French dip might quite possibly be the best sandwich ever! Crusty bread with tender meat and melted cheese and then dipping each bite in that yummy Au Jus. It is a very hearty meal and so delicious.
Making it at home is super simple and you get all the yummy juices from roasting it in your oven. I like to use the eye of round roast but it can be a little bit more on the pricey side, but it is so worth it. Slice the meat really thin and layer them on you roll with some provolone cheese and dip each bite into the yummy au jus …ohhh it is just to die for!
- 4 Hoagie rolls
- 3 tablespoons butter softened
- 2-3 lbs sliced cooked roast beef
- 2 cans beef consomme
- 8 slices Provolone cheese
- Roast Beef
- 3-3½ lb (sirloin roast or eye of round roast)
- ½ cup water
- Kosher salt
- Ground pepper
- garlic powder
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- For the roast beef
- Bring meat to room temperature about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
- Rub 1 tablespoon olive oil over roast and sprinkle salt and pepper and garlic powder generously all over. Heat a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Sear each side of the meat for 1-2 minutes then Place in roasting pan. Pour the water in the bottom of the roasting pan. Bake for 75-90 minutes (or until internal temperature reaches 125 degrees for rare 135 degrees for medium rare)
- Remove roast and let rest 20-30 minutes, while it is resting the roast will continue to cook and rise another 5 degrees
- Pour the beef consomme in the pan and heat on low and whisk all the yummy goodness together. Serve on the side.
- Slice against the grain in very thin slices. The colder the roast is the easier it is to slice it.
- For the sandwich
- Preheat skillet to medium heat. Spread butter over rolls and lay them butter side down in the skillet. Toast for 2-3 minutes or until golden and slightly crispy.
- Arrange sliced meat on roll and top with 2 slices of provolone cheese, place under broiler for 1-2 minutes watch carefully so it doesn't burn.
- Serve with a side of Au Jus
- Note** You can just use a good quality roast beef from the deli if you don't want to make your own