Low-FODMAP Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwich Recipe; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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Simple. Delicious.  Juicy.  Beefy.

Low-FODMAP Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are AWESOME.

My low-FODMAP recipe for French dip beef sandwiches will satisfy even your pickiest eaters. These are perfect for lunch, dinner or your family pot-luck event!

French Dip Sandwiches are one of my favorite restaurant lunches.  When my kids were small and we didn’t have an evening babysitter, my husband and I would do a ‘date lunch’ at one of the nice restaurants in town.  Instead of a heavy dinner, we would both get a French dip sandwich on a crusty sourdough bun.

I love the moist, tender and flavorful ‘French dip’ beef, with that amazing dip to dunk your bread.  Sooo good.

Low-FODMAP French Dip is great on sourdough baguettes (did you know that wheat sourdough bread is often low-FODMAP if it has been proofed overnight?), or with my low-FODMAP Mutigrain Sandwich Bread, for a gluten-free AND low-FODMAP option.

Serve it with a slice of your favorite Swiss, Cheddar or Provolone cheeses if you like!

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Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

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Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients

Serves 6

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 9 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high

Total time: 9 hours 15 minutes

Equipment: 5 or 6 quart slow cooker


  • 1 tablespoon garlic infused olive oil
  • One 2 & 1/2 to 3 pound boneless chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus additional to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus additional to taste
  • 2 cups prepared low-FODMAP beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (gluten-free, if necessary)
    • 2 tbsp is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 ‘hoagie-style’ sourdough rolls or your preferred low-FODMAP, gluten-free bread or buns
    • Note: While sourdough may be low in FODMAPs due to the fermentation process of the wheat, it still may contain gluten
  • 6 slices Provolone cheese or your preferred cheese choice (optional)


  • Heat garlic infused oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  • Season roast with salt and pepper and cook until seared, about 3 minutes per side
    • I used a cast iron skillet
  • Transfer meat to your slow cooker with the juice from the pan
    • I used a bit of the broth to deglaze my pan
  • Add low-FODMAP beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf and thyme
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 9 hours or HIGH for 4-5 hours
    • Slow-cookers vary in their temperature, so adjust as needed
  • Taste sauce, and add salt and pepper to taste
  • Shred or slice meat in the crock pot and allow to simmer in the sauce for about 15 minutes
  • Serve on your bun, with sauce on the side (if desired, strain the broth prior to serving in a small bowl next to your sandwich)
  • To toast your bread/cheese (optional):
    • Heat oven to 375 degrees F
    • Slice rolls and place cheese on one side, butter or oil other side, if desired
    • Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes, until cheese is nicely melted and edges are toasty

Happy low-FODMAP Dunking!

Comments Rating 5 (2 reviews)

8 Responses

  1. One of my favorites. Can any type of sourdough bread/ buns/ rolls be used in a low FODMAP diet?

    1. Hi Cheryl,
      The answer is not completely straightforward, it has to do with the length that the sourdough is fermented. This blog by Monash is helpful for locating some types that may be suitable for you. Asking your baker about their fermentation, and testing your brand with small amounts at first can help you find a good choice for you. Good luck!

  2. French dip heaven

    This recipe is superb. My husband has SIBO and enjoys eating hearty real meals that he won’t have to pay for later with bloating, gas and poor sleep (The bone broth recipe posted with this is totally worth the wait and really makes the difference). Thank you SO much Rachel!

    1. Cara,
      You are SO welcome! Thank you for posting this review, it made our day shine!!
      Stay in touch, we love getting feedback like yours 🙂
      Have a lovely day.

  3. Hi, your recipe looks delish! I just want to leave a note for other GLUTEN FREE readers, that worcestershire has gluten in it! People who are recently diagnosed celiac may not know this and your recipe title says Gluten Free 🙂

    1. Hi Sara,
      Thank you! We have updated the instructions to help people know to make sure, but there are several brands of gluten-free Worcestershire sauce. Here is a link to read more!

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