With just a little advanced prep and simmering in the slow cooker all day, this hearty, flavorful sandwich will be just what you need at the end of a busy work day. Tender beef piled high on a Lewis Bake Shop Steak Bun complete with au jus for dipping, it’s comfort food that’s sure to be loved by the whole family.
To get started, simply add the chuck roast, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, onions and spices to the slow cooker, and cook on low for 8 hours, or until the meat is tender.
Once cooked, remove the cooked chuck roast from the slow cooker and shred or slice. Strain the juice from the slow cooker, which will be your au jus for dipping, and put into individual dipping bowls.
Just before serving, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and spread butter on both halves of each Steak Bun. Place the buns buttered side up on a baking sheet, and place half of a slice of provolone cheese on each bun half. Bake the buns for 7-8 minutes, or until lightly toasted and the cheese is melted.
Layer the shredded or sliced beef onto the buns, and don’t be afraid to pile on the meat! Top with the other half of the bun, and serve warm with the au jus for dipping. It may be helpful to cut the sandwiches in half for kids so it’s easier to hold on to the beef when dipping the sandwiches in the au jus.
Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
- 3lbs chuck roast
- 2 cups beef broth
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cups onion, diced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 6 Lewis Bake Shop Steak Buns
- 6 slices provolone cheese
- 3 tbsp butter
- Add chuck roast and all ingredients except for the buns, cheese and butter together in a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours, or until meat is tender.
- Remove the beef from the slow cooker and shred or slice.
- Strain the liquid (au jus) from the slower cooker into a bowl.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spread butter on both halves of each bun and placed buttered side up on a baking sheet.
- Cut each slice of cheese in half and place half a slice on each bun.
- Bake the buns for 7-8 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
- Layer beef onto toasted buns, top with the other half of the bun, and serve warm with the au jus for dipping.