French Dip

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, September 20, 2010

Usually lunches around The Bird House consist of leftovers from last night’s dinner or something super-easy like mac and cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  It’s hard for me to consistently spend more than say, 7 minutes, at that time of day away from the little ones.  But every once in awhile I’ll shake things up a bit and actually make something.  Something good enough to share with you.  And this is one of those things.

I’ve been making French Dip for years, and it’s definitely one of The Phoenix’s favorite lunches.  He’ll request it often and I’ll oblige.  This is one of those meals that’s still easy to put together, no brain surgery here, but definitely has many flavor advantages over boxed mac or any of our other “usual’s”.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

French Dip

recipe from my old boss, Sir Roger Winkles
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 1 minutes.
  • Ready in 16 Minutes.
  • roast beef from the deli section, i like mine shredded
  • swiss cheese slices
  • hoagie rolls
  • butter
  • au jus mix packet
  • Prepare au jus according to package directions.
  • Preheat oven broiler.
  • Slice the hoagie rolls in half lengthwise. Butter the insides of the rolls and place, buttered side up, on a cookie sheet. Toast in the oven, but remember to watch closely so they will not burn!
  • Lay out a couple slices of roast beef in the rough shape of your hoagie rolls on a microwave-safe plate. Cut two slices of cheese in half and lay all 4 pieces across the roast beef. Lay 1 additional slice of roast beef on top of the cheese. (You will need to repeat this for the number of sandwiches you want.) Microwave until the cheese is melted, approximately 60 seconds.
  • Using a spatula, transfer the meat to your toasted hoagie rolls. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve alongside a little cup of au jus for dipping. And as Roger used to say, serve with a smile. Enjoy!

One Response to “French Dip”

  1. Jenn says:

    our family love loved loved these!!

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