Quick, easy, and deliciously tender and juicy, my family and I cannot get enough of this French dip sandwiches recipe (with a surprising twist)!
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
2loavesItalian bread with a thick crust
1stickbutter, at room tempor 1/2 cup
1packetAu Jus gravy mix
1tspherb and garlic powderYou can also use a little garlic powder and your favorite dried herb
1lbdeli roast beef
1packetsliced provolone cheese
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, place the butter, 1 tablespoon of Au Jus mix, garlic and herb mix, Worcestershire sauce, and onion powder. Stir until well combined.
1 stick butter, at room temp, 1 packet Au Jus gravy mix, 1 tsp herb and garlic powder, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, ¾ tsp onion powder
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set a loaf of bread in the center and cut it into 3/4-inch slices nearly all the way down the length of the loaf. But don't cut all the way through to the bottom, just close. Using a small spatula or butter knife, divide about 1/4 of your butter mixture evenly between each cut of the bread.
2 loaves Italian bread with a thick crust
Place a folded piece of roast beef and 1/2 a piece of provolone cheese between every other cut of the bread. Make sure you don't stuff every space so you can make pull-apart sandwiches.
1 lb deli roast beef, 1 packet sliced provolone cheese
Spread another ¼ of the butter mixture onto the top of the bread and fold up the aluminum foil to enclose it completely. Repeat with the other loaf of bread.
Once both loaves are securely wrapped, place them in the oven on a baking sheet for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is thoroughly melted thoroughly and the crust is crispy.
While the sandwiches are in the oven, combine the rest of the Au Jus gravy mix with 2 cups of water or beef stock in a small saucepan and stir. Bring to a boil, stirring often, and then bring it down to a simmer to thicken a bit until the bread is done.
Serve your herb French dip sandwiches with a bit of the Au Jus gravy for dipping and enjoy this hearty and flavorful supper!