Give a Little Dunk in Au Jus and You Have One Juicy Sandwich

These sandwiches with French dip have received some marvelous feedback over at Cooking Classy:


So i just wanted to let you know that I had a party last night and I had pinned this pin about a year ago and decided to try it for our party. IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! Everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing! I was debating to use the liquid smoke or not but I did and it really does make the recipe come together!



  • 2 1/2 lbs beef chuck roast

  • 1 (14.5 oz) can beef broth

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (regular would be fine, just reduce the salt added)

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 Tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp liquid smoke flavoring

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 6 Hoagie buns or 2 crusty baguettes cut into thirds

  • 6 slices Swiss, Provolone or Muenster cheese, optional



  • Place chuck roast in a slow cooker. Whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour mixture over roast in slow cooker, cover with a lid and cook on low heat 8 hours.

  • Remove cooked roast from slow cooker and place on a cutting board, reserving broth in slow cooker. Shred roast with two forks. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain reserved broth from slow cooker into a bowl. Return shredded beef to slow cooker (no more cooking necessary) and pour 1/2 cup broth over shredded beef and toss to evenly coat. Sandwich beef between hoagie buns and top warm beef with sliced cheese. Serve immediately with a side of remaining reserved broth for dipping.




Quick Tip: If you want, you can replace the onion powder and garlic powder with the real thing!

Thanks to Cooking Classy for this delicious meaty meal!

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