Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Need a serve-yourself crowd pleaser? Make and serve French Dips from the same slow cooker.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 5 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1
boneless beef chuck roast (3 lb)
1 1/2
cups water
1/3
cup soy sauce
1
teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
dried bay leaf
3
or 4 peppercorns
2
loaves (1 lb each) French bread

  • 1 If beef roast comes in netting or is tied, do not remove. In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, place beef. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients except bread; pour over beef.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Skim fat from surface of juices in cooker; discard bay leaf and peppercorns. Remove beef from cooker; place on cutting board. Remove netting or strings from beef. Cut beef into thin slices. Cut each loaf of bread into 5 pieces, about 4 inches long; cut horizontally in half. Fill bread with beef. Serve with broth for dipping.

Expert Tips

Make this recipe a day before serving, and store in the fridge overnight. Reheat the beef mixture in a large saucepan on the stovetop to safely heat, then place in the slow cooker on the Low heat setting for up to two hours for serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
1130mg
1130%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
35%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.