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

Bonnie D. Recipe

By Bonnie D. Utahn

a crowd
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

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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geri stevens gracefullikeagazelle
Aug 19, 2015
Thank you too (:
Bonnie D. Utahn
Aug 19, 2015
Good morning. The beef broth is a 14 ounce can and the French onion soup is 10 1/2 ounces. Thank you!
geri stevens gracefullikeagazelle
Aug 19, 2015
I would surely love to me a member of Paul Bushay's church with this fare on the menu =D
I hate to ask what may seem obvious to some but what size cans of broth & soup are you asking for Bonnie? I live in Toronto where we tolerate the metric system (which I've never gotten used to even after so many years of using it...)
Is "gotten" actually a word??
Gail Adair Gail_Adair
Jul 19, 2015
This is a fantastic recipe...looking forward to making it today. My question is should the liquid cover the meat? Thanks
May 5, 2015 - Bonnie D. shared this recipe with discussion group: Grandparent To Grandparent.