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Slow Cooker French Dip Au Jus
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins
The classic recipe made easy! This Slow Cooker French Dip Au Jus takes just a few minutes to prepare, and is full of flavor. Grown-ups and kids will love this classic sandwich made at home!
Course: Main Course
Servings: 8
Calories: 676 kcal
Author: Bernadette Martin
  • 3 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat
  • 4 cups reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 ounces fontina cheese, shredded
  • 8 Onion Rolls (or your favorite rolls/buns)
  1. Bring the beef chuck roast out of the refrigerator and let come to room temperature for about 1/2 hour. Trim of excess fat.
  2. Place the roast in a large slow cooker. Pour in the beef broth and soy sauce; stir in the minced onions, rosemary, garlic powder, and thyme. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours, or on low for about 7 hours, until the beef will shred easily.
  3. Remove the beef to a cutting board (don't drain the broth) and shred, removing any additional excess fat. Place the shredded beef back in the slow cooker and cook, covered, for one more hour.
  4. Drain the au jus into a heat proof measuring cup or fat strainer. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to let the fat rise to the top. Remove the fat with the back of a spoon.
  5. To make the sandwiches: Broil sliced rolls for 1 minute to lightly toast. Place a scoop of beef on half of each roll and top with shredded cheese. Top the other half of the roll with additional cheese, and broil for 1-2 minutes more, or until the cheese is melted, watching carefully. Serve with the au jus for dipping.
Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker French Dip Au Jus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 676 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 169mg56%
Sodium 1513mg66%
Potassium 970mg28%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 264mg26%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.