Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

These slow cooker french dip sandwiches make a great, easy (and somewhat healthy!) meal. Tender meat, crusty french bread, a little mozzarella cheese, and you can’t go wrong. And of course you can’t forget the component that makes a  french dip sandwich truly delicious – the flavorful sauce to dip it in! 🙂  I made this meal for my parents when I was visiting a while back, and everyone loved it. It’s simple, tasty and filling. Serve with a side salad and you’ve got a healthy, well-rounded meal. I definitely recommend serving the sandwiches on the baguette slices as suggested – we all agreed that the chewy, crusty bread was one of the best parts!

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches


  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef brisket, trimmed
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 large baguette—cut into 4 pieces, split horizontally
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese


  1. Combine the broth, onion, garlic, Worcestershire, and flour in the bottom of a slow cooker. Season the brisket with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and place in the slow cooker. Cover and cook until very tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Ten minutes before serving, transfer the brisket to a cutting board and thinly slice against the grain. Strain the cooking liquid into a small saucepan and reserve the onions. Boil the cooking liquid until reduced to 1½ cups, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Place mozzarella slices on the baguette pieces and put under low broil until cheese is melted and baguette is lightly toasted.
  4. Dividing evenly, form sandwiches with the baguette, brisket, and reserved onions. Serve with the cooking liquid, for dipping.

from Real Simple


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  1. I SO wish I had this in my slow cooker waiting for me when I get home this evening!! Putting this on my to-make list…my husband will love these.

  2. my husband would LOVE this dinner so much. i’ll have to make it for him soon 🙂

  3. I’ve made a similar recipe before using leftover roast which is a really great use for it. It turns out really good! I like the idea of the crusty rolls because it can make softer bread soggy.

  4. Megan, I can’t believe this! I was just telling my husband that I had a craving for a French Dip sandwich and that I wanted to find a recipe that used my slow cooker. Amazing. I am so excited!

  5. Delicious and so easy when facing a busy schedule. Instead of slicing, I pulled the brisket apart in my slow cooker with two forks. Using a slotted spoon, I layered on fresh French rolls. A scoop of sauce with my soup ladle and we were enjoying a fantastic sandwich. To save time and calories, I omitted the cheese, though that sounds yummy too.

    Note for couples….the brisket reheated perfectly \ to add to another couple rolls the next day!

  6. We just had French Dip sandwiches last night, but now I want more!

  7. Yum, how delectable 🙂 I love french dip sandwiches!

  8. Thank you so much for this easy and delicious recipe! I made it for a bunch of friends on a Saturday night and everyone loved them!

    I didn’t have a strainer so i wasn’t able to strain the broth but I was wondering what that would strain out anyway? I boiled it down on the stove, and it was greasy. Would the fat have strained out? My brisket was pre-trimmed.

    Still delicious and definitely making it again. Thanks!

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