There is a big bowl game this Sunday. It’s got me thinking about what to have to eat. I will be having a small party with my husband, my daughter, me, my boys and their spouses. These quick french dip sandwiches are a great option.
They come together really quickly. I love that these can be ready to eat in about 10 minutes! And it even includes an au jus for dipping. No need cook a separate packet.
I used Swiss cheese on these sandwiches, but feel free to use what kind you like, Provolone, havarti, mozzarella, or Monterey jack would also be delicious.
I think toaasting the bread is key to any French dip sandwich. The bread needs some more structure to it so it deosn’t become completely oggy when you dip it in the au jus.
Thinly sliced roast beef from the deli is what makes it possible to put these quick French dip sandwiches together so fast. I personally like to use the roast beef from the deli meat multi pack from Costco.
We do use a shallot here too. If you haven’t used a shallot before. It’s in the produce section by the garlic. It’s kind of like a cross between garlic and an onion.
Quick French Dip Sandwiches
Real Mom Kitchen
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 chopped shallot
- 1 Tbsp flour
- 1 10 oz can beef consommé (2 cans if you like a lot of dipping sauce)
- 1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
- 1 lb delic sliced roast beef
- 4 french rolls
- 4 slices Swiss cheese thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a large skillet, add olive oil and heat for 1 minute. Add shallots and sauté for 2 minutes. Add flour and sauté 1 more minute.
- Slowly whisk in beef consommé. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer. Add steak seasoning and mix until combined. Separate roast beef and place in the au jus sauce until warm.
- While the meat heats, top the botto half of each roll with a slice of cheese. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
- Using tongs, place an equal portion of beef on each section of baguette or rolls. Serve with a small bowl of au jus for dipping. Makes 4 servings.
Recipe adapted from I Heart Naptime.