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French Dips with Homemade Au Jus

Make these delicious French Dips with Homemade Au Jus that will blow your mind. Instructions for homemade and pre-sliced deli roast beef.
Categories Dinner, Lunch
Difficulty Easy
Keyword au jus, au jus recipe, french dip recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 712 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 6 hoagie rolls here's my recipe
  • 1-2 lbs cooked roast beef and reserved pan drippings in roasting pan here's my recipe
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock plus more as needed
  • 1 tsp low sodium soy sauce plus more as needed
  • 2-4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6-8 thin slices provolone cheese


  1. Heat oven broiler to high.
  2. Using drippings from roast beef pan, spoon out most of oil, if applicable. Place roasting pan over medium high heat on stove top. Add beef stock and soy sauce to pan and, using a wooden (or non-abrasive) spoon, scrape off browned bits from the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by half, about 8-10 minutes. If sauce is too salty, add more beef broth. If not salty enough, add more soy sauce, as needed, until it reaches desired flavor.
  3. Slice hoagie rolls in half, lengthwise. Spread a thin layer of butter over each half (top and bottom) of roll. Place rolls, butter side up, on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Place bread under the broiler and broil until butter is melted and bread starts to turn golden brown. Careful not to let bread burn. Once golden brown, remove from oven. Take the "tops" off the baking sheet and set aside. Leave the "bottoms" on the baking sheet for later. Keep broiler on.
  4. Slice roast beef into very, very thin slices. Place slices in hot Au Jus on the stove and cook for 1 minute. Using tongs or a fork, carefully remove roast beef slices and layer on each "bottom" half of the sandwich with desired amount. Top each with a slice of provolone cheese and replace under the broiler until cheese is melted, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove from broiler and place the "top" half on each sandwich. Slice each french dip in half and serve alongside a small cup of Au Jus (and a dab of horseradish, if desired) for dipping.

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Nutrition Facts
French Dips with Homemade Au Jus
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 712 Calories from Fat 304
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.8g 52%
Saturated Fat 16.2g 81%
Cholesterol 124.1mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 581g 194%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14%
Sugars 0.8g
Protein 41.7g 83%
Vitamin A 10%
Calcium 24%
Iron 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.