Craving some French Dip Sandwiches? Try them in the Slow Cooker! French Dip Sandwiches can be paired with so many side dishes including some french fries, sweet potato tots for a twist or even a nice, light and refreshing tomato, onion and cucumber salad – the options are endless!
SLOW COOKER FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES RECIPE
There is just something about a hot sandwich that is comforting to the soul! This Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches Recipe is perfect for any time of the year and will most definitely leave your taste buds craving for more.
WHAT ARE FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES?
French Dip Sandwiches are a classic and delicious hot sandwich filled with juicy beef, placed on a thick roll, and along with some melted cheese on top. The sandwich can then be dipped into a warm and flavorful side of Au Jus.
WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF MEAT FOR FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES?
If you want a true, authentic, French Dip Sandwich, I would suggest using a rump roast and slicing it into its traditional thin slices.
However, if you happen to be feeding an army of people or simply want to save some money, a less expensive meat option would be a chuck roast – but do not let that fool you! Just because it is less expensive, does not mean it will not still be full of boasting flavors! A chuck roast can be easily prepared in a slow cooker and shreds into delicious, mouth-watering pieces that will leave you with a pleasantly plump sandwich.
WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF CHEESE?
Generally, a subtle and creamy cheese pairs the best with Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches such as Provolone. However, if you aren’t a fan of provolone cheese, do not be afraid to try some mozzarella cheese or even Monterey Jack cheese.
I would recommend staying away from any spicy or strong-flavored cheeses as it takes away from the other flavors, which you definitely will not want to miss out on!
WHAT IS THE BEST BUN FOR FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES?
Wondering what the best bun is for a French dip sandwich? Look no further!
Since you will be dipping your sandwich in Au Jus, a thick bun such as a French baguette or even a hoagie roll would be best. You will not want your French Dip Sandwich falling apart while it is soaking up all of the Au Jus deliciousness.
WHAT IS AU JUS?
Never heard of Au Jus? Well let me tell you, it is a true game changer in the world of hot sandwiches!
Au Jus simply means “with juice”. It’s what puts the ‘Dip’ in French Dip! Once the meat is done cooking in the slow cooker, strain out any remaining solids and just like that, you are left with a fresh, thin, and perfectly briny ‘jus’ to dip your hot sandwich into!
Plus, if you decide to use a chuck roast, the fats that drain out will help to create a bit more richness to your Au Jus – saving money and adding a little extra flavor? You can’t go wrong!
It’s so good, it has my mouth watering just thinking about it!
CAN I ADD SOME CARAMELIZED ONIONS TO A FRENCH DIP SANDWICH?
You most certainly can! While caramelized onions are not a requirement, it sure does add a slightly sweet taste that is irresistible for onion lovers!
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French Dip Sandwiches
- 2 10.5 oz cans condensed French Onion Soup
- 1 10.5 oz can of Beef Consommé
- 3-4 lbs beef chuck roast
- 8 sandwich rolls
- 8 slices provolone cheese
- Place roast into slow cooker.
- Pour soup & consommé over roast.
- Cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours.
- Remove liquid from slow cooker and put in small saucepan. Over medium heat, bring to a boil then reduce to simmer for about 10 minutes to make Au Jus dipping sauce
- Shred beef with fork or slice.
- Place meat on sandwich rolls, top with provolone cheese.
- Optional: Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 5 minutes to allow cheese to melt.
- Serve with sauce on the side for dipping.
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On Christmas Day, can you believe that it was 70 degrees and we were able to go on a family hike? I couldn’t either! I ended up slipping in the leaves, as we were heading down the giant hill and falling on my butt, knocking my 5 year old down in front of me. Luckily she just started laughing so hard that she was crying and wasn’t injured in the least. LOL . Me on the other hand, my 43 year old self was a little more sore than she was! No serious injuries though, thankfully!
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