Copycat Mcalister’s French Dip Sandwich

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Looking to kick your deli sandwich game up a notch? Then you’ve gotta try this Copycat Mcalister’s French Dip Sandwich recipe for your next lunch, dinner, or even brunch! Just like McAllister’s and the ultimate comfort food. Pair with Au Jus and a pickle for the ultimate copycat experience.

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How to Make a Copycat Mcalister’s French Dip Sandwich


1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast (3 to 4 pounds)

5 cups water

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 envelope onion soup mix

1-1/2 teaspoons browning sauce

1 garlic clove, minced

14 French rolls, split

2 cups shredded Swiss cheese (slices)

Au Jus for dipping


Slice roast in half and place in slow cooker. 

In a large bowl, combine water, soy sauce, soup mix, browning sauce, and garlic; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 7-9 hours.

Remove roast with a slotted spoon and let stand for 15 minutes. Thinly slice meat across the grain. 

Place on open faced rolls and top with Swiss cheese (shredded or sliced). Place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Turn over to the broil setting and place at least 3 inches from the heat until cheese is melted, about 1 minute. 

Serve with au jus, pickles, chips and some sweet tea! You might want to try my copycat Chick-fil-A Macaroni and Cheese recipe!

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