The French Dip. I think that it is, quite possibly, the best sandwich ever. Crusty bread, thinly sliced beef, melted cheese, beefy broth. It’s a meal I’ll turn to often when I want to pull something together quickly. If I have leftover roast beef, that’s great. Or, a good quality roast beef from the deli counter is another feasible option. It’s instances like this in which I wish I had a deli slicer at home. I’ve seen them for around $100, but I don’t know – they seem…cheap. I use a good slicing knife, but it’s hard to get super thin slices. I’ll  get a few good ones, but then my wrists start to get tired and the slices get thicker. No matter, still delicious. A great way to use up your leftover roast beef from Christmas dinner.

I like to use Campbell’s canned beef broth for my dipping jus. If I have any pan drippings left over from the beef, I’ll add them to the broth as well. Also, while I’m generally not a fan of seasoning packets – McCormick does make a really good beef jus mix. I’ve used that in a pinch as well.  Serve alongside some crispy oven fries (that are also delicious dipped in au jus – just sayin’), this is a delicious, easy to put together meal.


  1. Posted December 27, 2011 at 1:36 PM | Permalink

    Such tasty sandwiches! They’d probably be really good Christmas leftover remakes if you’re a prime rib family.

    Anything that you dip is fine by me!

  2. Posted December 27, 2011 at 4:00 PM | Permalink

    I was getting ready to do my post from last night’s dinner, French Dip sandwiches, and I looked at my sidebar to see what other people where posting and I saw yours! Tonight we are having Deviled Bones and I will make some Barley Soup for the freezer. Your sandwiches look great! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. Erin
    Posted December 27, 2011 at 4:18 PM | Permalink

    These are one of my favorites! They look great!

  4. Posted December 27, 2011 at 11:38 PM | Permalink

    French Dip sandwiches are one of my favorites too. Just looking at the picture of the sandwich makes me hungry!

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