Crock Pot French Dip Subs

These Crockpot French Dip Subs are a family favorite! If you're looking for an easy crockpot recipe that will be loved by both kids and adults, here it is!

For those of you familiar with my Crock Pot Thursday series, you know that my mother-in-law, three of my sisters-in-law, and I take turns selecting a slow cooker recipe weekly, and we all make that recipe on Thursday. It’s our way of sharing a family meal when we can’t be together. My husband and I live across the country from our family, and we only get to break bread with our relatives several times a year, so Crock Pot Thursday helps ease that distance.

Sometimes our schedule doesn’t allow for slow cooking on Thursday, and on days when I am behind schedule, I get to modify the recipe based on the feedback of the other Crock Pot Thursday families. When it came to this Crock Pot French Dip Subs recipe, the only feedback I heard in messages from my in-laws was how amazing it is and how easy it was to make.

They were right, and this recipe is now a familiar face in our family’s meal rotation. Sometimes I serve it simply, with just the beef on a roll with au jus for dipping, but sometimes I slather on some horseradish, and add some grilled onions to the French Dip Subs.

These Crockpot French Dip Subs are a family favorite! If you're looking for an easy crockpot recipe that will be loved by both kids and adults, here it is!

This recipe makes a lot of meat, so if you’re cooking for two, maybe use a smaller cut of beef. We usually get two night’s of Crock Pot French Dip Subs from the recipe, and then have enough leftover for some vegetable beef soup, beef burritos, or beef tacos.

The last time I made it, I froze a quarter of the meat for another day. I love having precooked meat in the freezer for last minute dinner ideas. It’s saved our evening meal more than once!

These Crockpot French Dip Subs are a family favorite! If you're looking for an easy crockpot recipe that will be loved by both kids and adults, here it is!

Crock Pot French Dip Subs

INGREDIENTS
  • 2.5 lb chuck roast (or any cut of roast)
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 10.5 oz can of beef broth
  • sliced or shredded cheese (mozzarella, provolone, or Swiss work great)
  • 6 sub rolls, the crustier the better
DIRECTIONS
1. Put the roast in the Crock Pot, cover with dry onion soup mix, and pour beef  broth over the top.
2. Cook on low for 8 hours, or until meat shred easily.
3. Shred meat with two forks, and let it sit in the juices for a bit before serving.
4. Butter the insides of the rolls, and place, face down, on a hot skillet or flat top grill. Cook until browned.
5. Add generous portion of beef to the rolls, top with cheese, and serve with the juices from the slow cooker (au jus) on the side. If you are heavy dippers like us, you’ll need lots of au jus. It’s that good.
6. Chow down.

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The juices from this dish are delicious for dipping!
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Ingredients
  • 2.5 lb chuck roast (or any cut of roast)
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 10.5 oz can of beef broth
  • sliced or shredded cheese (mozzarella, provolone, or Swiss work great)
  • 6 sub rolls, the crustier the better
  • butter, for grilling the rolls
Instructions
  1. Put the roast in the Crock Pot, cover with dry onion soup mix, and pour beef broth over the top.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours, or until meat shred easily.
  3. Shred meat with two forks, and let it sit in the juices for a bit before serving.
  4. Butter the insides of the rolls, and place, face down, on a hot skillet or flat top grill. Cook until browned.
  5. Add generous portion of beef to the rolls, top with cheese, and serve with the juices from the slow cooker (au jus) on the side.

 


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16 thoughts on “Crock Pot French Dip Subs

  1. My husband totally loves French dips so I'm totally trying this this weekend. (Or so I say…my grand cooking plans frequently lose out to In-N-Out or Chili's – Mom/Wife of the year right here). But, this seems like something easy enough: NOT 4 HOURS ON HIGH. Got it.

  2. We love French Dip Subs but have yet to find one that worked well for us in the crock pot. We will be giving this one a try this weekend as it’s super simple to make (only a few ingredients) and it’s been a while since we had them.
    Can’t wait to give it a try, thanks for the recipe 🙂

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