The Best Easy French Dip Recipe (2024)

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By Courtney ODell

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Apr 06, 2020, Updated Mar 23, 2024

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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!

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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
  • What Beef For French Dip
  • What Is French Dip Au Jus
  • Easy French Dip Au Jus
    • To Make Easy French Dip Au Jus, You’ll Need:
    • How To Make Easy French Dip Au Jus:
  • What Bread For French Dip
  • What To Serve With French Dip Sandwiches
  • Recipe FAQs
  • The Best Easy French Dip Recipe

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.

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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 jusrecipes often use soysauce, Worcestershiresauce, 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.

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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

From baked french fries, to greek salads, to zucchini wedges, I’m sharing some of my favorite recipes to serve alongside French Dip sandwiches:

  • Bacon Wrapped Cheddar and Garlic Jalapeno Poppers
  • Easy Instant Pot Vegetable Soup Recipe
  • The Best Easy Air Fryer French Fries Recipe
  • Loaded Nacho Fries
  • Hot Totchos (Hot Dog Tater Tot Nachos)
  • The Best Ever Bean Bake Recipe
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Recipe FAQs

How long does French Dip keep?

This recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days in an airtight container.

Can you eat french dip pregnant?

This is a weird question, but I get it often – some french dip recipes involve cold, thinly sliced meat that is often cooked to medium rare (which can be a listeria risk).
In this recipe, we’re using fully cooked beef that is served hot – making it completely safe to eat if you’re expecting.

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The Best Easy French Dip Recipe

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!

Cuisine American

Keyword aus jus, beef sandwich, french dip recipe, sandwich, steak sandwich

Prep Time 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time 40 minutes minutes

Total Time 45 minutes minutes

Servings 6

Calories 639kcal

Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 3 boneless ribeye steaks about 3 pounds
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ½ tsp Italian spices
  • FOR JUS
  • ¼ yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh thyme
  • 1 ½ c. low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • FOR SERVING
  • 6 hoagie rolls
  • 12 slices provolone

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 639kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 3049mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

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