The Oh My Goodness French Dip Sandwich

French Dip SandwichI am on a Mommy Internet Chat Board from my hometown, where 100+ women check in, talk parenting, gossip, fashion and recipes. My friend, Kristen, posted this French Dip Recipe about 3 weeks ago and the goodness has spread across our board like wildfire. I didn’t want to believe the hype, but after making it, the recipe lived up to its expectations and more. Trust me. Even my picky eater loved it!


1 2.5-3 lb. beef roast

2 Tbsp. olive oil

Rosemary to taste

Garlic to taste

1 1-ounce packages dry onion soup mix

2 c. water

2 cans beef broth

6-8 large buns

Swiss, provolone or mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and rub roast with rosemary and garlic.
  2. When very hot, carefully place roast in pan and sear on all sides. You’re not cooking the meat. You are just browning it quickly on all sides to add flavor and seal in the juices.
  3. Place in crockpot and sprinkle with onion soup mix. Pour water and beef broth over roast.
  4. Cook 8-10 hours on low or cook 4-5 hours on high and another 3-4 hours on low. It’s hard to screw this part up; basically, the longer it cooks, the more tender it will be. But you know it’s done when you pop a fork in it and the meat just falls apart. When meat is ready, shred with a fork. Pour Juice into container.
  5. Place meat in crusty rolls. Top with cheese and broil open-faced in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes, until bread is golden and cheese is melted.
  6. Use the juice to dip the sandwich.
  7. Enjoy!

–Kim Fletcher, Parenting Program Volunteer

1 Response to “The Oh My Goodness French Dip Sandwich”

  1. 1 DR March 11, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Easy and no mess…now that is what I am talking about! Thanks Kim!

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