Thursday, April 22, 2010

French Dip Sandwiches

In our family we usually eat French Dip Sandwiches after we have a roast for dinner so we use our left over roast. However, once or twice I have used store bought deli roast beef - hands down the left over roast wins, but the deli meat works in a pinch. Growing up this was a special treat for my father as he loves them! Now I make it as a special treat for my husband because he loves them as well... It is a great way to use left over roast if you do not want the same meal twice in a row.

If using deli meat, make sure you use it by the sell by date on the package. If you are not going to use it by that date, you can freeze it for up to four months. One tip for easy lunches is to separate the meat into individual servings, top with a slice of cheese and freeze so you can just grab it and some bread to take to work. This also works great for college students because the meat will be thawed by lunchtime and you don't have to worry about refrigerating it.

French Dip Sandwiches

In a saucepan or skillet, cook 1 large onion either sliced or cut into segments in 1 tbsp butter (or olive oil.)
Add 2 cups beef broth or stock, 1/4 tsp dried crushed oregano, thyme and marjoram, 1/8 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 tsp garlic powder.Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Add cooked beef - either left over sliced roast or deli roast beef (about 1 lb). Simmer for 8 more minutes.
Place onions and beef on four toasted hoagie rolls. If desired top beef with cheese. Divide remaining sauce into 4 serving dishes. Serve sandwiches with dipping sauce.


1 comment:

  1. Ohhhh I LOVE French Dip Sandwiches. Nom nom nom!!


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