I’m not a huge sandwich person. I really didn’t grow up eating them so they just aren’t my thing. The exception is a French Dip Sandwich. To say I love them is an understatement. There is just something about it that I can’t get enough of.
Whenever I see them on a restaurant menu, I have a hard time resisting the urge to order it. My husband just laughs and teases me that I refuse to branch out. What can I say, it’s one of my comfort foods!
I’ve made them at home with a roast, but it was never the same as the sliced beef you got when ordering out. It didn’t dawn on me until recently that I could use deli roast beef lunch meat as the real deal. I’ve figured out the easiest and most delicious at home French Dip and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!
French Dip Sandwiches
2 lbs thinly sliced roast beef deli lunch meat
1 packet au jus
1 packet beefy onion soup mix
2 cups water
12 slices of provolone cheese
4 sub style rolls or hoagie buns
1. Combine au jus and beefy onion mix with water in a small crock pot and stir.
2. Add in sliced beef and cover.
3. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until au jus and beef is heated completely through.
4. Open up sub rolls and spread each side with a little butter.
5. Place on a baking sheet and broil for 4-5 minutes, watching carefully to not burn them. You could also use a toaster oven or a saute pan.
6. Immediately place cheese on one side of each of the rolls.
7. Pile beef on top of the cheese and place the top on.
8. Pour about 1/2 cup au jus into small bowls or ramekins and serve hot with sandwiches.