My all time favorite Easy French Dip Recipe - delicious tender french dip with the most delicious au jus for a hearty classic French dip sandwich everyone loves!
French Dip sandwiches are one of the most rich, delicious sandwiches ever.
Crunchy, salty, chewy, juicy - there is nothing better than a meaty sandwich on toasted bread with a rich and flavorful Au Jus sauce to dip it in!
French dip sandwiches are a hearty meal the whole family will love - and when you taste my take, that includes roasted ribeye steaks (for another amazing oven roasted ribeye steaks recipe, be sure to check out my Oven Baked Ribeye Steak Dinner) and creamy melted provolone cheese.
I hope you love this French Dip recipe as much as my family does!
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Easy French Dip Sandwiches
First off, if you've never had a French Dip, you might be wondering what is a French Dip sandwich?
A French Dip sandwich involves roast beef, french bread, and Au Jus (which is basically a lovely sauce made from you'r beef's drippings) - but in this recipe, I'm using ribeye steaks for melt-in-your-mouth delicious flavor you won't be able to get enough of!
Are French Dip Sandwiches French?
If you're wondering if French dips are actually French - they most definitely aren't, as both Philippe The Original and Cole’s, in Los Angeles, say that they are the home of the popular sandwich.
While French dip sandwiches are traditionally served on French bread, and the au jus is similar to a French beef consomme.
Can you Eat French Dip Pregnant?
My French dip recipe uses roasted ribeye steaks and homemade Au Jus cooked on the stove- and can easily be cooked to medium to prevent any contamination concerns for pregnant women.
What Beef For French Dip
While French Dip sandwiches are normally made with roast beef, I'm upping the flavor by using hot roasted ribeye steaks right from the oven.
While ribeyes add a bit more to the price of this meal - the flavor will absolutely blow you away... and you'll be shocked how easy these sandwiches are to make!
I have used beef roast, chuck roast, roast beef, and ribeye steaks in French dip sandwich recipes - but the ribeye steaks are my favorite, hands down.
What Is French Dip Au Jus
French dip au jus is the "dip" part of a French dip sandwich - a meaty, salty, savory thin gravy with ton of flavor that is amazing to dip sandwiches into.
Easy au jus recipes often use soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, white or brown sugar, garlic, beets, carrots, onions, as well as other ingredients, making it rich and delicious - perfect to dip a crust bread into.
Easy French Dip Au Jus
French dip au jus is crucial for a great sandwich - but thankfully, it is really easy to make.
This au jus is full of flavor and comes together while your steaks are cooling, so you don't have to worry about timing.
To Make Easy French Dip Au Jus, You'll Need:
1/4 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. minced fresh thyme
1 1/2 c. low-sodium beef broth
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
How To Make Easy French Dip Au Jus:
Add drippings from steaks into medium sized saucepan.
Add onion and cook until wilting and soft, about 3-5 minutes.
Add garlic and thyme and cook until garlic is soft and fragrant, about another 1-3 minutes.
Add beef broth and Worcestershire sauce and bring temperature to a simmer.
Cook au jus until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes.
What Bread For French Dip
French bread is traditionally used for French Dip recipes... but in truth, you can toast and use other sorts of breads, too!
I sometimes like to use hoagies - but make sure you really toast your hoagie roll or softer bread roll, since it can soften and fall apart before eating it if the bread is too soft.
What To Serve With French Dip Sandwiches
The Best Easy French Dip Recipe
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The Best Easy French Dip Recipe – delicious tender french dip with the most delicious au jus for a hearty classic French dip sandwich everyone loves!
- 3 boneless ribeye steaks (about 3 pounds)
- 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. kosher salt
- 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 2 1/2 tsp Italian spices
- FOR JUS
- 1/4 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. minced fresh thyme
- 1 1/2 c. low-sodium beef broth
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- FOR SERVING
- 6 hoagie rolls
- 12 slices provolone
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slather beef with olive oil.
- In a bowl, mix salt, pepper, and Italian spices.
- Rub herbs, salt, and pepper all over ribeyes.
- Roast ribeye steaks for 20 minutes - or until a meat thermometer registers 125 degrees Fahrenheit by a thermometer.
- Let steaks rest, set aside. Do not tent with foil.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
- Make au jus sauce: add drippings from steaks into medium sized saucepan.
- Add onion and cook until wilting and soft, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add garlic and thyme and cook until garlic is soft and fragrant, about another 1-3 minutes.
- Add beef broth and Worcestershire sauce and bring temperature to a simmer.
- Cook au jus until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes.
- When aus jus is made, slice beef very thinly.
- Add beef and slices of provolone to french bread or hoagie rolls.
- Bake 6-8 minuted or until cheese is melted.
- Remove from oven and serve.
- Serve with jus on the side for dipping.
- Optional: serve with spicy peppers, horseradish, or other garnishes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 639Total Fat 43gSaturated Fat 22gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 121mgSodium 3049mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 44g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.