Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

If you’re a regular here at Pass the Sushi you already know that I have been in full swing Fall mode since early September – which means apples, pumpkins, scarves, sweaters, boots (lots and lots of boots), soup, strews, casseroles, and the return of my favorite kitchen must-have equipment – my ever faithful slow-cooker.

If it wasn’t weird, I’d hug it.

This year I have tons of new soups, stews and slow cooked goodness to scratch off the list this year – and the best part is – I can do these on the nights I work late! (Cheer with me!) I love that. Coming home to a house filled with amazing smells and a boyfriend curled in the fetal position trying to hard not to sneak bites is the best thing in the world. Kick off the shoes, grab a bowl and call it a night.

One I wanted to start with, was this slow cooker French dip sandwich. I wanted to see if it were possible to create a French dip as good as my previous attempt this year with half of the work.

It wasn’t as good by any stretch of the imagination. All the work that went into that last one was amazingly worth it. But these little sandwiches are still good – especially for the work you won’t put into them.



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  1. says

    I LOVE my slow cooker. I work early (today I started at 5, but usually I don’t start until 6:30), so I love being able to throw everything together before I go to work and have it warm and waiting for me when I get home. My husband LOVES french dip sandwiches, so I can’t wait to try this!

  2. says

    Crock pots are the savior of working foodies everywhere. This sammich looks sinfully delicious. However, seeing this did make my eye twitch a little. On Monday, we came home to a destroyed crock pot after the dogs had pulled it off…the…counter. *tear*

  3. says

    Kita looks great! I love crock-pot recipes! With how busy I am in my life I am always so happy to have something that I can just let it do its “own thing” and then come home to a house smelling like I cooked all day. These sandwiches look SO yummy!

  4. says

    Slow cookers are like magical cauldrons that tempt and tease me with their aromas! I love it. I have never made a sandwich out of the slow cooker before, but I think I should start!

  5. says

    Phew. What a relief to know I’m not the only one who feels like hugging her slow cooker. I’ve recently been mourning … found a teeny crack at the base. Gotta find another and replace ol faithful. So sad.
    This looks wonderful! Comfort food … funny how slow cookers always produce comfort food.

  6. says

    I am right along with you, Kita! I don’t think it’s weird to hug your slow cooker…they are AMAZING…like this sandwich!

  7. says

    My first summer after starting blogging I bought an ice cream maker. Now this first winter… I want to buy slow cooker!!!! So many great recipes including THIS one! I have no space to store (leave it on the counter all the time?) and I’m a stay at home mom (who stay home pretty long time so no need of excuse to let it cook)…. still I want one! lol. I’ll think about it… Kita, I enjoy your autumn posts!

  8. says

    These look good…. I use my crock pot quite a bit but I swear I make the same things all the time which usually includes pork. :) The flavors in these sound fantastic I will have to give them a try.

  9. says

    Your blog is so cute! Thanks for your sweet comment on mine :) I’m glad I could help you with your Christmas list! I’m a bif fan of slow cooker cooking in the fall, too, and these sandwiches look great. I’ll have to give them a try!

  10. Eileen Spiegel says

    I made these last night. I toasted some crusty rolls, melted provolone on the rolls and served with the dipping sauce. The meat was so tender and juicy! We loved it. In the summer I plug my slow cooker in on the back porch and leave it on while I’m at work. The house stays cool and I’m sure my nieghbors appreciate the delicious aromas. You must try this recipe!

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