Sunday, August 7, 2011

French Dip Sandwiches {Crock Pot Recipe}

I found this crock pot recipes via a great website called Our Best Bites. I found it one day looking for new dinner ideas.  Its nicely organized and has easy things that even someone like me can cook! Although, its pretty hard to mess up a crock pot meal. 


  • 1 2.5-3 lb. beef roast (you can use a frozen roast if you want)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oi
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 1-ounce packages dry onion soup mix
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 cans beef broth
  • 6-8 large buns (or more...6 would be VERY generous servings!)Swiss, provolone, or mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced.

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and rub roast with salt and pepper.

When very hot, carefully place roast in pan and sear on all sides. You're not cooking the meat, you're just browning it quickly on all sides to add flavor and seal in the juices. 

Place in crockpot and sprinkle with onion soup mixes. Pour water and beef broth over roast.

Cook 8-10 hours on low or cook 4-5 hours on high and another 3-4 hours on low. It's hard to screw this part up; basically, the longer it cooks, the more tender it will be. But you know it's done when you pop a fork in it and the meat just falls apart. When meat is ready, shred with a fork.

Place meat in crusty rolls. Top with cheese and broil open-faced in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes, until bread is golden and cheese is melty. Ladle juices into small cups for dipping and enjoy!


  1. This looks sooo good! I just purchased a big piece of london broil. I wonder if that will work...I'm going to make it tomorrow :)

  2. It is soo yummy and tender! This is one of my favorite sandwiches. I not an expert on cooking but I think the london broil would work?!?