Slow Cooker Beef Roast French Dip + a Giveaway

I live and die by my slower cooker in the Fall and Winter. It’s just so cozy to pop a meal in to cook while I go about my day. Especially with our homeschool preschool and high school pick up routine. Planning a slow cooker meal insures a hot dinner. Otherwise, that isn’t always a guarantee. Can you say cheese, cracker and salami platter?  Or fruit, yogurt and granola? Yeah, #slowcookermeals make us all happy around here :) 

Remember when I shared about our quarter beef purchase? Well, I thought it was about time for another recipe that matches up with one of those cuts! May I introduce a perfect pair … slower cooker meet beef sirloin tip roast. slow cooker beef roast french dip

Slow Cooker Beef Roast French Dip


  • 3 pounds (approximately) sirloin tip beef roast
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons seasoning blend of salt, pepper, garlic salt, etc.
  • Optional: Au ju seasoning/dip/packet
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sandwich buns
  • Swiss cheese


Season the roast, pour beef broth in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place roast in slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. Remove roast from slow cooker and place on a cutting board. Allow the roast to rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Taste au jus for seasoning, adjust as needed. I added some Johnny’s liquid au jus to give it more flavor. 
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While the roast is finishing up, prep the other components of your sandwich. First, caramelized onions. In a cast iron pan melt butter and add olive oil. Slice 2 onions, add to butter oil combo and cook over low heat until caramelized.

Next, grill buns with a touch of butter, add sliced meat, onions and Swiss cheese. Dip in au jus and enjoy! 

HB_OCT_33967_slowcooker_blogger_7-2Hamilton Beach wants to inspire your slow cooker meals this Fall with a brand new one! The Set ‘n Forget 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker With Spoon/Lid, to be specific :) YOU CAN WIN ONE … READ ON!

I’ve had my line up of slow cookers over the years and I promise you, my friends, THIS is the one you want. It’s the perfect size for a family meal, programs super easy (I didn’t even have to read the manual) and the lid locks on! That lid locking feature was just what we needed when I packed our meals for the beach the other week. No spills in the back of the Suburban made Dom and I happy campers! 

I’m going to make it nice and simple to enter this giveaway …

  1. Comment with your favorite slow cooker meal – you can leave a Pinterest link, share a link from your blog or type out a short recipe. Be sure to include your email address!
  2. Follow me on Pinterest and pin the top photo to one of your boards – just hover over the photo and click the little “P” in the top left. Submit a 2nd comment with the pin link.

I’ll use to select a winner at 9PM PST on October 15th. 

***WINNER*** Comment #42, Mallory!Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 11.48.18 PM

I received a complimentary slow cooker from Hamilton Beach. No other compensation was received.

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  1. Jennifer Hall says

    I love to place chicken, salsa, and cream cheese (the last half hour or so). Shred the chicken and mix with the salsa/cream cheese sauce. Serve over rice or in a burrito. You can add all the burrito/taco toppings you like as well. Easy, quick, and delish!

  2. Amy M. C. says

    I have a great creamy chicken recipe that the entire family loves. I don’t have a link to post for this recipe because I got it from my mom many years ago.

  3. says

    I love to make cooked apples/applesauce out of simply apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Dice the apples and throw in the desired amount of sugar and cinnamon. Cook on low until you can’t stand smelling autumn without eating it by the spoonful. :)

  4. says

    Right now we’re doing a lot of the slow cooker chicken.
    1-2 packs of thighs and breasts
    1 package of onion soup mix
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1/4 C water
    1/4 C brown sugar
    Mix all in with the chicken and cook on low for 6hrs or until its falling apart. Serve with rice and veggies!

  5. manda says

    Pot roast.

  6. says

    Yum!! We are having family photos on Sunday so a slow cooker roast meal is planned… I think I should shift it and make this instead! (pinned so I don’t forget!)

  7. says

    I make pot roast, chicken tikka and chili in my slow cooker the most often! Meatloaf, honey dijon chicken, pumpkin butter, applesauce, baked beans… my slow cooker pretty much lives on the counter in the Fall and Winter and even through the Spring! (great giveaway btw!)

  8. Birdiebee says

    BBQ ribs are my favorite slow cooker meal

    • Birdiebee says

      BBQ ribs are my favorite slow cooker meal. I don’t have a recipe but just put thawed or fresh ribs in the slow cooker and top with BBQ sauce. Set on low and cook all day.

  9. ET Pruitt says

    Carnitas is my favorite and the recipe is very easy. A couple taco seasoning packets, garlic, onion, garlic salt and cook overnight.

  10. JW says

    Might be a little silly, but my favorite right now is to use it for baked potatoes. I have sweet potatoes in right now. Just wash, prick, cook on low for several hours. Then I fill with (often leftovers) toppings at dinner. Easy way to extend the use of leftovers. I am even placing corn on the cob, in their husks with silks trimmed, on top of the potatoes after adding a little water to steam cook. No need to boil water or dirty another pot!

  11. Acandee says

    Bean soups….. Yum.

  12. Acandee says

    Or maybe even pork roast with potatoes and carrots and onion and and and. (Just keep adding veggies!!)

  13. says

    Easy pulled pork– a pork roast, bottle of beer and sliced onions to cook on low 6-8 hours before shredding with two forks.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    • Gretchen says

      Beer! That would amp up the flavor!

  14. Mallory says

    Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal

    1 cup steel cut or regular oats (NOT Quick Oats!)
    4 cups water
    1/2 cup milk
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 TBS butter
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    1 tsp cinnamon

    Combine all in crockpot and cook on low for 8hrs. Serve with milk & cinnamon sugar.


    Add up to 1 C raisins/dried fruit before cooking.
    Add 1 chopped fresh apple before cooking.
    Top with fresh fruit (in season) or canned fruit (drained).
    Add a pat of butter or a dollop of jam/preserves.
    Drizzle with honey.

    • Gretchen says

      One of our favorites!

  15. June Lisle says

    I like pinto bean from a slow cooker. Add water, beans, desired amount of cheddar cheese (for flavor and thicker sauce), a tbs of flour, half a pound of bacon, onion, and desired amount of salt/garlic powder. Cook until soft.

    • Gretchen says

      Beans in the slow cooker are my FAVORITE! So flavorful and way healthier!

  16. JenniferAnne says

    I like making corned beef in the crockpot! I just put the corned beef in with some pickling spices, then cover it with water. That’s it! After cooking for about 10 hours, it’s SOOOO tender.