Slow Cooker French Dip Sammies

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches. Perfect weeknight dinner recipe!

I love a good sandwich. I’m talking a hearty, flavorful, MEATY sandwich. Oh, and did I mention I like it easy too? This french dip is a huge hit in our house.  I wanted to bake my own french bread, but the day got away from me and I just bought some baguettes from Panera Bread. Yeah, that was the easy route.

This makes A LOT of beef, so be ready to serve a crowd. Or, once it’s all cooked, strain the au jus and put beef and juice in a freezer Ziploc for later use. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker French Dip Sammies


  • 5 pounds Beef Rump Roast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Grill seasoning (I use McCormick)
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp beef bouillon granules
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 12 ounces Beer (darker the better)


  1. Place roast in large crockpot. Season with salt, grill seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, beef bouillon and minced onion. Add broth and beer to crockpot, cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Take out the meat, slice or shred it (it will be falling apart). Strain the au jus so there are no clumps of meat or fat (I just use a mesh strainer). Serve french dip on french bread with cheddar cheese and side of au jus. Enjoy!


20 Responses to “Slow Cooker French Dip Sammies”

  1. posted Oct 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Looks delicious! Crockpot meals are always a winner!

  2. posted Oct 14, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I just got a new crock pot and I am dying to get my hands on family friendly recipes to try. This looks great.

  3. posted Oct 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Ooo, that hunk of cheese paired with that delicious beef looks delish!

  4. posted May 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    just thought i’d let you know that i featured you on my blog today! this recipe i mean, have a great weekend!

  5. posted Sep 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Looks so yummy! This will be a great meal to make on a work day —- SOON!

  6. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I’m trying this recipe tonight, but a half portion. I’m wondering; would you recommend keeping the same cook time (low, 8 hours)? I’m going to check it at six hours since I really don’t know. Thought maybe a comment about it might help someone else looking for a smaller batch in the future. :) Can’t wait for dinner tonight!

    • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Hi Krista,
      After 6 hours is should be tender if you are using a smaller roast. I tend to go the 8 hours out of convenience (put it in the morning, turn it off at dinner time). It won’t hurt the meat to go longer, it’s quite tender and juicy!

      • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm

        Fabulous! Thanks for the quick reply. I’ll let you know what I go with – and how it turns out!

      • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm

        Oh my stars, Aimee! WHAT a scrumptious meal that was! This meal is officially on rotation in our house now. Good grief. It’s so good! I ended up leaving it in the full 8 hours and it was a-okay. There’s not a scrap left. :)

  7. Jennifer
    posted Feb 18, 2013 at 6:39 am

    This looks delish, and I can’t wait to try it out, but is it going to affect the flavor too much if I don’t add the beer? I don’t really drink beer often, so I never have it on hand. Thanks! :)

  8. Karen
    posted Dec 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I just put all of these ingredients into the crockpot and I can’t wait until 6 pm to taste it! I will let you know how it turns out! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. posted Jan 4, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I have the same question about the beer. We don’t drink beer, so I’m looking for a substitute. Should I just increase the beef broth?

  10. lindsay
    posted Mar 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    What mccormick seasoning????

  11. posted Mar 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

    These look AMAZING! I am making them tonight and then will share them on my blog,, of course there will be a link back to you. :-)

  12. marissa
    posted Mar 30, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I made this tonight! it was really good!! Big hit with the picky kid as well :)

  13. posted Jun 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    aimee @ shugarysweets, I also am waiting for your response regarding the beer. We’re not drinkers so would just adding more broth work?

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  16. KMC
    posted Sep 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Which dark beer do you recommend for the best flavor?

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