Crockpot French Dip Sandwich

This post has been hanging around for a while waiting to get published. Hubby made these sandwiches for our cooking club back in March when the theme was “dunkable” in honor of March Madness. While I made the homemade Oreos, Hubby made a dunkable sandwich – the (mini) French Dip Sandwich. He made them mini for the dinner since it’s a potluck where everyone always brings a TON of food.

Everyone enjoyed these sandwiches and Hubby provided provolone cheese for them. The sandwiches were a huge hit and the leftovers were great. The dipping sauce is amazing. This is on our regular rotation now because it’s so tasty and easy to make. You literally drop everything in and forget about it until it’s time to slice the meat. That’s the kind of crockpot recipe I like!

Crockpot French Dip Sandwich – from Baking Bites – makes 4-6 servingsapprox 3 1/2 lbs beef chuck roast
16-oz. beef broth (1 1/2 cans)
1 10.5-oz. can condensed French onion soup
6-oz red wine
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
4-6 French rolls
sliced provolone cheese, optional (Hubby would argue the provolone is not optional)

Trim excess fat off of beef roast and season meat all over with salt and pepper.

Pour beef broth, condensed French onion soup, red wine and garlic powder into slow cooker and place beef roast into liquid.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Slow cookers have different time intervals that you can select, so work with your cooker. Depending on how the settings on your slow cooker work, the time will vary. Since this is cooking in liquid, you don’t have to worry about the meat drying out in the same way you might if you were roasting the meat in the oven. Mine took 7 1/2 hours and was falling apart tender.

Take beef out and rest it, covered with aluminum foil, for about 15 minutes. Slice beef and return to slow cooker on low or very low for 30 minutes.

Lightly toast the bread and evenly distribute cheese between rolls, if using. Divide beef onto rolls and spoon the beef juice* into ramekins or other small bowls and eat everything while it is hot. Serve each sandwich with its own dip.

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6 Responses to “Corned Beef”

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    Megan — March 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I definitely look forward to corned beef every year. Yours looks awesome. We actually trekked to CT this year for my mom’s corned beef and cabbage. And I got to take some leftovers home to make corned beef hash!

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — March 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I have never made corned beef myself, but it always looks so tasty!

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    Monica — March 8, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Hi! I would like to try this for Saint Patrick’s Day this year and wanted to verify that the liquid ingredients added to the dutch oven are not brought to a simmer on the stovetop before being placed in the oven?

    • beantownbaker — March 9th, 2014 @ 10:17 am

      Yep! Just dump it in and throw it in the oven.

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    Monica — March 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I made it today and it turned out SO GOOD! Thank you so much for the recipe. We all loved it! I linked back to you on my website! http://beautifulmess46.blogspot.com/2014/03/corned-beef-and-cabbage-for-saint.html

    • beantownbaker — March 18th, 2014 @ 8:05 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! What a fun day with your little leprechaun!

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