Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches with Pickled Onion

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I love my crock pot. You drop the food in before work and when you get home – it’s dinner! I had this roast in the freezer and wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with it. I put it in the crock pot and figured we’d just have roast beef sandwiches with the onions. But the juices were so good! And it became a French Dip!

How to Do it:

Cut the thick bacon into about 1″ chunks.

Generously sprinkle garlic salt and black pepper on all sides of the roast.

Place it into the crock pot, fat side up. Add the remaining ingredients, slowly pouring the water around the sides of the meat.

Cook on high for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook for another 8 to 10 hours.

In the meantime, make the onions. Place all the ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat and put into a glass dish.

Let sit for 3-4 hours, then refrigerate until ready to use. Make sure you reheat or bring to room temperature before putting them on hot sandwiches.

Now build the sandwich.

Brush the buns lightly with olive oil

then toast in the oven.

Top with shreds of cooked beef.

then add about 1 oz. of sliced pepper jack cheese.

Place under a broiler until the cheese melts and starts to brown.

Put the sandwich on a plate – top with some onions –

then put the “lid” on the bun.

Serve with a bowl of the juices from the crock pot.

Delicious!!

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5 from 3 votes
Crock Pot French Dip with Pickled Onions

I love my crock pot. You drop the food in before work and when you get home - it's dinner! I had this roast in the freezer and wasn't really sure what I was going to do with it. I put it in the crock pot and figured we'd just have roast beef sandwiches with the onions. But the juices were so good! And it became a French Dip!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, crock pot, dinner, dip, lunch, sandwich, slow cooker
Servings: 4 people
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
Beef
  • 2-1/2 pounds bottom round beef roast
  • 4 slices thick bacon, cut into chunks
  • 3 large cloves fresh garlic, crushed
  • garlic salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup water
Pickled Onions
  • 1 medium red onion (about 1 cup), sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
The Sandwich
  • Cooked beef
  • Pickled Onions
  • 4 large onion rolls
  • 4 oz. pepper jack cheese, sliced
  • olive oil to brush on buns
Instructions
Meat
  1. Generously sprinkle garlic salt and black pepper on all sides of the roast.
  2. Place it into the crock pot, fat side up. Add the remaining ingredients, slowly pouring the water around the sides of the meat.
  3. Cook on high for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook for another 8 to 10 hours. 
Pickled Onions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat and put into a glass dish. 
  2. Let sit for 3-4 hours, then refrigerate until ready to use. Make sure you reheat or bring to room temperature before putting them on hot sandwiches.  (Also delicious on any cold sandwich)

The Sandwich
  1. Brush the buns lightly with olive oil, then toast in the oven. 

  2. Top with shreds of cooked beef, then add about 1 oz. of sliced pepper jack cheese. Place under a broiler until the cheese melts and starts to brown.

  3. Put the sandwich on a plate – top with some onions – then put the “lid” on the bun. Serve with a bowl of the juices from the crock pot.

    Delicious!!

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12 Responses to Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches with Pickled Onion

  1. Helen you are such a good cook, I love a Beef Cheese Steak sandwich and this is so close.
    Thank you for sharing on #omhgww this week!
    Hope you are enjoying the autumn weather.
    Have a great week!

  2. Becky says:

    Love this recipe and your delicious photos. Pinned it!

  3. Ali B says:

    This looks delisious! I love the addition of the pickled onions! Thanks for sharing at the Ultimate Pinterest Party this week!

  4. Oh does this look good! And a super use for that prone to be touch round!

    Mollie

    • HelenFern says:

      Thanks Mollie- it was good. My husband gobbled up ALL the leftovers! (and the extra onions went great on scrambled eggs).

  5. I can’t tell you how much I love a Brisket sandwich and this one looks incredible.Fabulously simple but delicious.Thanks for sharing at #FiestaFriday

  6. Michele says:

    I love my crockpot too and this really looks SINful! Totally wish this had been my dinner tonight. 😮 Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party! Have a great week!

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