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Best Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Crazy tender Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches seeping with spices are unbelievably delicious and make the easiest dinner or party food! The meat is cooked low and slow, sliced then put back in the slow cooker so it drinks up all the juices and becomes melt-in-your-mouth tender.  Pile that juicy beef on to a golden toasted bun smothered with gooey cheese then dunk in flavor bursting au jus and you quite possibly the most delectably delicious bite of. your. life.  
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lb beef chuck roast trimmed of excess fat*
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 French rolls or hoagie buns
  • 12 slices provolone cheese

Slow Cooker

Instructions

  • Heat vegetable oil over medium high heat in a cast iron skillet. Using two forks or tongs to hold roast, sear on all sides until lightly browned. Add to slow cooker and top with all remaining Slow Cooker ingredients.
  • Cook on LOW for 4 hours then remove roast to a cutting board. Thinly slice roast across the grain. Place sliced meat back in slow cooker and continue to cook on LOW for 1-2 additional hours.
  • When ready to serve, remove roast and strain fat from broth for dipping.
  • Split rolls and line the bottoms on a baking tray. Top each half with beef followed by 2 slices cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F or until cheese is melted. Serve with reserved au jus.

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Notes

*The beef can be more or less than 3 pounds, but 3 pounds is roughly the amount for 6 sandwiches. **Beef consommé can usually be found in the canned section next to the beef broth OR the soups.  If you can't find it make sure to ask someone.  If your store doesn't carry it, you may substitute beef broth.