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30 Minute French Dip with Au Jus Sandwiches

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches 1x


These 30 Minute French Dip with Au Jus Sandwiches are incredibly delicious, savory, fast and easy thanks to a few store bought ingredients and your oven broiler. These roast beef sandwiches make a great main course for a family weeknight dinner or weekend entertaining.


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 beef bullion cubes
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 package of Lipton dry onion soup mix (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 French rolls (usually one bag)
  • 2 (7-oz) packages of shaved roast beef (or 14 ounces from the deli counter)
  • 6 slices of Provolone cheese


  1. Place the water, bullion cubes, soy sauce and dry onion soup mix in a saucepan and set over high heat. Set an oven rack to the highest position and turn the broiler on low. When the au jus broth comes to a boil, turn the heat down to medium high and boil uncovered for 10 minutes.
  2. While the au jus is boiling, place french rolls on a rimmed baking sheet and lightly spread butter on both the inside halves, leaving the sandwich rolls open. Place under the broiler to lightly toast for just a minute or two, rotating and moving the pan to help the bread toast evenly. Remove from under the broiler and set aside.
  3. When the au jus has boiled for 10 minutes, turn the heat down to low. Place all the sliced roast beef into the saucepan and let it warm in the broth for a minute. Hold a few slices of beef above the pot with tongs for a few seconds to let excess au jus drip back into the saucepan, then place roast beef onto one side of each toasted sandwich. Repeat with remaining sandwiches until all the beef is used. 
  4. Divide each slice of provolone cheese in half and place two halves over the beef on each sandwich. Place sandwiches under the broiler again, rotating and moving the baking sheet to melt the cheese evenly for each sandwich. When cheese is melted and gooey, remove sandwiches from oven and close the top bun over the cheese. Pour au jus into individual containers (about 1/4 cup each) and serve with sandwiches.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 406
  • Sodium: 984 mg
  • Fat: 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 32.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 99 mg