Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Trinda Gage
12 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Place trimmed roast in a 5-quart slow cooker. Combine soy sauce and next 6 ingredients; pour over roast. Add water to slow cooker until roast is almost covered.

Step 2

Cook, covered, on low 7 hours or until very tender. Remove roast, reserving broth; shred roast with a fork. Place roast in rolls, and serve with reserved broth for dipping.

Ratings & Reviews

Best French Dip EVER

February 22, 2016
I will never look for another French Dip recipe again....this is a keeper! My 11 and 12 year old kids loved it too. I toasted sub rolls and served with Provolone cheese. I cooked a 4 lb chuck roast and there was plenty leftover. The next day I put a little mayo on Pepperidge Farm Oatmeal bread, topped with Provolone and some leftover beef, then grilled on the stovetop. I did not have leftover au jus sauce, but it was still delicious. Honestly, the best sandwich I've ever had.

Carlakk9's Review

September 26, 2014
these were fantastic! what an absolutely easy and delicious recipe.

lwettstone's Review

September 09, 2013

modan1128's Review

September 01, 2013
Fabulous! I didn't have rosemary, but it was still wonderful without it. We added grilled onions and peppers. Everyone licked their plates clean!

TChild's Review

December 17, 2012
Loved it. My husband even said that it's the best French Dip, he has ever had. I highly recommend it.

lepperje's Review

November 18, 2012
This one i easy to make and always a hit. It might also be good with some onion powder to make the au jus more flavorful.

grindste's Review

January 06, 2012
Added an extra 1/4 cup of soy sauce. Tried adding sherry, but preferred it without. Toasted bread topped with provolone cheese in the oven and served the meat on that. So good!

Marshabuxton's Review

October 30, 2010
Fabulous! We make this every time our college daughter comes home. It is her favorite. Easy, very good spices, not spicy or hot and reheats well for later in the week. Easy to take to work.

Zabella's Review

October 12, 2010
Oh my goodness...this was so delicious. Best french dip we've ever had. Toasted the buns with some melty mozzarella, and then topped off with the beef. Cut sandwiches in half for easier dipping. So yummy! Will definitely make again!

sweetpeas's Review

September 08, 2010
So easy and delicious. I use low sodium soy sauce to reduce some of the saltiness. I suppose you could do the same with the beef bouillon cube. Added some provolone to the sandwich and broiled it, open faced, just until the cheese melted.