These French Dip Sandwiches with Au Jus are made with sliced roast beef, provolone cheese, and seasonings piled on a roll. This easy, family approved dinner is ready in just 15 minutes.
I truly believe that dinner doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious. Plus, feeding your family at home is better than anything you can get at a drive thru, right? So what if I told you that you could make dinner in 15 minutes? You can! I have several recipes on this site that are simple dinner recipes that can be ready in 15 minutes. Recipes like this for French Dip Sandwiches, Roasted Red Pepper Pasta, Garlic Parmesan Shrimp, and Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos.
What is a French Dip?
Well, of course it is a sandwich but you knew that already. It’s not just any sandwich though no this sandwich is the perfect combo of roast beef, provolone cheese, bread. Then there’s the au jus. This is where this sandwich stands out from the rest. That added bit of flavor is what sets this sandwich apart from the rest!
What is au jus?
Au jus is a French term that means “with juice”. This refers to meat dish cooked in or served with a broth or gravy made from the juice that releases from the meat as it is cooked.
How do you make this recipe? (full printable recipe at bottom of page)
What you’ll need:
- Deli Style Roast Beef
- Provolone Cheese
- Beef Consomeé
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Sauce Pan
- Rimmed Sheet Pan
- Aluminum Foil
- In a saucepan combine Beef Consommé, onion powder, and garlic powder.
- Bring to a slow boil stirring often.
- Add roast beef to the sauce pan two or three pieces at a time allowing them to simmer for a minute.
- Transfer beef to bun and top with cheese immediately so the cheese begins to melt.
- Repeat steps three and four until all sandwiches are made.
- Loosely cover baking pan with foil and place under broiler for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Divide au jus from sauce pan into ramekins or small bowls.
What kind of meat do you use?
I recommend using thinly sliced roast beef from the deli. You can use the pre-packaged roast beef in the lunch meat section. It is less expensive but it is also drier and dosing’ have as much natural flavor. Of course preparing your own is always an option, it will just take longer to prepare.
What is beef consommé?
Simply put it is a flavorful soup made from beef stock and seasonings. Unlike beef broth which is used as an ingredient, consommé is meant to be consumed as is.
What kind of cheese is on a French Dip Sandwich?
My favorite is provolone. It melts beautifully and the mild taste doesn’t compete with the other flavors of this sandwich.
My tips for this recipe:
Buy quality ingredients. Because there are only a handful of ingredients I recommend getting the best you can for your budget. I bought both roast beef and cheese sliced from the deli. If you were only going to buy one thing from the deli to save a little money buy the roast beef. The better the beef the better this sandwich will taste.
These sandwiches are best when they are fresh but you can store and reheat the leftovers easily. Wrap each sandwich individually in foil and keep in the fridge. When you are ready to reheat place the foil wrapped sandwich on a baking sheet and place in a 350 degree oven for about three minutes or until heated completely through. Leftover au jus can be reheated on the stove top or in the microwave.
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French Dip Sandwich
These French Dip Sandwiches with Au Jus are made with slices roast beef, provolone cheese, and seasonings piled on a roll. This easy, family approved dinner is ready in just 15 minutes.
- 1 pound roast beef thinly sliced
- 8 slices Provolone Cheese
- 2 cans Beef Consommé
- 1/2 teaspoon onion power
- 1 teaspoon galic minced, or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 sandwich rolls
- Horseradish or Mayonnaise optional
Preheat oven's broiler to high setting
In a saucepan combine Beef Consommé, onion powder, and garlic
Bring to a slow boil stirring often
Add roast beef two or three pieces at a time allowing them to simmer for two minutes.
Transfer warm roast beef onto sandwich roll
Layer cheese on then top with bread. Then place on a baking sheet.
Repeat steps 2-4 until all sandwiches are made
Place under broiler for 2 minutes or until cheese is metled.
Divide au jus into ramekins or small bowls
Reheating Instructions: Wrap each sandwich individually in foil and keep in the fridge. When you are ready to reheat place the foil wrapped sandwich on a baking sheet and place in a 350 degree oven for about three minutes or until heated completely through. Leftover au jus can be reheated on the stove top or in the microwave.
Nutritional information is estimated. Information will vary based on ingredient choices and serving sizes.