French Dip Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker-French-Dip-Sandwiches-2-650x975I found this recipe on Pinterest while looking for roast recipes.  The meat was so good it could easily be served as a stand-alone.  Serve with a really good hoagie roll for the complete experience. Recipe and photo courtesy of

  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup Coke, (NOT diet)
  • 2 10.5 cans beef consomme
  • 1/4 cup dry minced onions
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 French rolls or hoagie buns
  • 12 slices provolone cheese

Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large nonstick skillet.  Using two forks or tongs to hold roast, sear on all sides until lightly browned.  Add to slow cooker and top with all remaining seasonings and liquids. Cook on LOW for 4 hours, then remove roast to a cutting board.  Thinly slice roast across the grain.  Place sliced meat back in slow cooker and continue to cook on LOW for 1-2 additional hours.  hen ready to serve, remove roast and strain fat from broth for dipping.  Split rolls and line the bottoms of a baking tray. Top each half with beef followed by 2 slices of cheese. Bake at 35o until cheese is melted. Serve with reserved au jus.