Weeknight French Dips

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The other day I got a text from my middle son saying he was craving a French Dip with mushrooms and could I make them for dinner. And I said well I was planning to make tacos, but that does sound good. So then when I picked up my younger son from school I asked him if he wanted tacos or French Dips. So ya – we had Weeknight French Dips that night!

Weeknight French Dips

My grocery deli carries some really great roast beef – it’s by Dietz & Watson. It’s a London broil cooked so well and thin sliced, so good. If you are ambitious, you can make your own roast beef slices (but that probably wouldn’t go for a weeknight meal). If you don’t have a decent deli, you can usually find some roast beef with the other lunch meats by the cheeses. I opted for provolone cheese, but this would also be good with a swiss or mozzarella cheese.

Weeknight French Dips

Not everyone likes mushrooms on their French dips – which is why I make them the way that I do. By making the mushrooms separate from the meat, my two kids that don’t care for mushrooms don’t have to eat them. Instead I just add the slices of cheese right after I put the meat on the rolls so that it gets melty.

Weeknight French Dips

We went full diner on this one and I just served it up with some steak fries. But it would also be really good with a potato or pasta salad. Or even a little homemade mac & cheese.

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Weeknight French Dips

With a little help from the deli, you can make delish diner-style French dips!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword au jus, Garlic, mushrooms, provolone, roast beef, rolls
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • lb Roast Beef deli sliced
  • 2 qt Beef Broth
  • 5 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ¼ cup Dried Minced Onions
  • 2 cups Baby Bella Mushrooms chopped
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 12 slices Provolone
  • 6 Crusty Rolls split
  • 1 tbsp Parsley

Instructions

  • In a large stock pot over medium heat, add beef broth, dried onion, fresh garlic and roast beef.
  • In a large saute pan over medium heat, add butter and garlic powder. Once melted add mushrooms. Stir and cook down until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Ladle portion of broth into a dipping cup for each plate. (It will be very hot, so do this before making the sandwiches so it cools some).
  • Add 4-5 slices of roast beef to each of the rolls.
  • Push all of the mushrooms to one side of the pan. Then pull one portion to the other side and line it out at the length of your rolls. Place 2 pieces of provolone on top and let it melt down. Sprinkle with parsley then transfer cheese and mushrooms to roast beef. Slice sandwich in half and serve with dipping bowl of jus.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

5 thoughts on “Weeknight French Dips

  1. YUM! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 62. Pinned and/or shared!

  2. This look so good! And easy – my kind of recipe. Thanks for sharing at the Lazy Gastronome’s What’s for Dinner party. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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