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Recipe: Slow cooker French dip sandwiches

Posted December 26, 2013

For some reason, one of my running buddies and I always end up talking about food when we're training. Maybe it's because we know, particularly after long runs, that we'll be starving later.

She is better than I am at discovering recipes for the slow cooker. This one, which came from a friend of hers, she raved about. It is so delicious and easy. It made three nights of dinners, plus two lunches for my husband, for my family of four. The final dinner, I turned the remaining au jus into a gravy and served the meat over mashed potatoes.

It's an especially great recipe for a crowd if you're hosting any New Year's festivities. Here's how it's done: 

French dip in the slow cooker

1 (31/2 - 4lb) boneless chuck roast, trimmed
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 beef bouillon cube
1 bay leaf
3 to 4 peppercorns
1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp garlic powder
12 French sandwich rolls
Provolone cheese

Place trimmed roast in a 5 quart slow cooker. Combine soy sauce and next six ingredients. Pour over roast. Add water to slow cooker until roast is almost covered.

Cook, covered on low for 7 hours or until very tender. Remove roast, reserving broth. Cut or shred roast and place on rolls with cheese.

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  • Wifeandkids Dec 30, 2013

    Thank you for the recipe. Can't wait to try it.

  • shall6 Dec 27, 2013

    Very true!


  • seenbetterdaze Dec 27, 2013

    We make it with Eye Round Roast, trimmed of fat. 1 envelope of Lipton onion soup mix over the meat, several shakes of seasoned salt over meat, several shakes of soy sauce, 1 can of beef broth, one cup water stirred in... diced onion, small can of mushrooms drained, and to thicken one can of mushroom soup if you like it thicker. Delicious and so easy.

  • mcorson2 Dec 26, 2013

    Beef Broth, not water, get more flavor! just sayin....