous. I will definitly be making this again.
  5. LaPearla
    I've made this recipe many times - Always in my crockpot so when I get home at the end of the day - the house smells wonderful and my dinner is ready. This is the only way to make roast beef sandwiches. The beef is always tender and juice is very savory. Note: I always strain the juices into individual bowls before serving. Outstanding!!


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