Easy French Dip with Au Jus

How to make an incredible french dip sandwich with au jus in just 10 minutes hands on time

Whenever Chris has a meeting, he stops by one of our favorite restaurants to get a french dip to go on the way home. For years it’s been his favorite solo meal and a treat at $20 a sandwich. I thought I could save him a little time and energy by surprising him with his favorite sandwich yesterday. This week has been incredibly busy with my fall home tour, preparation for fall cookie week and an array of school activities, so I turned to my Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker for a little help and one of the best 10 minute dinners you could hope for!

the best french dip sandwich, in just 10-15 minutes hands on time

Incredible Crock-Pot French Dip sandwiches with au jus, so easy and so good!

There are a few things that all good french dip sandwiches have in common; the meat is cooked medium-rare, cut properly {which makes it oh, so tender}, a great au jus and incredible bread. Yes, you can wrap that all up in just about 10 minutes hands on time!

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I am obsessed with take and bake bread, generally found in the bakery of grocery stores and even big box stores. Fresh, crunchy baguettes make these sandwiches hard to resist, especially when brushed with butter. Hey, why not?

Easy French Dip with Au Jus

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 4 mins Total Time 0:14
Serves 6     adjust servings


  • 3-4 lbs rump roast
  • 1 can french onion soup
  • 1 c beef broth {use natural, not flavored}
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp onion salt
  • 12 oz dark beer {like Guinness}
  • 4 loaves take and bake bread
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 lb provolone, sliced thin


  1. Add rump roast to the Crock-Pot® and cover in french onion soup, beef broth, garlic, onion salt and beer.
  2. Turn Crock-Pot® on low for 4-5 hours, check to ensure you don't overcook until the center is medium-rare.
  3. Bake your bread according to package instructions and slice halfway. Keep the oven on.
  4. Remove roast from Crock-Pot® and slice thin across the grain, not with it.
  5. Add beef and provolone to baguettes and bake 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  6. Brush the top of the baguettes with butter and serve with au jus remaining in the Crock-Pot®.


This easy french dip with au jus is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or for game day entertaining and if you really want to enjoy it how Chris and I do, you’ll follow it with bread pudding! Hmmm…maybe that should be my next Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker recipe? For more easy dinner recipes, visit the Crock-Pot® website!

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