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Whoville Roast Beast Sandwiches

Whoville Roast Beast Sandwiches are a Who and Grinch approved version of a French Dip sandwich. Seasoned, shredded beef is piled onto a club roll and served with a rich, beefy gravy.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 10 hrs 35 mins
Course Beef, christmas, crock pot/slow cooker
Cuisine American, christmas
Servings 8 people
Calories 521 kcal


  • slow cooker


Whoville Roast Beast

  • 3 lbs beef roast top or bottom round, chuck roast, etc.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium bay leaf


  • 1 packet au jus gravy mix


  • 8 club rolls
  • 8 slices onion cheese
  • 1 cup pepperoncini


Shredded Roast Beast

  • Combine the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper together and spread over the roast.
    2 tablespoon Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, 3 lbs beef roast
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the roast and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side.
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Meanwhile, combine the onion, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaf in the slow cooker.
    1 large onion, 1 cup beef broth, 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 medium bay leaf
  • Once roast is seared, transfer to the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Once cooked, shred the beef and return to the slow cooker.


  • Remove 1 ½ cups cooking liquid and add to a large saucepan. Add in 1 ½ cups of water and the gravy packet. (If you don't have enough cooking liquid, substitute with water to reach 3 cups total).
    1 packet au jus gravy mix
  • Whisk in gravy packet and cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil, whisking frequently. Once it thickens slightly, remove from the heat.


  • Heat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with foil and slice open club rolls. Divide cheese slices onto the roast and broil for 2-3 minutes, until cheese has melted and the rolls are toasted.
    8 club rolls, 8 slices onion cheese
  • Pile shredded beef on top of the toasted roll and garnish with sliced pepperoncini.
    1 cup pepperoncini
  • Serve sandwiches immediately, with gravy divided into bowls for dipping.


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 521kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 39gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 883mgPotassium: 708mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 15mg

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

Keyword french dip sandwich, italian shredded beef, slow cooker shredded beef, the grinch roast beast
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