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Slow Cooker Beer French Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Beer French Dip Sandwiches are an easy way to get dinner on the table and they taste better than at a restaurant!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, crock pot, sandwich, slow cooker
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 934kcal
Author Sarah Olson


  • 3-4 lb. bottom round beef roast
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • cooking oil
  • 1.25 oz pkg. dry au jus mix
  • 12 oz can beer

For serving

  • 5 large rolls
  • 10 slices cheese such as Swiss or provolone


  • Sprinkle the roast with the salt, pepper, and onion powder. Set a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a small amount of cooking oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Brown the roast on all sides. Place the roast into a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Sprinkle the Au jus packet over the roast, then pour over the beer.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • After the roast is cooking, I like to put the roast on a large plate, shred it with two forks, and discard any fat. Cover the plate with foil.
  • Next I like to strain and degrease the Au Jus before serving. I do this by pouring the juices from the slow cooker through a metal strainer over a large bowl, discard the stuff in the strainer. Add the juices back to the slow cooker. Let the juices sit for a moment, and using a spoon, scrape off any fat off the top, and discard.
  • Preheat the oven to Broil.
  • Split, and put the rolls onto a sheet tray, and add the shredded meat to each roll. Top each sandwich with 2 pieces of cheese. Place the sheet tray with the sandwiches under the broiler until the cheese is melted (about 3 minutes).
  • Ladle the Au jus from the slow cooker into small bowls and serve with the sandwiches.


Calories: 934kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 93g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 271mg | Sodium: 864mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Calcium: 429mg | Iron: 17.6mg