Wednesday, December 29, 2010

French Dip Sandwiches

These french dips have become a winner in our house!  Once again, this recipe comes from my sweet friend, and they've been a hit ever since I started making them.  Super simple recipe, not many ingredients, AND one you can put in the slow cooker or oven and leave all day!
The juice or "au jus", tastes soooo incredibly good!  The kids favorite part is dipping this sandwich.  Just serve a simple salad and you've got a great, easy meal.

French Dip Sandwiches {serves a lot}

  • 4 lbs. beef chuck {I don't always use chuck roast, last time I used tri-tip}
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • French dip rolls 
  • a little butter {melted}and garlic salt for rolls
  • sharp cheddar cheese {if desired}
Place everything in slow cooker or dutch oven and cook on low all day or high for 4-6 hours.
Shred the meat.  Open rolls and place on baking sheet.  Spread a little butter on top and bottom of rolls and sprinkle with garlic salt.  Broil in oven until golden.  If you want cheese on your rolls, place a couple slices of cheese on the rolls right when they come out of the oven.  Pile on the shredded beef and serve some leftover au jus on the side.  Enjoy!


  1. Did you do make the au jus sauce or was it just what was left in the pot?-Chrissy

  2. Hi Chrissy~
    Yes, the au jus is the sauce that the meat cooks in. It makes a ton of sauce and what I normally do (if I have time) is strain it first, then put some into small bowls for my family. The rest of the sauce and leftover meat (if there is any) I combine and freeze. Let me know how you like the recipe!



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