These Easy French Dip Sandwiches make for a perfect quick family dinner. Store bought deli roast beef, cheese, onions, and homemade au jus for dipping. PERFECT!
Easy French Dip Sandwiches
I like to share our quick and easy dinner ideas here on our blog. Earlier this week, I shared our Easy Turkey Sandwiches because those are one of our favorite quick and easy meals.
I am not one for making meals that take too much prep or cooking attention. That’s why this recipe for Easy French Dip Sandwiches is one of our favorite meals.
I just drop by the deli and find the rarest roast beef available because it is perfect for making french dips. If you are in Cincinnati, Remke has a great rare roast beef that tastes AMAZING!
We are a family that always has a habit of choosing the same sides each and every time with our go-to dishes. With our Easy French Dip Sandwiches, I make simple potato wedges. I can toss them in the oven when I am preparing our sandwiches and they are ready when we are.
I use whichever hoagie rolls I can locate but we prefer a tougher bread so sometimes I will just grab a loaf and slice it up to make the perfect sized hoagie sandwiches. Softer bread doesn’t always work best when dipping in the homemade au jus. If you plan to make these, be sure to keep that in mind when selecting your bread.
Traditional French Dip Sandwiches quite often call for Swiss Cheese. My hubby is not a big fan of Swiss so we use provolone. You can use whichever cheese you prefer.
The au jus is perfect for dipping your big ‘ol sandwiches. The beef flavor is there but not terribly strong. The consistency is perfect. I make one sandwich for each of us and pour the au jus into dipping bowls. I keep our onions on the side because we have a couple of picky kids who refuse onions.
1 lb thin sliced Deli Roast Beef
1 Onion thinly sliced
32 oz Beef Broth
3 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp Flour
1 tsp minced Garlic
2 tbsp Worcestershire
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
4 Hoagie Rolls
8 slices Provolone Cheese
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add sliced onions, garlic and 1/2 tsp Black Pepper and sautee until tender.
Remove onions from skillet, leaving remaining butter in pan. Set onions aside.
Add flour to pan and 1-2 tablespoons of beef broth and scrape and stir to make a paste,
Add Worcestershire and remaining broth and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Split rolls and toast lightly.
Add beef to pan and allow to warm for 5 minutes.
Place beef on bottoms of rolls.
Top each with sauteed onions.
Cover each with 2 slices of cheese.
Place in oven for several minutes to melt cheese.
Place tops on each sandwich and plate.
Fill ramekins/small bowls with juice from skillet and serve with sandwiches.
Do you have a favorite sandwich recipe that you serve for dinner often?
Looking for other easy dinner ideas? Be sure to see these other recipes that I have shared…