french dip sandwich

From time to time I like to dabble in the world of french dip sandwiches.

It’s simple. It’s juicy. It’s yum-tastic.

I mean, the sandwich itself is not many ingredients, but something about the tender roast beef piled into a freshly baked roll and dipped into flavorful au jus just gets me good.

Since it has been a while, I ended up making some french dip sandwiches for dinner last night…

French Dip Sandwich Ingredients

I didn’t exactly have time after work to make a whole roast beef and au jus from scratch — that’s a weekend ambition — so I made it easy on myself and got the roast beef sliced at the deli and made the au jus sauce with some beef broth.

I decided to put some onion in the au jus for a couple of reasons:

  1. I had almost a full onion left over from a couple days prior that I didn’t want to go to waste
  2. The boyfriend (who doesn’t like onions) was not having any, so I could : )

You can substitute shallots, or forgo the onion concept all together!

Either way, making the au jus is really simple. With a little bit of butter, flour, (the optional onion/shallot), beef broth and some flavorings you are about 10 minutes away from dipping dinner!

French Dip Preparation

I dipped the roast beef slices into the au jus before adding it to the steak rolls because it felt like the right thing to do — it may have been the best decision I made the whole day.

The sandwich alone is a great for lunch, but since I was having this as my dinner I enjoyed it with a side of roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts (french fries probably sound better as a side now that I think of it — french dip & french fries…hmmmm).

Anyway, here’s the recipe for this delicious, juicy, quick and easy french dip sandwich.

Happy dipping!

French Dip Sandwich

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