Anyone who knows me knows I love beef. I also love easy recipes that require minimal work. So when I see a recipe that involves beef and a slow cooker, I am ALL THERE, my friends. But truth be told, I don’t use my slow cooker near enough. Like, maybe five times a year. I know, CRAZY! But I live about an hour away from my work, so even the super slow and low recipes just don’t work for me. Except on Sundays. I really think whoever invented the slow cooker (thank you, whoever you are!) made it with Sundays in mind. Sundays are the perfect fix-it-and-forget-it kind of days.
And this recipe is the perfect fix-it-and-forget-it meal. F’reals, people. I have had many a French dip sandwich in my life and none of the others even come close to this one. It’s super easy to throw together and I guarantee the woman or man in your life (Father’s Day is just around the corner…just sayin’) will love this Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich. How do I know? My husband devoured two and my mom, who eats like two crumbs at dinner and is full ATE THE WHOLE THING.
There’s so much to love about this recipe. Tender, juicy, super flavorful slices of beef, topped with onions and melty Gruyere all nestled in a toasted, crusty hoagie bun and served with deliciously rich au jus for dunking. It just doesn’t get any better, mes amis.
- 1 3-pound bottom round beef rump roast
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 tsp garlic
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 2 cups beef broth
- 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Butter, softened
- 4 hoagie buns
- Horseradish sauce, to taste
- 4 slices Gruyere cheese
- Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Rub roast with salt and pepper.
- Place onions at bottom of slow cooker. Add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic. Toss to combine. Place beef on top.
- Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours.
- Heat broiler. Spread butter on each side of hoagie buns, place buns on a cookie sheet, and put under broiler. Broil 2 minutes or until butter has completely melted into the hoagies. Remove from oven, but keep on pan and keep broiler on.
- Spread horseradish sauce onto hoagies. You can do one or both sides depending on how much you like horsey sauce.
- Remove beef from slow cooker and place onto cutting board. Strain liquid from slow cooker to a bowl, reserving onions.
- Cut roast horizontally in half, then crosswise into slices. Top buns with slices of beef, then onions, and Gruyere. Put under broiler again and broil until cheese melts.
- Serve warm with au jus for dipping.