French Dip Sandwiches

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
Roast Beef French Dips
Roast Beef French Dips

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!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Love French Dip sandwiches! Just a thought……I use Johnny’s Au Jux. Its a great product, comes liquid or in powder form. Might be a better value than each mix pack. Makes great Au Jus. I take this camping every year we go. Its an easy travel meal. Love to see the Kings Kitchen is back up and running again.

    1. The King says:

      Thanks for the great info, Sallie! I’ll keep an eye out for it!

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