Dinnertime can be the busiest time of the day for active families. These easy french dip sandwiches take very little time to prepare and will have your family raving about them!
My favorite Easy Homemade French Fries are the perfect compliment to my all time favorite sandwich – the French Dip! Don’t they just look beautiful together?
The French Dips are super easy to make. Now, you could really go crazy and cook the beef yourself and make the Au Jus to go with it and even bake your own bread. But why go to all that trouble when this method is really just as good?
When I feel like I’m in the mood for these sandwiches I head to my local grocery store deli. I choose the rarer of the roast beefs they have and have them slice it for me, but not too thin. I prefer the rarer meat because I’m going to be baking the meat in the oven and I don’t want it to get too tough.
While I’m there I also grab some rolls. I like the bolillo rolls because they are nice and soft and not as dense as french rolls, but either works fine in this case. Slice the rolls in half lengthwise and place bottom halves on a baking sheet. Top with a generous helping of roast beef and place under the broiler of our oven for 5-7 minutes or until meat is nice and hot.
Top the meat with slices of your favorite cheese (I like Provolone for these sandwiches), and add the empty halves of the bread to the baking sheet. Place back under the broiler for a few minutes or until cheese is mostly melted and bread is nice and toasty.
Place the tops back on the sandwiches and serve with a side of Au Jus for dipping. I use the term “Au Jus” loosely since I really just grab a can of Beef Consume or broth and heat it up.
There you have it – easiest french dip sandwiches ever!
- 4 Bolillo Rolls (or similar French style rolls)
- 1 pound rare Deli Roast Beef
- 8 slices deli Provolone cheese
- Beef broth for dipping
- Preheat broiler and place the oven rack at the top level.
- Slice the rolls in half lengthwise and place bottom halves on a baking sheet. Divide meat among the 4 rolls rolls and place under the broiler for 5-7 minutes until meat is nice and hot.
- Meanwhile heat the beef broth either in the microwave or in a small pot on the stove.
- Top the meat with Provolone cheese slices. Place top halves of the rolls on the sheet, soft side up.
- Place the sheet back under the broiler for a few minutes or until cheese is mostly melted and bread is nice and toasty.
- Add the tops to the sandwiches and serve with a side of beef broth for dipping.
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