I always feel like life is supposed to slow down after the holidays, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. This is one of my go-to meals for busy days – it’s on the table ten minutes after I walk into the kitchen. You really can’t beat that!
I recommend about a quarter of a pound of roast beef per adult to make a good, hearty sandwich. And with bubbly cheese and Italian seasoning, it doesn’t feel like you’re eating “just a sandwich” for dinner.
We usually serve these along with a big salad or veggies and dip.
10 Minute French Dip Sandwiches
- 1 can beef broth
- 1 lb. roast beef
- 4 long rolls
- Italian seasoning
- 8 slices provolone cheese
- Add the beef broth to a large skillet over high heat. When the broth starts to steam, reduce heat to medium and add the roast beef and cover. Let warm for about five minutes, until the roast beef is no longer pink.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven broiler. Slice rolls in half and place them on a baking sheet cut side up. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the top side of the buns and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
- When the roast beef is warm, remove it from the broth using a slotted spoon or tongs and divide between the rolls. Lay two slices of cheese over the roast beef on each roll.
- Broil for 2-3 minutes, until bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Serve with extra broth for dipping.
Kate is a home cook living and working in New Jersey. In addition to sharing recipes with Eat at Home readers, she blogs her cooking adventures at Kate’s Recipe Box. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can find her reading or tending to her garden.
These look a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!! On my list for this weekend, if I can wait that long!!
For the roast beef, is this from a roast or deli sliced???
Ditto. Where to buy the roast beef?
Tracy, I think she used deli beef and had them slice it.
Yes, deli sliced roast beef!
Dustina J says
I found a great sliced beef at Trader Joe’s in the meat section. They slice it perfectly and is great for these!
Libby White says
I made this for my husband, 15 year old son and myself last night for supper…it was a HUGE hit with all of us! I doubled the recipe (my kid could eat almost anyone out of house and home! Haha) and instead of using two cans of beef broth, I used one can of beef broth, and one can of French onion soup. THANK YOU
Glad you enjoyed them!
French onion soup! What a great idea. Thank you.
I’m hoping it’s deli beef, that’s what we are going to do tonight!
It is deli sliced roast beef!
Tried this recipe yesterday. Definitely a keeper.
Because of the asthma my children and I have we had to omit the cheese. I added onions that I had sauted until translucent and lightly browned. My kids loved this meal. Thank you for a great recipe and meal.
Jennifer H. says
Dumb question – I know, but does the roast need to be pre-cooked? OR does it get done in that short of time?
Jennifer H. says
OH nevermind! Just saw the other comments!
This is a quick easy tasty dinner..adding any side you like to it..
I made this tonight and my entire family loved it!
I have been doing this for years but I add wine, garlic, and onion powders to the broth. Mmmmmmmm
Try using a can of French onion soup instead of the beef broth. Has a little more flavor.
I’m trying to make up frozen meals for my daughter, do you think the roast beef could be put in freezer bags and thawed the day it was going to be used? I would probably freeze the meat in one bag and the buns in another and then all she has to do is thaw them both and cook the meat in the broth……….what do you think?
Yes, that would work.
Colleen W says
We tried this 10 minute French Dip sandwich as we have always loved the slow cooker version.
This was quite tasty and easy to prepare after a long day at work.
Do you have a list or links to anymore of recipes like this?
Here’s a link to all my 15 minute meals.
We loved these But we used real roast beef and they cooked up just as quickly! To boost the flavour of the Au Jus, we added a package of beef gravy to the broth! It was wonderful! Thanks for the recipe- we are having it tomorrow again and serving it to guests this time!
Tried this last night for supper and it was a hit with everyone. We will definitely be putting this on our quick and easy supper list!
Question about the juice? Do you use extra juice or the juice that the beef cooked in?
You should be able to use the juice just from the slow cooker, but if your family likes extra juice then you could always add a can of beef broth
Kim Spering says
This was an awesome way to use up an eye roast I made earlier in the week. We sliced it on a deli slicer, served it as the recipe, except we put horseradish/sour cream dip on the rolls in place of the mayo (for us grown-ups — kiddos with more sensitive palates had the mayo). Thanks for such a great recipe!
How do you keep the beef from drying out