French Dip Sandwiches

home + family recipe Feb 10, 2015
French Dip Sandwiches

“The way to a man's heart is through his stomach!”

That's what my grandma used to tell me.  I think a lot of people's grandmothers told them that old wive's tale. Yet, there is a lot of truth to it.

Did you know that there are more nerve endings going to your GI tract than to your entire cardiovascular system? It's a fact! So, grandma was right!

Happy Tummy = Happy Man!!

Enter the French Dip Sandwich!   I guarantee you that this meal is an all-around crowd-pleaser.  In fact, the last two times I've made it I've had to increase the recipe since my family seems to always want more.

Not only is this one of the easiest crockpot meals to make, but it's also one of the yummiest!  Try it out!  You'll love it! — & so will he!!

This is truly the best French Dip Sandwich recipe out there!

French Dip Sandwiches

Yield: 4-6


This amazingly delicious meal is one of our family's absolute favorite meals. It's a great Sunday brunch meal. Just to warn you, you will probably want to make double. It is just that good.


  • 23 lb. tri-tip or beef roast (I’ve used several different types of roasts — my new favorite way is using trip-tip)
  • 2c. hot water
  • 1 beef bouillon cube (or 1 tsp. Better Than Bouillon Beef Base)
  • 1 package dry onion soup
  • 8 buns (I like Trader Joe’s Half-Baked Rolls)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste!


  1. Place trip-tip or roast in crockpot. Mix water, beef base (bouillon), & dry soup mix together. Pour over the roast.
  2. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 4-5 hours.
  3. Remove roast and either slice meat or shred the meat with two forks.
  4. Serve meat in the buns with a small bowl of juices in the crockpot.
  5. YUM!!!


Sometimes we like a little extra dipping juice, so I just add a bit of extra bouillon base and water. & don’t forget to add salt and pepper to the pot at the end. It makes the juice just perfect!

If freezing
If the roast can fit in a ziplock, then put it in the large ziplock with added ingredients EXCEPT for only 1c. water. Mix the liquid ingredients together first like the above directions indicate (be sure to add a little note to remind yourself to add the remaining cup of water once you are putting your meal in the crockpot). If the roast is too big or oddly shaped, then just stick a label on the roast and put other ingredients together in a smaller ziplock.

Goes Great With:
Your favorite veggies! We like to serve artichokes with this meal. Salads are also a great side with this meal.

Also, the dipping sauce does separate in the dish. You can use a spoon to stir it — or just dunk your sandwich to mix things up. 🙂

Please let me know about your favorite crockpot meals! I'd love to try them & share the good news with the rest of our Raising Clover community.


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