Go Back
+ servings
A classic French Dip Sandwich with a delicious jus! SLOW COOKER OR INSTANT POT | cafedelites.com
Print Recipe Add to Collection
4.34 from 3 votes

French Dip Sandwich

French Dip Sandwiches with a mouthwatering jus! Use tender Chuck roast or Beef Brisket in our Slow Cooker and Instant Pot methods. There's nothing like fall apart roast beef that melts in your mouth. Our french dip recipe gives you delicious, full-flavoured sandwiches perfect for an easy meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french dip sandwich
Servings: 6 people
Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds Chuck roast or beef brisket
  • 1 tablespoon each salt and black cracked pepper to season
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 can French Onion Soup
  • 1 can Beef Consommé
  • 1 cup Beef Stock/Broth) (or Guinness beer for added flavour)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 hoagie rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 slices provolone cheese

Instructions

SLOW COOKER:

  • Season roast with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet/pan over medium-high heat. Sear roast on all sides until browned; transfer to a plate. Sauté the onions until soft, scraping up any browned bits leftover from the roast. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
  • Place the roast in the bowl of a 6-quart (litre) slow cooker. Add the cooked onions, soup, consommé, stock and Worcestershire sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours until meat is fork-tender.
  • In the last 10 minutes of cooking time, preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Arrange rolls on a large baking sheet.
  • Remove roast, let rest for 10 minutes, then slice (or shred with forks). Strain the au jus (liquid) leftover in the slow cooker into a jug.
  • Spread hoagies with butter; stuff the meat and cheese slices into the rolls. Toast the sandwiches in preheated oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese just begins to melt.
  • Serve with small bowls of au jus for dipping.

INSTANT POT:

  • Season roast with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Set the instant pot to sauté function and heat the oil. Sear roast on all sides until browned. Transfer roast to a plate.
  • Sauté onions and garlic until soft. Pour in the soup, consommé, stock/broth and Worcestershire sauce, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the roast.
  • Seal with lid. Cook on manual function at high pressure for 60 minutes.
  • Natural release for 10 minutes, then quick release. Remove roast and slice (or shred with forks). Strain the au jus (liquid) leftover in the slow cooker into a jug.
  • Spread hoagies with butter; stuff the meat and cheese slices into the rolls.
  • Toast the sandwiches in preheated oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt.