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A hearty slow cooker French dip sandwich on white parchment paper with a bowl of au jus dip.

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x


A slow cooker French Dip sandwich that’s a perfect hot fix for cool weather. Dip, dip, dip it in some hearty au jus gravy!


Units Scale
  • 34 lb. chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups beef consommé/broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika

Sandwich assembly:

  • Hoagie rolls/crusty French baguette
  • Provolone cheese
  • Horseradish mustard/cream (optional)


  1. Season meat with salt and pepper to taste and sear over medium-high heat until browned on both sides.
  2. Transfer meat to a 6 qt. slow cooker and add in onions.
  3. Combine consommé/broth with Worcestershire sauce, garlic and onion powders, oregano and paprika. Stir to mix.
  4. Pour broth mixture over the meat, cover and cook for 8 hours on low.
  5. Remove cooked roast to a cutting board and shred into bite-sized chunks with two forks, removing any fatty bits.
  6. To make a sandwich,  add some meat to a hoagie roll cut in half lengthwise and top with provolone cheese.
  7. Broil at 450°F for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  8. Dish and serve hot with au jus dip.
  9. Enjoy!


  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours