French Dip sandwiches are always one of our top choices when we go to a cafe. They seem quite fancy, but they are easy to make for fine dining at home, especially if you make a brief stop at the deli.
For the Au Jus
Beef au jus seems like a really fancy ingredient but today, it is very easy to come by without slaving over the stove. You can buy dry packet mixes to make the au jus, but recently we discovered this jar of amazingness: Better Than Bouillon Roasted Beef Base.
Even though it is labelled as reduced sodium, we found it to be perfectly salty, and very meaty tasting. The preparation is also very simple, scoop a heaping tablespoon of the base into 2 cups of boiling water, stir and it’s done.
Toast the Roll
The perfect roll for a French Dip is soft and easy to bite. These Francisco French sandwich rolls are perfect!
Heat some butter in a frying pan to toast the inside of the roll.
The end result is a beautifully toasted golden roll.
Like Arby’s, We Have the Meats
We love Costco and we just recently discovered they have sliced deli meat that is both inexpensive and tasty. This roast beef is very yummy.
To heat the beef, let it take a quick dip in the au jus made in the first step.
Then put it directly onto the toasted bread.
And Now, Some Cheese
Some people don’t put cheese on their French Dip sandwiches, but we are cheese lovers so we can’t resist. We went with this velvety baby swiss.
Put the cheese onto the heated beef and let it melt.
The last step is to ladle some of the au jus into a bowl.