Oh holy amazing goodness. These are the words that I am using to describe this french dip crock pot recipe.
French Dip Crock Pot Dinner Recipe
I’ll admit, I’m a huge fan of the crock pot for making dinner. If it can do atleast 80% of the work for me, life is good. Well, life is good anyways, but you get the point, right?
And, since my Crock Pot Philly Cheese Steak recipe is so popular this time of year, I figured I’d put something together that was equally as amazing and I might have to say that I *think* I might have beat the Philly Cheese Steak Crock Pot recipe. Seriously, this crock pot french dip recipe is simply amazing. And, it’s literally and toss and go recipe perfect for those nights with sports practices, church commitments or those days when you just flat out don’t feel like cooking. Ever have those? I do.
This Crock Pot French Dip recipe is a keeper!
For this slow cooker french dip, I used a three-pound chuck roast. For beef crock pot recipes this is my favorite cut of meat. It cooks low and slow in the crock pot so well and turns out to be a delicious mess of tender shredded beef when it’s done simmering all day. In all honesty, this recipe for french dip does call for Campbell’s condensed soups, but it’s all good. The french dip sauce that it makes is simply delicious and it would take a lot of unique ingredients to get to this height of awesomeness and like I said… sometimes we just need easy, right? In my opinion, this is the best french dip recipe that I’ve ever made and super bonus points for being incredibly easy.
In case I haven’t sold this one enough… these easy french dip sandwiches need to be on your menu. Like.this.week. I served it with french fries for the boys and I had a salad with it. And, for triple bonus points – our kids loved it! Of course, they love steak, so I called it a steak sandwich. Easy enough, right?
This slow cooker french dip recipe will make your life easier! Promise!
Now, onto the cooking steps. There’s literally four. Love that.
First, I browned my chuck roast in about two tablespoons of vegetable oil. I don’t think that you should skip this part. If you hate doing dishes as much as I do, I also might consider grabbing the Ninja 3-in-1 Slow Cooker. It is a stovetop as well as a slow cooker, so there is no need to a) dirty another pan from browning your meat and b) you don’t lose the amazing flavors that are in the pan when you brown meat. But, you don’t need one for this recipe, so just use two pans and use a spatula to get all the goodness from the pan.
Next, pour in your soups. I get it, I get it… they’re soups. They’re soups, and they rock this recipe. ‘Nuff said.
Turn your slow cooker on high for four hours or on low for 8-10 hours. The day I made these I needed dinner to be done sooner that later so I did high. And it was still delicious, so I totally recommend that way if needed.
When your slow cooker is done cooking dinner for you, move your roast to a bowl and remove fatty pieces off. On my roast I had about a cup worth of fat. Shred the reminder in the bowl.
Next, remove any large chunks of meat or fat out of the juice that’s still left in the crockpot. Pour the juice from the crockpot into a pan that you can simmer in your stovetop. Simmer to reduce it to half. This will be your french dip sauce and it will be dang good.
Next, put your shredded meat onto hoagie rolls or french bread slices and top with provolone cheese. We like cheese, so I did two pieces over each french dip and put in the oven on low broil until the cheese was a little browned. De-licious.
Serve your French Dips with the sauce on the side and have a quiet dinner (everyone will be *quietly* devouring your sandwiches – I promise!)
French Dip Crock Pot Dinner Recipe
- 3 pound chuck roast
- 2 T vegetable oil
- 2 cans Campbell's French Onion Soup
- 1 can Beef Consomme Soup
- 8 hoagie rolls
- 8-16 slices provolone (depending on if you want one or two pieces of cheese on each sandwich
- Brown Chuck Roast in vegetable oil
- Add soups to chuck roast
- Slow cook on high for four hours or on low for 8-10 hours
- When slow cooker is done, move your roast to a bowl and remove fatty pieces off
- Remove any large chunks of meat or fat out of the juice that's still left in the crockpot
- Pour the juice from the crockpot into a pan that you can simmer in your stovetop
- Simmer au jus juice to reduce it to half (This will be your french dip sauce and it will be dang good.)
- Put your shredded meat onto hoagie rolls or french bread slices and top with provolone cheese
- Put sandwiches in the oven on low broil until the cheese is as browned as you like it