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Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours


  • 2 1/2 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 1 14.5 oz can beef broth
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce regular would be fine, just reduce the salt added
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke flavoring
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 Hoagie buns or 2 crusty baguettes cut into thirds (I prefer baguettes the crispiness of them eliminates the possibility of soggy.
  • 6 slices Swiss Provolone or Muenster cheese, optional


  • Place chuck roast in a slow cooker. In a mixing bowl, whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, liquid smoke flavoring, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Pour mixture over roast in slow cooker, cover slow cooker with a lid and cook on low heat 8 hours.
  • Remove cooked roast from slow cooker and place on a cutting board, reserving broth in slow cooker. Shred roast with two forks. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain reserved broth from slow cooker into a bowl. Return shredded beef to slow cooker (no more cooking necessary) and pour 1/2 cup broth over shredded beef and toss to evenly coat. Sandwich beef between hoagie buns or sliced baguettes (buttered and toasted if preferred) and top warm beef with sliced cheese. Serve immediately with a side of remaining reserved broth for dipping.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy