Beef roast cooked in the crock pot all day falls apart into these perfect french dip sandwiches. Serve with the drippings for a perfect au jus dipping sauce!
I have no idea why I’ve worried my entire life that I would find a french dip sandwich totally gross. Its beef, bread, cheese, and flavored fat drippings. Um, hello?! This is probably the best sandwich I have ever put into my mouth!! And all thanks to my mom’s birthday. I made this for her as a pre-birthday celebration dinner before I moved to Michigan since I would miss her actual birthday by about a week. And it. was. so. good. Seriously. I could eat this sandwich once a week for the rest of forever. And ever.
If I had my actual total way I would use a meat slicer for deliciously meltinyomouth paper thin slices but alas I did not realize my grandfather had a meat slicer 2 houses away until after I’d already hacked at it with a knife. No matter! It was still delicious! And that leftover sauce was just…the best part about this meal. Hands down.
Most recipes I came across called for just plain ol’ water as the au jus base. But do I listen to plain old recipes? NO! So I used beef broth instead and my mom (aka the toughest food critic EVER) said it was the best au jus ever. Beef broth for the win! Seriously though, what could be better than slow cooking a beef roast all day until it’s so tender it falls apart when you touch it, piling the shredded beef high on a toasted roll, piling more cheese on top of the aforementioned piled beef, melting it to a delicious, toasted perfection and then dipping it in its OWN FAT DRIPPINGS! Nothing, y’all. Nothing is better than this sandwich.
I briefly considered making my own rolls for this but I was in a time crunch so I picked up some from the store instead. On clearance I might add. I’m already dying for another one of these sandwiches and praying a beef roast goes on sale at the store asap. Because if I had just one roast that I didn’t have to share with anyone else. I’d be living with french dip au jus high life.
Have you ever tried to make your favorite fancy sandwich at home? Tell me all about your favorite sammie in the comments below!
- 8 slices mozzarella or provolone cheese
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 lb beef roast
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 2 cups beef broth
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 8 bakery sub rolls
- Place roast in the crock post and sprinkle dried seasonings over the top.
- Pour soy sauce and beef brother over the roast so it washes the seasonings into the basin of the crock pot.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Split rolls and top with cheese slices and toast until cheese is melted.
- Cut beef roast into thin slices with a sharp knife or meat slicer.
- Pile onto your toasted roll and enjoy with a side of hot au jus.