French dip with au jus
Here is a recipe inspired by mom’s french dip with au jus recipe! My mom loves making this recipe whenever we have family or friends in from out of town.
Its absolutely amazing and feels extremely luxurious. You will love it!
The beef comes out super tender and juicy. Top off your buns of dietary preference with some shredded beef, cheese and dijon mustard and then dip it in the incredible au jus right out of your slow cooker.
This french dip with au jus recipe is easy to make and the perfect freezer meal to have on hand.
Many classic french dip recipes call for a packet of onion soup seasoning. But because of the different ingredients put into those I love to create my own seasoning blend.
Unfortunately many pre-packaged seasoning blends tend to have alot of inedible ingredients which is why I love using whole organic natural spices for all my recipes.
Why you will love this french dip with au jus recipe.
- 10 Minutes to Prep
- Super Easy
- Extremely Tasty
- Healthy (Soy Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free)
- Family Friendly
How do you make au jus sauce from scratch?
Ingredients you will need for this french dip with au jus recipe.
- beef chuck roast
- garlic powder
- dried onion flakes
- dried rosemary
- celery seed
- black pepper
- broth of preference
What is french dip sauce made of?
Can I use beef broth instead of au jus?
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Do I need a slow cooker for this recipe?
Can I use an instant pot instead?
*See FAQ’s and specific tips following recipe below. (so you don’t have to scroll for a million years to find the food 😉 ).
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French Dip with Au Jus
- Slow Cooker
- 3 lbs beef chuck roast
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 8 tsp dried onion flakes
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/4 tsp celery seed
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 cups water or broth of preference I prefer chicken broth but beef or veggie broth works well too.
- Add all main ingredients into slow cooker.
- Cook on low 8-10 hours.
- Remove beef, shred and serve with sauce from slow cooker on the side. Enjoy in a sandwich with dipping sauce!
- Label Freezer bag with recipe name, cooking from frozen directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
- Step 2: Add all ingredients to labeled gallon freezer bag.
- Step 3: Store in freezer for up to three months.
Cooking from frozen directons:
- Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
- Dump contents of gallon freezer bag into slow cooker.
- Cook on low 8-10 hours.
- Remove beef, shred and serve with sauce from the slow cooker on the side. Enjoy a sandwich with dipping sauce!
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Frequently asked questions
No problem! Just throw the freezer meal in your slow cooker and you’re all set. If it doesn’t fit thaw it for a few minutes in warm water. (You may need to add an extra 30 minutes cook time if completely frozen when cooking).
You can skip the seasoning in the recipe card above and use 1-2 packets of onion soup mix. However I love to use my own organic spices because then I know exactly what is in my food. Seasoning packets tend to have a-lot of fillers and preservatives that shouldn’t be consumed.
The best part about this french dip with au jus recipe is the homemade au jus mix. It takes no extra effort and is your juices that comes from the slow cooker after your meet is fully cooked. You will love it, just set it and forget it.
Au jus tends to be a very thin gravy whereas a brown gravy mix may have many of the same flavors but it a much more dense texture. A thin au jus is the perfect consistency for dipping your homemade french dip sandwich.
Yes! This homemade au jus mix will go well with prime rib or any other meat you will be enjoying for dinner.
Au jus speaks of a thin gravy that is commonly used as a dipping sauce for meat or a french dip sandwich to bring flavor and juiciness into the sandwich.
An au jus base can also be a delicious base for a soup or recipe requiring broth.
A great substitute for au jus seasoning is the seasoning blend in the recipe card above. I love using my own spices to be sure that I am getting whole and healthy ingredients in my food.
The french dip originated in Los Angelus and has since gone on to become a very luxurious and delicious sandwich served all over the US.
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