Slow cooked, tender, flavorful beef, served on top of crusty bread with melted cheese, dipped into the delicious cooking juices; honestly, what could be better? Slow cooker French dip sandwiches are such an easy family dinner to prepare and are loved by all. You can customize your sandwich with whatever bread and cheese fits into your dietary needs.
Course dinner, Main Course
Keyword french dip, slow cooker
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 8hours
2lbslean chuck meat, lean chuck roast, lean chuck steaktrimmed of all fat
fresh cracked pepper
olive oil spray
For Serving (not included in calculation)
ultra thin or light cheese slicesswiss, mozzarella, or provolone
Trim the beef of all excess fat.
Pat the beef dry with a paper towel.
Season the beef with the salt and pepper.
Heat a frying pan over medium high heat, add olive oil spray.
Sear for 2-3 minutes on both sides just to form a golden brown crust.
Mix the broth, Worcestershire, balsamic, Dijon, and bouillon together with a whisk.
Add the beef to the crockpot, and pour the broth mixture on top.
Quarter the onion and smash the garlic cloves. Add them to the crockpot. Add the bay leaves to the crockpot.
Cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours).
Shred the cooked beef using two forks. Ladle the cooking liquid into small ramekins or bowls for dipping each sandwich.
WW Points:** The entries in the WW app are varied when it comes to chuck roast. For this recipe, I used the lean, cooked, chuck steak entry. If your beef is trimmed and lean, you can feel comfortable using this entry.
Lean, cooked chuck steak is 1 WW point per cooked ounce.