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French Dip Sandwich

French Dip Sandwich

This French Dip Sandwich can be made in the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot. Served with a seasoned au jus sauce.These sandwiches are an easy beef recipe for a weekday or weekend.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Yield 8 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) boneless beef roast
  • 2 cups beef broth (I like to use Better than Boullion Beef base)
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 whole black peppercorns (or sub 1/8 teaspoon black pepper)
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 french rolls or hoagies
  • 16 slices Provolone cheese
  • butter for rolls


  1. Remove and discard all visible fat from the roast. Place trimmed roast in a slow cooker or Instant Pot.

  2. Add the beef broth, soy sauce, bay leaf, peppercorns, rosemary, thyme, and garlic powder to the slow cooker or Instant Pot. Cover, and cook on Low heat for 6-8 hours, or until meat is very tender. It depends on your slow cooker; it could take more or less time. For the Instant Pot, cook for 30 minutes on high pressure.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for toasting the rolls. Remove meat from broth, reserving broth. Slice or shred meat depending on your preference. I prefer it sliced really thin.
  4. Slice rolls in half and place on a cooking sheet. Spread with butter and bake in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until barely toasted.
  5. Pile meat on rolls and top each roll with 2 slices of Provolone cheese. Place rolls back in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  6. Skim any fat off the surface of the reserved broth in the slow cooker. Serve with reserved broth. You may need to add water to adjust the strength of the au jus. Sometimes it is stronger than others and you can adjust it easily by adding water to your preference. Serve in ramekins so everyone can dip their own sandwiches.

Recipe Notes

adapted from Allrecipes