Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip Sandwich Recipe


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Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip Sandwiches are perfect for busy weeknight, game day meals or entertaining. Full of delicious balsamic roast beef and easy dipping sauce.

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Remember the balsamic roast beef we made the other day? I’ve gotten so many emails and messages from folks that have made it already and absolutely loved it. So, I thought I’d share with you another way besides the balsamic glazed beef stuffed mushrooms to enjoy the leftovers – or you could do like I do and make one just for these Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip Sandwiches.

Talk about the perfect beefy sandwich recipe!

This French dip style sandwich uses the balsamic roast beef straight from the slow cooker without any additional cooking required. I like to remove the roast beef from the slow cooker with a pair of tongs and place into a serving dish. Then, using two forks, pull the roast beef apart with two forks. Since this roast beef is so tender, it easily separates.

Then, pour the gravy from the roast beef into a fat separator to remove as much of the fat that cooked off of the beef while it was cooking as possible. Once you have separated, pour the gravy into individual dipping bowls.

It will have more of an Asian flair than a traditional French dip sandwich since my balsamic roast beef includes a bit of an Asian influence with the red pepper flakes, soy sauce, etc, but my family and guests have always loved that little surprise when they first taste these sandwiches.

Pull out soft sub rolls or hoagie buns  and set up a buffet where family or guests can assemble their own sandwiches, pick up an individual dipping bowl, and dig in.

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While we like these sandwiches just like described above, you can also prepare various spreads for guests to use such as a mustard spread, horsey sauce, or even spiced mayo spreads. That along with various cheeses transforms these sandwiches into delicious roast beef sandwiches without the dipping bowls.

When Little Buddy was younger, he definitely preferred to eat his sandwich with cheese and a mustard spread, but later loved the idea of dipping his sandwich. Either way is always a hit when you are entertaining though.

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They’ll make a welcome addition to your family menu and you won’t believe how much they are loved when you have friends over watching the game or throughout the holidays.

Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip Sandwich Recipe

4.92 from 12 votes
Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip Sandwiches are perfect for busy weeknight, game day meals or entertaining. Full of delicious balsamic roast beef and easy dipping sauce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8



  • Remove balsamic roast beef from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish. Using two forks, pull roast beef apart.
  • Ladle 1/4 – 1/2 cup gravy over roast beef.
  • Using a fat separator, separate fat from gravy made while cooking balsamic roast beef. Pour gravy into individual dipping bowls.
  • Serve warm.


Time does not include cooking time for making Balsamic Roast Beef


Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 12mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Eleni says:

    5 stars
    Just tried this last night. I’m not that great of a cook, but my bf said its the best thing I’ve ever made! My only suggestion is to reduce the amount of soy sauce used. He said it was a little too prominent in the gravy and I agree. Maybe 1/2 tablespoon? Otherwise it was AMAZING!

  2. Jeff says:

    Beautiful pictures! Definitely gets me a craving for beef dip! I love the colours inside of this and can just imagine the flavours!!

  3. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife says:

    Just pinned this, can’t wait to try it!

  4. Lexie and Brayden says:

    5 stars
    i tried this recipe out and LOVED it. soo so good. thank you!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m so glad he loved it, Lexie and I hope he’s feeling better really soon!

  5. Chris @ Family Meal Ideas says:

    5 stars
    This sounds delightful! Oh my gosh, itโ€™s hot as the beefs here and I kinda want to make some of this right now!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. kelley {mountain mama cooks} says:

    Whether stuffed in a mushroom or smooshed into a hoagie, this beef looks amazing! The perfect dinner for those cold winter nights that are on their way!

  7. Mary says:

    Love all your suggestions for this sandwich! So many meal ideas from one simple delicious roast beef….fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Erica W says:

    4 stars
    I made this beef last night and we did a bit of a variation on beef dip – loaded the beef onto toast and then poured the gravy over top for a ‘messy sandwich’ (aka knife & fork sandwich). Wonderful and so simple, thanks for the recipe!

  9. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    This reminds me of sandwiches I’ve seen on Guy Fieri’s show on the FN. This is so drool worthy!

  10. Blog is the New Black says:

    I was just thinking about french dip sandwiches the other day. I had never made them, or even heard of them, and my friend made them so I tried them and we loved them! But that was like 2 years ago. This looks amazing!