French Dip Sandwiches with Au Jus

This is hands-down the most hands-off and delicious recipe for French dip sandwiches that you will ever get your hands on! #frenchdip #sandwich

This is hands-down the most hands-off recipe for French dip sandwiches that you will ever get your hands on 😉 You can use the extra Au Jus to make French onion soup. Just melt some Swiss or provolone cheese over the top! The next day we didn’t have any more of the “good” bread so we made grilled roast and cheese sandwiches on regular bread. They were delish! The possibilities are endless with this recipe!

French Dip Sandwiches with Au Jus

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  • 2-3 Lbs. oven roast
  • 2 cans beef broth (about 4 cups)
  • 2 pkgs Lipton Onion Soup mix
  • French hoagie or sub rolls (whatever bread you like to do)
  • Swiss cheese slices


  • Put oven roast in a crock pot. Add beef broth and soup mix. Cook on LOW for 7-8 hours. Shred roast with a fork, then return the shredded beef to the crock pot for a few more minutes (to absorb more of that juicy goodness).
  • Slice open the bread and place a good amount of beef on one side (scoop out some of the bread first if you don't like it really bread-y). Place a slice or two of Swiss cheese over the shredded beef and broil for a minute or so until cheese starts to bubble and brown a little. Remove from broiler and serve.
  • Use a ladle to scoop out some of the juice from the crock pot and serve as au jus.


  1. Kristen says:

    Those sandwiches look SO good. I will have to try them!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I make Italian beef like this. Instead of using onion soup mix, I used Good Seasons Italian dressing mix. I also add some pepperoncini. How many depends on how spicy you like it. Sometimes, I just add some of the juice to the meat as it’s cooking and serve the pepperoncini on the side. I’ve also sauteed peppers and onions to be served with the sandwich. However it’s done, it’s good!

  3. Lauren says:

    Your site is SO AWESOME! I stumbled on it via another blog and I feel like I’ve found a gold mine. Coming up with new meal ideas is a HUGE challenge for me, and you make meals that look delicious AND use ingredients I recognize. I am telling all my friends. THANK YOU for rescuing me from another month of boring meals!!! 🙂

  4. Erica says:

    Thanks so much! You are too kind. 🙂

  5. Mad Housewife says:

    How we do you think this would freeze?
    I love this blog! I just found it and half my weekly menu is from it!

  6. Erica says:

    It freezes great! Just put it in a freezer ziploc bag and squeeze all the air out of it.

  7. Alice says:

    My husband is making this for my mother's day dinner. Yummy! I love your blog, I, too, have used it as my weekly meal planning site. Thank you for making my life a little easier (and dinners so much more delicious). 🙂

  8. recipes for juicers says:

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was wondering what all is required to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like
    yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

    • Emily says:

      Actually, we just went to a conference where they talked all about the ins and outs of starting your own blog and how to help it grow. I know they videotaped the whole thing and you can buy it for around $30. It would be a great starting point! It was put on by Six Sister’s Stuff and I believe you can find the link on their site. It was called Build Your Blog conference and they are doing another one next year.

  9. Jenn says:

    I was wondering if anyone has put the meat in the crockpot still frozen? I forgot to thaw mine yesterday.

    • Emily says:

      You can put it in frozen but you need to give it more time to cook.

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