Slow Cooker Beer Braised Beef Dip Sandwiches

10 Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours

Slow Cooker Beer Braised Beef Dip Sandwiches cooked to medium doneness with a delicious beer jus in just two hours. The perfect, easy, sandwiches for a crowd without heating up the kitchen or grill!

Ultimate Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are a fan favorite around here, and with good reason, but those sandwiches are cooked to a fall apart doneness and these Beer Braised Beef Dip Sandwiches are sliceable and tender!

Slow Cooker Beer Braised Beef Dip Sandwiches Slow Cooker Beer Braised Beef Dip Sandwiches

It’s summer, I know. And the last thing you probably want to think about is your slow cooker. But let me tell you why this genius appliance is your friend. First of all, it’s hot out and I’m not a huge fan of making the room or my surroundings any hotter. So turning on the oven is not something I look to do.

Second, this takes hardly any time at all because it cooks in just two hours. It also feeds a crowd of people so you can either make it for parties or save leftovers for lunch sandwiches (if saving for leftovers, slice really thinly so it stays tender and easy to eat).

This recipe is a take on the Slow Cooker Roast Beef (Sliceable!) that we enjoy on a monthly basis because it’s just so easy we use it for all recipes that require steak. This beef is also perfect used for other recipes if you prefer not to enjoy it as a sandwich.

Crock Pot Beef Dip Sandwiches

How to serve beer braised beef:

  • Cut into bite sized chunks and top baked potatoes or mashed potatoes.
  • Top your favorite salads with thinly sliced pieces of braised beef.
  • Serve over rice with your favorite sauce and steamed vegetables if you’re looking to be healthy.

Prefer to skip the beer? Substitute with beef broth and double the Worcestershire sauce. Or you can add beef broth and your favorite sauce like teriyaki or bbq sauce for another flavor. The cooking method stays the same!

Important note, do not try to GUESS when the meat is done. Using a thermometer is important to ensuring the beef doesn’t overcook. If you are very well versed in cooking beef you can test by pressing on the beef to test for doneness.

I use the hand touch method as I’m used to cooking steaks for a large crowd. And with such high volumes I’ve gotten pretty accurate at testing. Accurate enough I’d venture to say I’d feel comfortable walking a steak up to the pass with Gordon Ramsay on quality control. Here’s how to test:

How to tell beef doneness by touch?

  • Touch your index finger to your thumb: Rare
  • Touch your middle finger to your thumb: Medium-Rare
  • Touch your ring finger to your thumb: Medium
  • Touch your index finger to your thumb: Well Done

Beer Braised Beef

If you’re keeping track here are the other slow cooker sandwiches we’ve got so far:

Beef Dip Sandwiches

Tools Used in the making of this Slow Cooker Roast Beef Sandwiches:
Slow Cooker with Thermometer Probe: This slow cooker is a new addition to our house but it is an amazing new toy I’ve been having fun with. The thermometer fits through the lid without letting the heat escape.
Thermometer: If you don’t have that slow cooker, this thermometer can stay in the slow cooker with no issues.
Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: An amazing book by an even more amazing blogger. Her food doesn’t taste like it lost flavor to be better for you.

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Slow Cooker Beer Braised Beef Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Beer Braised Beef Dip Sandwiches cooked to medium doneness with a delicious beer jus in just two hours. The perfect, easy, sandwiches for a crowd without heating up the kitchen or grill!
Yield 10 Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 5 pounds chuck roast
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 can beer (I like a dark beer like Guinness)
  • 1 yellow onion cut into thick rings for the beef to sit on
  • 10 hoagie rolls
  • 5 tablespoons butter


  • Rub the chuck roast with the salt and pepper.
  • Heat up your slow cooker insert (if cast aluminum) or a large cast iron skillet on high heat with the canola oil.
  • Sear the beef on each side for 3-4 minutes until it is a good golden brown (the beef will not get any more color in the slow cooker).
  • Layer the onions onto the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Put the beef and the drippings from the pan into your slow cooker.
  • Add the Worcestershire Sauce and beer.
  • Cook on low for 90 minutes.
  • Using a standard meat thermometer or a slow cooker with a thermometer probe, cook to 135 (medium rare) or 140 (medium) degrees.
  • Remove the beef from the slow cooker and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Spread the hoagie rolls with the butter and toast until lightly browned.
  • Layer with the sliced beef and dip in the drippings (strain out the onions).


Serving: 1g | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 782mg | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 4.8mg
Beer Braised Beef Dip Sandwiches
Crock Pot Beer Braised Beef Dip Sandwiches

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Excellent! The beer au jus was so much better than the powered version with some drippings I usually use. I used Guinness as you recommended. I cooked on low for 4 hours, but I like my meat well done and it was still tender and delicious.

  2. Is 90 minutes really all this recipe needs? All other chuck roast recipes say to cook on slow for up to 8 hours!

    1. Opps, so sorry about that. You’ll want to add the beer after you put the beef back into the slow cooker. I updated the recipe card to show the correct steps. Thanks for catching that!

    1. Sorry about that! I edited to show correctly now. You’ll want to add it into the slow cooker after putting the beef back in.

  3. Unless I’m missing something I don’t see directions for using the beer and other ingredients.

    1. Sorry, I missed your comment. It was caught in my spam filter. The recipe has been edited to show correctly. 🙂

  4. I have been having a hard time thinking of new things to fix for dinner. This is exactly what I have been looking for! My family will love this!

  5. Slow Cooker Beer Braised Beef Dip Sandwiches are a great easy go to for summer.

  6. So many options for serving this! This would be such a great thing to make on Sunday and then get a few meals out of during the week!

  7. That is one amazing looking sandwich! Time to break out the slow cooker…my boys will love this!