Pot Roast Dips
My family loves these stuffed sandwiches. Easy for entertaining makes enough for a crowd.
My family loves these stuffed sandwiches. Easy for entertaining makes enough for a crowd.
Loved this! I had a 4 pound rump roast, twice as big as called for in the recipe, so I made a few adjustments. First, I used beefy onion soup mix since that's what I had and I much prefer it over the plain onion soup mix anyway. I did add the packet of au jus gravy mix, 1/2 cup red wine for half of the water, and for extra liquid to accomodate the larger roast, an 8-oz. carton of beef stock. I also added 2 tsp. of Italian seasoning. I cooked it on low, about 7 hours, then chilled it overnight. The cold meat is firm and slices perfectly, which I like better than shredding it. The meat was melt in your mouth tender and richly flavorful, as was the au jus, which I served in ramekins alongside the sandwich. On a buttered hoagie or sub roll, this was just delicious, even without the cheese!Read More
Loved this! I had a 4 pound rump roast, twice as big as called for in the recipe, so I made a few adjustments. First, I used beefy onion soup mix since that's what I had and I much prefer it over the plain onion soup mix anyway. I did add the packet of au jus gravy mix, 1/2 cup red wine for half of the water, and for extra liquid to accomodate the larger roast, an 8-oz. carton of beef stock. I also added 2 tsp. of Italian seasoning. I cooked it on low, about 7 hours, then chilled it overnight. The cold meat is firm and slices perfectly, which I like better than shredding it. The meat was melt in your mouth tender and richly flavorful, as was the au jus, which I served in ramekins alongside the sandwich. On a buttered hoagie or sub roll, this was just delicious, even without the cheese!
I gave this five stars with one alteration: I used onion and herb Mrs. Dash instead of the onion soup mix. The Mrs. Dash contains no sodium; the onion soup mixed with the au jus has almost 1000 mg of sodium! I used 6 tsp. of Mrs. Dash to equal one packet of soup mix. Very yummy sandwiches!
Doubled this and made the day before my get-to-gether. Refrigerated in my crockpot insert and the next day put back on the crock to reheat. The best part about doing that for me was that all of the fat came to the top and solidified .....just used a spoon and it all came right off in solid form....so I felt better about using the drippings to dip these wonderful sandwiches. Our company loved them, served on rolls with swiss cheese. Just delicious! Thanks!
Really good and easy! I made this for a football game. Everyone loved it. I did add 1/2 of a thinly sliced onion, when I put the other ingredients in the slow cooker. Thanks, this is a crowd pleasing keeper.
Fantastic! I have to admit, I didn't have the highest of expectations. Just tasting the meat I kept thinking it needed something, but couldn't decide what. I was wrong! Once this was shredded I put it back in the juice to cook for a couple more hours. I toasted a hoagie roll, added a little mayo & spicy mustard, then the meat & cheese - popped it back in the oven just to melt cheese - then a little lettuce & tomato. Added a little bowl of the jus for dipping. WOW! The result was one fabulous sandwich! Loved, Loved, Loved it! One note: This cut makes definitely has a lot of fat. So be SURE to remove as much as you can when shredding the meat AND definitely chill and remove the floating fat or use a fat-separating pitcher then pour the jus back over the meat.
This was an amazing recipe! I used a 4lb bottom round roast and just upped the liquid to 1 1/2 cups but it came out perfectly and there was enough meat left over to make Beef Stroganoff the following day-The flavor of the gravy is so luscious that it almost seems like a restaurant meal-Will make this again
So good. My husband's friends hear I'm making this and next thing I know I have a house full of hungry men. Favorite all around. I did find the original recipe a little too salty, so I use 2 cups of water instead of just the one.
Outstanding and so easy! After shredding the meat, I cooked it in the sauce until absorbed and it was so full of flavor - no dipping sauce needed. Substituted 2/3 can of beer for the water with excellent results. Super flavor, but a little salty, so might try 1/2 packet of onion soup next time.
Very good. I added to the mix canned mushrooms. I also used the juice to dip my sandwiches in like a french dip.
I made this last night for a card party, and there was NOTHING LEFT. It was a big hit, and several people asked for the recipe. I absolutely will make this again! The only changes I made was using low sodium beef broth instead of water, Lipton 'Beefy' onion soup mix instead of the regular onion soup mix, and slices of provolone instead of shredded mozarella. Next time I will use smaller sandwich buns ... I served this buffet-style where everyone built their own sandwich, and everyone took too much meat to fill their big hoagie buns. It was slim pickings for those unlucky enough to be at the end of the line! I'm planning 1/2 lb per person from now on. Even though it looks like a lot of meat when it first goes into the crockpot, the meat is heavily marbled so will shrink substantially as it cooks. Besides, I want LEFTOVERS!!
Super easy and super good! I love that this recipe requires only two simple ingredients that I usually have on hand anyway. The only change I made was using beefy onion soup instead of the regular onion, because I prefer it and that's the only kind I buy. I served the sandwiches on soft, fresh kaiser rolls. The picky eaters in my family raved over them, and they agreed that no cheese was needed. Delicious with just meat and roll. I have made this many times and it is staying in my regular rotation. Thanks for a great recipe!
Sooo easy and delicious. Followed recipe exactly in preparing the meat. Used smaller rolls and didn't even need the cheese. Thanks for a minimal prep/delicious recipe. (By the way, I don't usually even like meat!)
Well, let me tell you, this recipe is very good! I’m usually hesitant about using packaged soup/au jus mixes, because I worry that they will be too salty. But I threw caution to the wind and used Beefy Onion Soup mix and an au jus mix. Instead of the water called for, I used a full can of low sodium beef broth and, like another reviewer, I added 1/2 cup of red wine. I cooked this on high, as indicated in the recipe, and it was perfectly done in 5 hours. I shredded the beef and strained the cooking liquid to use as an au jus dipping sauce for the sandwiches. I chilled the au jus and removed the fat that rose to the top and re-heated it before serving. To make the sandwiches, I re-heated some of the shredded beef with a little of the au jus. I made Garlic Bread Spread from this site and spread it on the cut sides of a baguette and then toasted it under the broiler. I assembled the sandwiches, adding provolone and popped them back under the broiler to melt the cheese. These were delish! I froze the leftovers of both the beef and au jus, and look forward to having these again!
I stumbled upon this recipe while searching for something to do w/a "chuck roast" from our first side of beef. When I read the reviews and saw it had earned 5 stars from "naples" (I trust naples reviews/suggestions as though I actually know her in real life), I knew it would be a good one. And it was. I doubled the recipe because I used 2 chuck roasts which looked/felt around 4-5 pounds. On the advice of naples' review, I used some red wine and beef broth in lieu of the water. I wasn't sure how much liquid to use, so I assumed I was to cover the meat and used about a 2/3-1/3 ratio of beef broth to red wine to cover the meat. It cooked on low from about 6 am-5pm and it was fall apart tender. Great flavor and texture. I served on hoagie rolls w/sauteed peppers/mushrooms/onions and provolone cheese or shredded mozzarella. We've got a few more chuck roasts in the freezer so I foresee this recipe getting more use at the LTH house! THANK YOU, stephmonn, for the recipe!
Yummy! I used beef broth instead of water, but left everything else the same. Toasted the buns w/ cheese on them in the oven, then added meat. I do wonder why this recipe states that it would make 12 servings though. I used a 1.4# roast for just my husband and I, and it made just one large sandwich for each of us.
These were great! Family loved them. Simple ingredients and prep and full of flavor. I going to try browning these open face under the broiler next time.
when i made this my family loved it, when i make french dip i dont need to buy roast beef when i can make this and save money.
use half the onoin mix
Mine didn't turn that out well (they ended up being too greasy) but typically when something is wrong it's me! But, I have re-read the instructions a few times and can't figure out what I did wrong, so I gave this a three star rating.
Amazing!!!! Kids love it too. I add 2 1/2 cups of water so there is plenty of juice to dip it in. My 13 yr old son has declared this his 2nd favorite meal I make, just behind Bisquits and Gravy.
I added 1/2 c red wine, one can of beef consome (instead of au jus mix), and one small onion thinly sliced. Excellent!!
Delicious & Easy! My husband and I loved this meal. In order to keep the sodium down, I took another reviewers advice and substituted Onion & Herb Mrs Dash for the dry onion soup mix - I used about 4 tsps. It was very flavorful and I'll definitely make this dish again!
Very easy and tasty! My friends loved it. I think next time I'll add mushrooms or something like other reviewers have suggested. Definitely a keeper!
Added grn and rd pepper strips to the crock pot one hr before serving!!!! DElish pepper roat sammies
Very good, easy to prepare and clean up! I was concerned about the salt so doubled the water, halved the onion soup mix and added a thinly sliced whole sweet onion. I used 3.6 lbs of meat and cooked on low for eight hours. It turned out juicy, tender and the salt level was just right. I served meat/onions on top of havarti cheese (cause I like it), creamy horseradish and a side salad. It's just two of us so there is a lot left over (filled a 1.7 qt container of the meat and 1.2 pt container of liquid after serving two, six inch sandwiches) and will add a bit of half/half, simmer and serve over noodles for another meal. Might even have enough for another sandwich or two for lunch.
Easy, inexpensive and delicious!! Made it just as the recipe is written and my family LOVED it.
I made this over the weekend for my family and they turned out wonderful except for one thing, they were SUPER salty. Next time I will try cutting the sodium by using Mrs. dash instead of the onion soup or just cutting out the onion soup all together. But other than for the saltyness they were great. I did broil the sandwiches after I put the cheese on them.
These were delicious! Really only needed about 6-8 hours on low heat to become fork tender. I would top with a slice of cheese and some ketchup on the side for dipping.
Very good. I would serve these with cheddar slices, has more depth than shredded mozzarella.
Made this exactly as the recipe states and it was wonderful!
Super easy very tasty.it was a bit to salty and could have made a little more juice so next time I'll use a full beer and add a pinch of thyme and rosemary to brighten the au jus.I browned the beef the night before then deglazed the pan with the beer mixed in the other ingredients then through it in the crok and placed it in the fridge.Next morning I put the crock on,when I came home it was good to go.Thanks
Wow, that was EASY and VERY YUMMY!!! Thanks we'll definitely be making this again ;)
This was awesome!!! I made this last night for the football game and their wasn't a scrap left. The only changes I made are that I used beef broth instead of water and a sirlion tip roast instead of the chuck roast. This is definately a new football favorite in my house!
SO yummy! I put my slow cooker on low cook for 5 hours instead of high and it cooked the meat perfectly! My fiance loved it!
Can't get any easier than this! Loved it!
awesome dish although im not sure you really need the au jus and brown gravy mix . But is was supper easy and good . thanks
I made these for my family when we had father in law over for dinner. Wow, they were in love. Easy and very tasty.
This was very tasty! I think I'll use half of a packet of au jus next time because the dip was a little too salty. My husband really liked this meal, though! As recommended by other users, I put the meat and cheese on the bread and then broiled them for a couple of minutes in the oven. I was amazed that it didn't take any longer to cook when starting with frozen meat. (I did cut the roast in two, though, so it would heat all the way through.)
I don't ever post reviews, but this recipe is worthy of my time!!!! My entire family loved loved loved this!!!! I did use beer/water combo versus straight water and 1/2 package of onion soup mix for a tad less saltiness and added a sweet onion. My 6 year old said I should quit my job and sell these sandwiches, because they were the best sandwiches ever!!!!!! Thank you for sharing this great go to crowd pleaser!
This was soo awesome and easy!! I followed the directions exactly and couldn't have been happier. It fed five adults with hearty appetites and we still had plenty for leftovers the next day!!
This was very tasty!! The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars was that I added 1 cup beef broth as well as 1 cup water. Even though I heated the sandwich to melt the cheese, I will be using mozzarella slices instead of shredded mozzarella. The shredded pieces (they didn't all melt in the microwave) kept falling in the sauce when I would dip the sandwich. The taste was very delicious and I will be making this again soon!
These were AMAZING! I used Beef Onion soup mix, a 1 cup of wine and about 2 cups of beef stock instead of water. This created a lot more jus as well. It was incredibly flavorful. So delicious!
This was very good, my wife and I love pot roast. This was a real treat/suprise for my wife having it on the hoagie rolls. The aroma during cooking was driving my wife nuts and the taste was even better. I followed the recipe as it was written and we both thought it got 10 stars. Thank you stephmonn for a wonderful and easy meal.
Wonderful, delicious meal that is easy to pull together. I used the beefy onion soup mix and added some sliced onions and mushrooms and it turned out great! Thanks so much for the recipe!
so yum! Loved watching my guests devour these! And super easy to make. Based on the reviews of others, I used 1 package each of dry onion soup mix and dry au jus mix with 2 cups of water and 5 pounds of beef chuck roast!
I loved these! They were so simple to make and other than mixing in a little more water, throwing in a ton of chopped garlic, and sliced onions I didn't alter the recipe. My fiance was in "man paradise" just enjoying juicy beef and melty cheese. I did use a monterey jack cheese blend. We just like that cheese better ;)
Made this for my family last night and they all loved it! Even my super picky 3 year old nephew kept asking for more!! The only changes I made were to use beefy onion soup mix, 2 tablespoons chopped garlic and 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning. Thank you for a great, easy recipe!
My family loved this! I had some leftover meat and I used it for enchiladas the next day. My husband thought that was delicious too!
I made this tonight, and it was a hit! The whole family loved it. So easy and delicious. I ate mine with crumbled gorgonzola on it - yum!
This turned out real good. I only used 1/2 packet of the dry au jus mix, as it had enought salt,so I added a little more water to dilute the saltiness. Other than that, this will be my french dip recipe!
I didn't have dry au jus, so I added some soy sauce, 1 cup water, and a chicken bouillon cube. Tasted fabulous as sandwiches!
If I were rating for my honey - I would give it a 5. He said these were better than (gulp) his mom's! But - they were a tad strong for me. Still amazing, but couldn't finish it all. However - I did replace the water with beef broth, and I had to leave it in the slow cooker after shredding a little longer than I had planned. Still - will DEFINITELY make again!
This was excellent! I didn't have the au jus packet so I used beef base and just sorta eyeballed it. I cooked on high about 4 hours, then on low for 2.. it broke apart and was so tender and flavorful. I made homemade ciabatta bread and it hit the spot! I'll make this again for sure.
good, easy, simple- served with sautéed onions and mushrooms, next time I will try to find at one of the two mixes in a lower sodium version- was just a little salty for me
We will definitely make this again! Super tasty way to eat chuck steak!
Used a 3.5 lb bottom round roast, added 2 1/4 cups water, used beefy onion soup mix, and it's delicious! Would add more water next time as I didn't have much liquid for dipping. Served on toasted french rolls, and was even better the next day!
Oh Yeah... Everything a drip beef sandwich should be...excellent!
My husband is very picky and he loved this recipe. I made it just as written and it was excellent. Will definitely make this again.
This is by far the best and most simple way to yield fantastic results with a pot roast! My entire family, including picky children, loved it also. The au jus created from the seasoning and beef drippings is a little bit greasy if you are using as a dip for the sandwiches. I prefer to make a separate batch.
This was very simple and tasted great. Will make more next timw for left overs. Thanks you
It is far too salty.
I layered sliced onion and fresh minced garlic in the bottom of my crockpot before adding my roast. I also seared my roast on all sides before crockpotting it. I did sprinkle in a couple healthy teaspoons of italian seasoning when I added the onion soup mix/au jus. Not bad. I think the broth could use a little more oomph next time but a great base to work with for next time.
This is so good. The only thing I changed was I used beef broth instead of water. When the roast was finished I shredded it separating the fatty areas. I put the juice in the refrigerator so the fat went to the top. Discard the fat and put back into the slow cooker. Use good rolls and top with mozzarella cheese. So good may make it to Christmas Eve standard.
So delicious! This recipe was a big hit with my husband and I. My two year old gobbled it up. I made the recipe as stated but used sirloin roast instead.
Sauté peppers and onions, pile on mozzarella, throw under broiler. Yum
It was edible, nothing special. Won't make it again.
We loved this! I usually have leftovers but not this time!
Doesn't get any easier than this! I too, left out the dry onion soup mix in favor of Ms Dash to reduce sodium, otherwise followed exactly. Delicious meal to feed a crowd with very little effort. *Second time I made this I added sliced onions - Great!
This was good but I had one problem. After 5 hrs. the meat did not shred with 2 forks. I had to slice the meat. I used a chuck roast. I'm not sure what happened. My daughter cut hers in small peices and put in a sandwich.I don't think I'll make these again.
Made this for dinner tonight, my husband said it was the best French dip sandwich he has ever had. Adding this one to the monthly rotation!
This was really, really good. Perfect comfort food with only 3 ingredients! Super simple to make, I didn't change a thing and it turned out moist with lots of flavor. The entire house smelled amazing. A keeper.
This was tasty and easy. I didn't have the au jus mix, so I just used the onion soup and a beef boullion cube. This is a busy day friend. For those that said it was too greasy, let the juices sit and skim the fat off of the top.
It was great meal. Will make it again. Easy to do.
This was AMAZING!! I used onion rolls instead of the sub rolls and took some of the reviewer's advice and used beef stock instead of the water, but this will be made again in our home! My husband is now wishing that I had gotten enough meat for a double batch!! :D
Absolutely Delicious! I added extra broth as some of the reviews said and added extra water also. When we made the sandwiches we had lettuce and tomato meat and cheese and the dip and it was very messy but it was OH SO GOOD!
I made the recipe as-is and it was perfect and I am really sensitive to salt. So maybe my soup mix wasn't as salty? Fabulous taste and great au ju to dip the sandwiches in.
Great recipe, my husband loves it.
took the advice of another reviewer and used liptons beef and onion soup mix. My own addition, ketchup. incredible.
Love this! I have made it several times & great every time( I do add a little bit more water). I sauté onions & bell peppers on the side for add on's & we use Swiss cheese!
Absolutely delicious. Only changes we made was to use only half of the onion mix and added a raw onion. Only had to cook on high about 2 1/2 hrs in my crockpot to become tender.
This was awsome!
Excellent recipe!!! Easy to make and very tasty. I have a small family and we had left-overs for days and it tasted great every time we made a sandwich. I sliced a medium onion into thin rings and put it in the pot for the last 2 hours. Next time I make this, and I will make this again for sure, I'm going to add some fresh sliced mushrooms.
Really easy to make. I modified for sliced pepper jack cheese and about half a cup more of water to have more juice for dipping. Love this, it's a great recipe.
This has become a staple dinner in my house. My husband even said that if he had ordered this from a restaurant menu, it would easily become his favorite restaurant. The only thing we did differently was use provolone slices instead of shredded mozzarella. Using a bigger chuck roast (maybe 3 pounds) is probably a good idea, because the roast tends to shrink up a bit in the crockpot. This is a family favorite, and it will be for years to come! And it's so easy! Be warned. If you're at home while this is cooking, the smell will make you hungry all day long.
Very good, the only thing we did different was using swiss cheese instead of mozzarella
Oh my gosh, this is an amazing recipe. My husband has always been dismissive of pot roast, but he couldn't get enough of this! The only thing we did differently was add some fresh cilantro -not much, maybe 2 tablespoons - about halfway through. Also, living at sea level as we do, we didn't have to cook it as long...I think we started it in the slow cooker at 1:00 and it was ready by 6:00. But you do have to let it cook slowly for an extended time to get the required tenderness. I then shredded it and served it on hamburger buns to my husband and son. For myself, I mixed some of the shredded beef with some mayo, salt and pepper and added a tblspoon of sweet relish for a roast beef sandwich. Delicious!
I made my own au jus with 4 cubes of beef bouillon, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, pepper and 4 cups of water. The meat just melted and we had plenty of juice to dip our sandwiches in. I might even add one more cup of water next time.
I've tried half a dozen similar recipes; this one is the best. When I went to start it, the plumber was at my house and I had no water, so I used beer instead, it was great. Also, I like to serve these with provolone cheese instead of mozzarella, less stringy. I slice the roll in half and layer it with a slice of provolone so it's less messy. Also, I like to add some pepperoncini to the sandwich! Delicious!
Amazing and simple and yummy!! Need I say more. Family like u don't need to add anything else. It's almost a 3 ingredient recipe! Make again and again.
I have made this several times and the family LOVES it! My mom enjoyed it so much, I passed the recipe on to her. I made zero alterations, but would like to note that if you have leftovers, you can toss that in a skillet with green chili's and make some seriously good tacos!
Awesome and easy
This has become a favorite in our household. Delicious!
I am making for second time today. Big hit for football weekends. Not necessary, but I added one diced onion and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire. Serve on hoagie buns with horseradish aioli and slaw.
Delicous! Easy to make, and my picky eaters loved it. I made triple the recipe since there was a buy one get one free sale on Chuck roast at Kroger. Had a great meal, and now 2 more in the freezer.
I made this exactly as stated and it was wonderful! The flavor is very good and the recipe could not be any easier! This is a definite keeper for my recipe box! Thanks for sharing this great, simple recipe!
Made as is with the exception of adding thinly sliced onions used Swiss cheese because that's what I had on hand.
De-li-cious. This was fantastic. I halved the water and added a 1/2 cup of red wine. Will most definitely make again. I had leftovers but only because there are only two of us.
Followed some advice of some prior reviewers and replaced some of the water (1/4 cup) with red wine vinegar, cooked for about 9 hours on low. Reheated in crockpot on low two days later for several hours and it was as good/better. Just ate roast with a side of vegetables and egg noodles did not make sandwiches. Awesome. Bought 4lb butt roast on sale cooked half and froze the other half. Will be using the same recipe for the other half.
this is awsome wife makes me cook this at least once a month but i also add chopped onions an peppers