The Best French Dip Sandwich {Slow Cooker}

This French Dip Sandwich made in the Slow Cooker is so easy and delicious. Add a few ingredients to your roast and let it cook all day. This is the perfect dinner to end a busy day with the family or the perfect easy meal for game day and holidays.

French Dip Sandwich

French Dip Sandwich

Sandwich recipes are so much fun. One of my favorite sandwich recipes is a recipe that my mom used to make us after long road trips which is a Ham and Cheese Slider. They are easy to make ahead and freeze. Jalapeno Popper and Bacon Grilled Cheese is a sandwich that is out of this world, amazing.

Things I love about this French Dip Recipe:

  • This recipe is a family favorite.
  • The wonderful aroma fills the house.
  • It’s so satisfying to know that you can literally open up a roll, add some meat, and a slice of cheese, and just dig in

If you love sandwiches, you might want to check out my recipe for ham and cheese sliders 

French dip sandwich


Make-Ahead and Storage:

Can I Make this French Dip in the Slow Cooker Ahead of Time?

French Dip is even better the day after. It soaks in that delicious juice and the flavor gets stronger

How Long will Cooked Roast Beef last in the refrigerator?

  • roast beef that is cooked can last 3-4 days covered in the refrigerator

Can I Freeze the Roast Beef and Juices?

Yes. Place cooled-off beef with its’ juices in a freezer bag and store for up to 2 months


Thaw frozen french dip in the fridge overnight or place in a large saucepan with the lid on and cook on low until juice is thawed and heat is warmed through

What is Au Jus made of?

  • It is the juices seasoned from beef and seasonings that have been slow-cooked

How Long will Cooked Roast Beef last in the refrigerator?

  • cooked roast beef will last, covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days

Can I use Regular Soy Sauce in place of Low-Sodium Soy Sauce?

The low-sodium sauce has less salt. This recipe can be overpowered if you use regular soy sauce. However, if you only have regular soy sauce, you can dilute it with 1 cup of water

What Sides go with French Dip Sandwiches?

  • Coleslaw, chips, baked beans, fries, potato wedges, fruit salad, and pasta salad all make good sides

What is Au Jus made of?

  • It is the juices seasoned from beef and seasonings that have been slow-cooked

What Sides go with French Dip Sandwiches?

French dip recipe in slow cooker

Tips and Tricks:

  • use low-sodium soy sauce which has less salt
  • cook on low for a long period of time until the beef is so tender that it pulls apart with a fork
  • low on juice? Add some beef broth to the juice

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How Do You Make French Dip in the Crock-Pot?

  1. Place the roast beef into the slow cooker
  2. Add juices and seasonings
  3. Place lid on and cook on high for 6-8 hours or until beef is tender
  4. Shred beef
  5. Strain juice
  6. Serve beef on split french bread, with Au Jus

Here’s the recipe and printable…

French dip recipe

The Best French Dip Sandwich {Slow Cooker}

Tender and juicy French Dip Sandwiches in a Slow Cooker
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 292cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $15


  • 1 3 lbs. Beef Chuck Roast
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp. savory spice
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 whole peppercorns
  • 8 slices Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 8 French Rolls – split


  • Place the roast into the slow cooker
  • Add the liquids and seasonings
  • Place the lid onto the slow cooker and cook on high for 6 to 8 hours or until tender beef pulls apart
  • Use tongs or a fork to pull the beef apart
  • Strain broth for dipping
  • Place shredded beef on rolls – add sliced cheese to beef
  • Serve with dipping broth


nutrition facts are only an estimate


Calories: 292cal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 1274mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 12mg


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