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Pot Roast Sandwich

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This pot roast sandwich is going to have husbands everywhere proposing all over again. Mark. My. Words. It’s just that good.

Homemade Pot Roast sandwich with caramelized onions on a wooden board.

There’s this place here in Utah called, Gardner Village. It’s an old mill that used to be bursting with activity from the general store and mattress factory to the mill and blacksmith shop. Today the mill has been converted into little boutiques and stores, but it still has all of it’s old time charm. Especially this time of year when they bring out these amazing, full sized whimsical witch displays. They are so cute and fun. A few years back Cade had an awesome Pot Roast Sandwich at the restaurant there  and when we got the email about creating a recipe using a Mrs Dash seasoning pack we knew immediately that we wanted to try the pot roast one and recreate that sandwich. And in case you saw my post on instagram about the samples I received you can win yourself some too! Just follow this link and spin to win!

Delicious Pot Roast sandwich with onions on a wooden board.

Pot Roast Sandwich Recipe

We had a few friends over to try out this recipe with us. I mean, one opinion is never good enough, right? We needed a few more people to get in on the deliciousness. And although they had to patiently watch me photograph the meaty goodness, they were actually great help. It’s kind of nice to have some assistants helping with moving things around so you can just snap pictures. But more importantly it was so fun enjoying these big, hearty pot roast sandwiches together. The guys totally dug in and Cade informed me that he would totally marry me all over again. So ladies, this one is a winner.

photo collage - Mrs. Dash pot roast spices and butter in a slow cooker.

But ladies, don’t you worry this Pot Roast Sandwich is a meal that your guy can prepare for you too. You see, Mrs Dash has these awesome salt free, all natural seasoning packets that range from Beef Stew and Sloppy Joes to Pot Roast and Chili. Kind of awesome. I love that they actually taste like what they say they are! That’s not always true with seasoning packets and in case you haven’t noticed, many season packets are loaded, and I mean loaded with salt, so that’s pretty much all you taste. I was super hesitant when I got the packets, but I’m happy to say that sure enough, it really is salt free which allowed me to add the salt myself and control how salty the dish was. I know, some of you wont see that as a big deal, but try this packet and then try another. We’ve had the most inedible beef before because the packet was seriously so salty it gagged us.

Pot Roast in a crock pot.

So Delicious

Gosh, look at that glazed piece of awesomeness. So, back to why you can totally have your significant other surprise you with dinner. All you have to do is sprinkle the beef with the packet, place a pat of butter (about 1 tablespoon) on the beef and cook on low for 8 hours. This, this beautiful piece of juicy, tender, fall apart beef is the result.

photo collage - putting together a Pot Roast sandwich on a wooden board.

Use the drippings of the meat with a little cornstarch to create a thickened sauce or gravy. Set it aside and this next part is the key. It’s simple, but trust me, it makes the sandwich even more yummy, butter the bread on each side and place it under the broiler until it’s browned. The butter gets all melted in the bread and it’s like a little secret in the Pot Roast Sandwich that no one knows what makes it so incredible. Then pour the gravy sauce over the meat and move on to the onions.

Pot Roast sandwich cut in half on a wooden board on top of a white table cloth next to french fries.

Did I mention the onions? No? Ooops! Cade says this is also a really important part. While everything is getting ready let some onions hang out in a low pan to get all caramelized and fantabulous.

Simple Pot Roast sandwich cut in half on a wooden board.

I mean come on, folks! Doesn’t this Pot Roast Sandwich just look like heaven? Dude, this is the stuff. Why is it that the most simple recipes are always the best? I mean, remember the garden skillet dish? Or the 15 minute pesto pasta? Simple is awesome. Just like the Mrs. Dash packet. Awesome.

Easy Pot Roast sandwich cut in half on a wooden board on top of a white table cloth.

And I now declare this Pot Roast Sandwich to be sandwich of the month. Or year. Whatever you want. Either way just make it. Make it, love it, and spread the word my friends. This Pot Roast Sandwich is life changing. It could even be called, the baby maker. Or not. But seriously, dive in.

Delicious Pot Roast sandwich recipe on a wooden board.

What Kind Of Roast Is Best For Pot Roast?

The best cuts of beef for pot roast are, chuck roast, shoulder steak, boneless chuck roast, chuck seven-bone pot roast, or beef chuck arm and tri-tip.

Also, Brisket which is from the breast or lower chest and has long strands of meat.

Can Pot Roast Be Cooked In A Crock Pot?

Pot roast can be cooked in a slow cooker.

5-6 hours on high, or 8-10 hours on low.

What Are Hoagie Rolls?

A hoagie roll or hero roll is a type of long flat roll used to prepare sandwiches.

Pot Roast Sandwich

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Delicious Pot Roast sandwich on a wooden board.

Pot Roast Sandwich

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 hoagie sandwiches
This Pot Roast Sandwich is life changing, and so simple to make!


  • 1 Beef Tri Tip 1.5 lbs
  • 1 Packet Mrs Dash Pot Roast Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Butter unsalted
  • Hoagie Rolls
  • Butter for toasting

For the Gravy

  • 3/4 Cup Beef Drippings
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Cup Cold Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Onions

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Onion sliced


  • Place the beef in a slow cooker and sprinkle with the entire pot roast seasoning packet.
  • Add the butter on top, place the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours, flipping over halfway through and dumping the juices over the top to flavor the other side.

For the Onions

  • About 20 minutes before the beef is done, add the butter to a skillet and heat over medium heat until melted.
  • Add the onions, turn down to low and let the onions caramelize for about 20 minutes.

For the Gravy

  • Once the beef is done, scoop out 3/4 cup of the juices and place in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Add the water and bring to a boil, whisking to break up any browned bits.
  • In a small bowl combine the cold water and corn starch.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the hot liquid to the cornstarch mixture and then while whisking the drippings, slowly pour in the corn starch.
  • Whisk to combine, bring back to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for about 10 minutes or until thickened.

To Assemble

  • Cut the hoagie open and butter each side of the bread.
  • Heat the oven to broil and lay the bread open so it can get browned. DO NOT WALK AWAY! I know you think you can run to change the laundry but the bread will burn. Talking from experience here.
  • Remove the bread from the oven.
  • Using tongs pick up chunks of the meat, it should fall apart, no cutting needed. Place on the bread, top with gravy and caramelized onions.
  • Enjoy!


Depending on the size of your tri tip your meat could be done around 6-7 hours, just keep checking on it. We tend to buy bigger pieces at Costco so we are almost always 8 hours.
left over pot roast will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
Pot Roast Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 226IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • This looks amazing! I LOVE pot roast recipes, and I love onions, and I also love Mrs. Dash (lots of things I love here, haha).I can’t wait to try it out!

    -Sam @ SizzlingMess

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    • lol, I often feel the same way about things I love!

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  • I made this last night. It was delicious and looked just as amazing as your pictures above. I actually used boneless beef spare ribs…. For one, its because I already had them, and two, my local grocery store was out of tri tip! Can you believe that!? Lol. I guess trying to buy tri tip on valentines day is like trying to buy corned beef on St. Patrick’s day. (Lol)
    Also, my grocery store also did not have Mrs Dash. I improvised there….. My husband has an awesome seasonings blend, I used a few tablespoons of that. This sandwich was amazing! Can’t wait to make it again!!

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    • Erika! I am so glad you liked it! Thank you so much for letting me know, and I wish I could try your husbands seasoning! I love finding new seasoning mixtures.

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  • Thanks for the mention of Mrs. Dash Pot Roast Seasoning Mix. Your sandwich looks absolutely delicious. Make sure to check out site for coupons before your next purchase.

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  • Where is it in the store was at Walmart couldn’t find Mrs Dash post roast? Where dose the sweet basil come in I wanted to try it tell couldn’t find it.

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  • I could not find the Mrs Dash pot roast in the store at Walmart where is it located at an why call it sweet basil where’s the basil at?

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  • It’s in the crock pot now! I can’t wait to try it tonight!

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    • It was amazing! Husband and I devoured it! Thanks so much!

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  • I can not find the link to click or the seasoning packet to purchase. 🙁

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    • oh darnit, it’s just the Mrs Dash Seasoning packet by all of the others in the spice or spaghetti aisle. Good luck!

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  • I never thought of using Tri-Tip in a crock pot. I usually grill it on the barbeque. I am going to have to try this, as it looks so good. I like the pictures showing the steps, and finished product.


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    • I used to only grill it too, but oh my goodness it’s awesome in a crock

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  • Looks so good! Would get scarfed down in a flash in my house!!

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  • I made these tonight! Followed the “recipe” to a T. It was fantabulous. I was a little sticker shocked when purchasing the Tri Tip but we should get 2 meals out of it. I REALLY wanted to slather on some provolone cheese but I was out. The crispy, buttery bread is a must!

    I had a 2.3 lbs roast and put it on high (didn’t start it until 12:30pm) for 4.5 hours and it was falling apart.

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    • Right? Tri Tip is annoyingly expensive. If it wasn’t so stinking good I’d ditch it. Yay! So glad it worked so well on high too. Booyah! I get so giddy about these comments so thank you!!

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  • Lordy. That sandwich looks fantastic. Time to bust out my crockpot. Haven’t used it in awhile but now I must!

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    • dude, get that baby out!

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  • I love a good pot roast! This sandwich looks epic!

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  • Holy comfort food! I love how easy it is, too!

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    • Thank you! It was pretty delicious!

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  • You are right, this is over the top deliciousness…wow. I could demolish one of these.

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    • And I did! Wish we could sit around and enjoy one together!

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  • That sound you heard was me fainting at the beauty of this sandwich! YUM!

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  • I adore pot roast and this sandwich looks CRAZY, out of this world, DELICIOUS!

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  • I haven’t been to Gardner Village in years! I need to plan a trip there this Holiday Season…

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    • We just had a make your own panini party last Sunday night with the faimly. Everyone chose their ingredients and we had a lot of fun with it. I will have to blog about it later. I think you can put anything in a panini and it becomes fabulous by the melding of the ingredients and flavors. Blue cheese and beef sounds wonderful.

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  • This is one good lookin’ sandwich. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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  • What a delicious sandwich!!! I love this and I’m always ready for some good slow cooker roast!

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  • My mouth is watering! This looks like the perfect weeknight meal, I need to make this soon!

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  • This looks absolutely mouthwatering! Love that its done in a crockpot!

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  • My family would love this sandwich! Looks so good!

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