French dip sandwiches make such a great dinner because they hardly require any prep time but they taste like you've been slaving away in the kitchen all day! I've tried many different variations over the years, and this is my favorite. I love that it uses a simple crock pot roast, which makes it taste so much better than the deli meat version.
French Dip Sandwiches
2-3 lb. roast
2 c. water
2 c. beef broth
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
6-8 french bread rolls (or 1 large loaf of bakery French bread)
3-4 oz. cream cheese
provolone cheese slices
Place the roast in the crock pot and top with water, beef broth, and onion soup mix. Cook for 8-9 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high. Shred meat when tender.
When ready to serve, cut open bread and spread with a thin layer of cream cheese (on one side). Top with meat and one or two slices of cheese. Broil open faced in the oven for just a few minutes, until cheese melts.
Ladle juice from crock pot into small cups for dipping.