You’re on your way home from a busy day and realize that you don’t have any idea what you’re going to make for dinner. A quick stop at the grocery store for four items (the rest you should have on hand in your pantry or fridge) can ensure that you have a rather quick yet satisfying dinner.
French Dip Sandwiches
When I was growing up, this was always a quick dinner that could be easily prepared, yet was still delectable. This is especially good to make if you have leftover London Broil, Prime Rib, or some other cut of beef that can be thinly sliced.
- 4 hoagie sandwich rolls with a good crust
- 4 slices of Provolone or Pepper Jack cheese
- 3/4 – 1 pound of deli roast beef
- 1 package au jus mix
- Butter, softened
- Garlic powder
In a small saucepan, prepare au jus according to directions. In case you didn’t know, packages of au jus can be found in the same area that you find many of the packages of powdered gravy mixes. Preheat your broiler to high. Cut the hoagie rolls in half, lightly butter both sides and sprinkle with a little bit of garlic powder. Place the hoagie rolls butter-side up on the top rack and broil until lightly toasting and it begins to brown. While the bread is toasting, cut the pieces of cheese in half diagonally. Remove the bottom portions of the bread from the oven rack. Place the cheese on the top pieces of bread so that they cover the length of the bun and return to broiler so that cheese can melt. Pile roast beef onto the bottom piece of the bread. The amount of meat you buy at the store just depends on how much meat you’d like on each sandwich. I tend to like a meatier sandwich, so I buy a bit more meat. Remove the top portion of the roll when the cheese has melted and place on the top off the sandwich. Cut the sandwich in half and serve with a bowl of the hot au jus. Voila!