Bonnie D. Recipe

FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES--Best in the West or East!

By Bonnie D. Utahn

Recipe Rating:
a crowd
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

Bonnie's Story

This superb recipe for French Dip Sandwiches comes from a dear friend. It is truly the best French Dip sandwich recipe that we have ever tasted. Do not substitute anything in this recipe and you will not be disappointed! It only has four ingredients and you can use the slow cooker to prepare it. How easy is that? Enjoy!

The photo is my own, recipe by pattycake.


4 pound lean chuck roast (don't substitute meat)
can french onion soup (condensed)
can beef broth
12 ounce bottle guiness beer (don't substitute beer)
serve on soft whole wheat sub rolls for dipping in the au jus

Directions Step-By-Step

Place the chuck roast in the slow cooker. Add the French onion soup, can of beef broth, and the 12 ounce bottle of Guiness beer. Whatever is in this beer works its magic on the au jus, so don't mess with it. Cook on low in the slow cooker for 4 to 6 hours until very tender.
When done, remove the meat and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Slice the meat on the diagonal and return to the juices for another 20 minutes or so.
This is a superb recipe for French dip sandwiches or whatever your creative mind can come up with. I buy whole wheat sub rolls, or soft whole wheat Bolillio rolls (pictured) to serve up the French dip sandwiches, then ladle up a monkey dish of au jus and serve the sandwiches with my oven fries and a green salad. It serves a crowd with minimal work, and leftovers are good the next day. It also freezes well.
This recipe makes a good amount of au jus. Save the leftover au jus in a ziplock, freeze it for beef soup later on. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: French
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Bonnie D. Utahn
Jan 29, 2015
lOL! I have never seen a 32 ounce can except in restaurants. It is a 14 ounce can.
Ann Lynch ctannie
Jan 29, 2015
I have this in the crockpot for tonight's dinner. Can't wait! Just a quick suggestion: I had the same question as another reader, what size can of beef broth?( I had 14oz and 32oz in the pantry). I had to scroll through 19 pages to find the question and answer. Maybe just edit the ingredients to say 14 oz can. I know everyone was raving about this recipe and figured it out themselves, but some of us are "amount challenged". Thanks!
Jan 5, 2015 - Bonnie D. shared this recipe with discussion group: TRIED & TRUE RECIPES (TNT)
Bonnie D. Utahn
Sep 18, 2014
Thank you very much, Pat, so glad you enjoyed them! Huggin' back!♥