Super Easy and Yummy French Dip Sandwiches!

Super Easy and Yummy French Dip Sandwiches!

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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.

You only need a couple of ingredients before you can devour this delicious sandwich: beef au jus, a soft hoagie roll, roast beef and cheese.
Super Easy French Dip Sandwiches

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.

Et voilà!

A feast!
Beautiful layers of beef.
Going in for a dunk in the delicious au jus.
The bread soaks up the au jus, making for a perfect bite.

Super Easy and Yummy French Dip Sandwiches!

Super Easy and Yummy French Dip Sandwiches!


  • Better Than Bouillon Roasted Beef Base
  • Water
  • Francisco French Rolls
  • Butter
  • Sliced Roast Beef
  • Sliced Baby Swiss


  1. For au jus: Follow instructions on jar, you may need to add more base to your liking.
  2. Toast the roll: Heat butter in a frying pan, open roll to expose inside, place face down in butter and toast until brown.
  3. Heat roast beef in the prepared au jus.
  4. Place heated roast beef on toasted roll, then top with cheese.
  5. Ladle au jus into a small bowl.
  6. Serve warm.
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3 Responses

  1. sanseilife

    I think the toasted bread is the key to a good french dip. Well done. Oishii ne!

    • Z.Y. DOYLE

      We think so too! Thank you!

  2. JoLynn Powers

    could you just come to my house and make these… one of my all time favorites and they look wonderful!

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