Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

Background and History

The French Dip sandwich, also known as a “Beef Dip,” is a classic American dish with disputed origins. One popular story attributes its creation to Philippe Mathieu, a French immigrant who opened Philippe’s restaurant in Los Angeles in 1918. Another tale credits a chef at the now-closed Cole’s Pacific Electric Buffet in Los Angeles. Regardless of its precise origin, the French Dip is beloved for its tender beef and savory au jus, perfect for dipping.


3 pounds beef chuck roast

1 onion, sliced

4 cups beef broth

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried rosemary

Salt and pepper to taste

6 French rolls or baguettes

Optional: Swiss or provolone cheese slices



Preparation Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

8 hours on low heat


Place the sliced onions and minced garlic at the bottom of the slow cooker.

Season the beef chuck roast with salt, pepper, dried thyme, and dried rosemary.

Place the seasoned roast on top of the onions in the slow cooker.

In a mixing bowl, combine beef broth, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour the mixture over the roast.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the beef is tender and easily shreds with a fork.

Once cooked, remove the beef from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks.

Strain the cooking liquid to remove onions and garlic, leaving behind the flavorful au jus.

Slice the French rolls or baguettes horizontally and place shredded beef inside, optionally topped with cheese.

Serve the sandwiches warm with a side of au jus for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving without cheese)

Calories: 450 kcal

Total Fat: 15g

Cholesterol: 120mg

Sodium: 900mg

Total Carbohydrates: 30g

Protein: 45g


For added flavor, toast the French rolls or baguettes before assembling the sandwiches.

Customize your French Dip by adding sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, or peppers to the sandwiches.

Leftover au jus can be refrigerated and used for dipping sandwiches or as a base for soups and stews.

Allergy Warning

This recipe contains soy sauce, which may contain wheat. Check the label for gluten-free options if necessary.

Be mindful of any allergies to ingredients such as garlic or onion.