This post was last updated on January 16, 2015 to include new images and a recipe video.
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The first time Dustin and I sat down for dinner with these french dips with homemade au jus, we knew they were something special.
I used my Hoagie Roll and Roast Beef recipes for the sandwich and made a homemade au jus from the roast beef pan drippings.
To add a special touch to the French Dips, I add a little butter to the sliced hoagie rolls and toast them under the broiler until golden brown. This gives the french dip a little crispiness and extra tasty, buttery flavor. Hard to go wrong there, if you ask me.
I know some people like to dunk the bottom of the hoagie roll into the Au Jus before serving, but I really hate mushy bread so I wait to dunk them until after plating and in a small cup of au jus as needed.
This recipe definitely makes the list for my diner. Some day.
If you don’t want to make your own roast beef, you can buy pre-sliced deli meat at your grocery store. The au jus won’t have quite as much flavor because there will be no pan drippings, but it will still be flavorful because you’ll briefly cook the roast beef in it prior to topping the sandwich. Dustin and I used to make our sandwiches like this all the time before I learned how to make a tasty homemade roast beef.
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