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posted: 10/21/15

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This French Dip Sandwich recipe is made in the slow cooker and are easy and packed with flavor! Perfect for an easy weeknight meal or to feed a crowd.

This French Dip Sandwich recipe is made in the slow cooker and are easy and packed with flavor! Perfect for an easy weeknight meal or to feed a crowd.

You guys! I’m so excited about today’s post! Today I get to tell you about my friend, Ashley’s book! Introducing, 3o Easy Meals for Reluctant cooks! It’s such a great concept! Thirty days of meals. Each day has three different recipes, and they are always easy and always compliment each other perfectly.

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How to Make Easy French Dip Sandwiches

I loved her French Dip Sandwiches from this book so much, and I know you will too.

  1. Sear a beef roast in some hot oil until there’s a nice brown crust on all sides.
  2. Throw it into the slow cooker with all sorts of savory seasonings (they’re all pantry staples so I bet you already have all of these things on hand!) and let it simmer on low for eight hours or high for four hours.
  3. Shred the meat with a fork, then add heaping helpings to nice crusty hoagie rolls.
  4. Top each sandwich with some provolone cheese (I like to use the slices found in the deli section of my grocery store)
  5. Pop the open-faced sandwiches under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  6. Serve with juices from the slow cooker for dipping.
This French Dip Sandwich recipe is made in the slow cooker and are easy and packed with flavor! Perfect for an easy weeknight meal or to feed a crowd.

What is the Best Cut of Meat for French Dip Sandwiches?

A good top loin roast has tons of rich flavor and outer fat that can be trimmed off after the meat is cooked. You can also use bottom, top or eye round roast too. The trick to any roast is cooking it low and slow for that tender, fall apart texture.

This French Dip Sandwich recipe is made in the slow cooker and are easy and packed with flavor! Perfect for an easy weeknight meal or to feed a crowd.

Other Easy Crock Pot Meals

My slow cooker saves the day all the time! If you’re looking for more recipes that you can fix and forget, try some of my favorites:

You definitely want to make these for your family! If you do, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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French Dip Sandwich

Serves: 8
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
This French Dip Sandwich recipe is made in the slow cooker and are easy and packed with flavor! Perfect for an easy weeknight meal or to feed a crowd.

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSPs olive oil
  • 2 1/2 pound beef roast
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 28 oz low sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dried onion flakes
  • 2 TBSPs low sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 to 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 6 to 8 hoagie rolls

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Generously season the meat with salt and pepper. When the oil in the pan begins to smoke, add the meat to the pan. Sear the meat on all sides, cooking until just browned.
  • While the meat is searing, add the rest of the ingredients (save the cheese and hoagie rolls) to your slow cooker. Then add the meat.
  • Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. The meat is done when when you are able to easily shred it with a fork. Remove the bay leaves.
  • Add the meat to the hoagie rolls and top with cheese. Place open faced under your oven’s broiler until the cheese is just melted. Serve with the bowls of the drippings from the slow cooker for dipping!
Serving: 1sandwich Calories: 468kcal (23%) Carbohydrates: 41g (14%) Protein: 36g (72%) Fat: 19g (29%) Saturated Fat: 8g (50%) Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 83mg (28%) Sodium: 1134mg (49%) Potassium: 95mg (3%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 7g (8%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: dinner
Cuisine: French

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  1. Amy @Very Culinary says

    My kind of cookbook! And the sandwiches look awesome!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Amy!

    • Linda wark says

      They are awesome ! One of my families favorites ! Great with mozzarella cheese too !

  2. Glory/ Glorious Treats says

    Looks amazing! I know my family would be so excited to see these yummy sandwiches for dinner!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Glory!

  3. heather @french press says

    I cannot wait to get my hands on a coy of this book! I was planning on having a salad for lunch, and now I have to have a french dip…so there’s that

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Heather!

  4. Josie says

    These remind so much of a meal I had over 30 years ago (oh boy how old do I feel?) I was on holiday visiting my family in Canada at the tender age of 13 visiting family I had never met as they left the UK the day before I was born. It was a restaurant called the Deep Cove Chalet in Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island I think. I am sure it was called a steak sandwich but this is what it looked like. I can still imagine the flavour now after all these years. I cannot wait to try it. Only problem is I really want to go back as soon as possible now to see my family. You have made me miss them but in a good happy memories kind of way.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Awww, so glad I could bring back that sweet memory Josie :)

  5. Judy says

    What kids nod of beef roast works the best for this recipe?

  6. Carol says

    What type of beef roast do you recommend? And how many servings in this recipe? Thanks!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Carol, I’m so VERY late getting back to you on this, but I find this infographic super helpful in looking for what cuts of beef to use. And I get about 8 servings out of this recipe. It actually freezes really well, so I always freeze half of what I make and eat it about a week or two later as a second dinner for the fam.

  7. Ronni says

    1/2 cup of dried onions?

    • Lisa Longley says

      You can find them in the spice aisle

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