French dips are a classic. However, the ingredients used to make it are what can differentiate with this classic sandwich like with these cheddar french dip sandwiches.
Today’s recipe starts with ciabatta rolls. They get brushed with garlic butter followed with a sprinkling of cheddar cheese. Then the rolls get toasted in the oven. Toasted rolls are essential in my book when it come to a french dip. It helps the bread to hold up when dipping it in the au jus.
This makes a great lunch or speedy dinner. Feel free to use leftover roast instead if you have some hanging out in the fridge. Either way these sandwiches are delish!
- 1 pkg of au jus, prepared according to pkg directions and kept warm
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 4 ciabatta rolls
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef
- In a small sauce pan, melt butter and add in the garlic. Cook the garlic in the melted butter for 1 minute.
- Split the ciabatta rolls open and place on a baking sheet. Brush the inside of each half with the garlic butter. Then sprinkle with cheese. Broil for a few minutes until cheese is melted.
- Add the roast beef to the prepared au jus.
- Using tongs, place the beef on the rolls and serve with remaining au jus for dipping. Serves 4.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.