You guys know I love a fast, weeknight dinners that taste amazing. As the weather turns colder I’ve been craving anything that feels extra warm and comforting too. A few weeks ago we made these incredible French Dip Sandwiches that really checked off all these things for me.
This dinner was so fast that you could certainly make it on a weeknight after work and school and not only feel satisfied, but feel like you fed your family well. You only need 15- 20 minutes to make this happen and you can pair it with some simple potato wedges or steamed veggies to make this meal feel complete.
If your kids are five an up this is a recipe they will certainly enjoy. Teenagers will devour it. Check it out below and let me know what you think!
- 1 lb. deli roast beef, thinly sliced
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- 32 oz. beef broth
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 5 Tbsp. flour
- 1 Tbsp. of garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire
- 1 – 2 Tbsp. of soy sauce (to taste)
- 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
- 4 rolls or large loaf of French bread.
- 8 slices of provolone cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Melt butter in a large, deep skillet. Add your garlic and onions and saute until they are a caramel color. Salt and pepper to taste.
2. Remove the onions from the pan and set them aside in a warm place.
3. Add your flour, beef broth to the pan and stir with a bamboo spoon, scraping any bits from the pan as you go.
4. Add Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil.
5. Once it is boiling, reduce heat and add beef to the pan. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until the beef is warm.
6. While beef is cooking, split your rolls and add them to a foil-lined baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and toast. I used the broiler for our’s, but you can just put them in the oven. Just watch to make sure you don’t burn them.
7. Once the beef is heated through, add soy sauce and stir thoroughly. Simmer on low for another minute or two.
8. Prep your sandwiches with the bottom half of your bread, a pile of beef, a slice or two of cheese and your onions. Slice your sandwich in half for easier eating.
Put the sauce in a condiment cups perfect for dipping and enjoy!
If you want to cook up the potato wedge fries pictured, find them here.