french dip

This French Dip Recipe Will Make You Wonder Why You Don’t Eat These Daily… It’s THAT Good!

French dips were one of my favorite sandwiches as a kid. I haven’t had one in at least ten years. I wonder why that is. It could be that I’m not a huge sandwich eater anymore. If I’m eating out, I’m usually getting something far more decadent, or I’m eating at a Thai or Japanese restaurant. We eat a lot of Thai and sushi. I think I need to get back into things like patty melts and French dips. They’re so good. They’re comforting too especially when there’s a big ol’ pile of fries next to it.

This recipe claims to be the best ever recipe for a French dip. You know what I need you all to do. Try it! Let us know! Is it the best you’ve ever had? If so, why? If not, why not? Let us know. We love hearing about cooking successes and… less successful cooking ventures. This recipe does look spot on. Give it a shot. I think you’ll love it!

Thanks to Malia at Aspiring Small Town Girl for this fantastic recipe!


  • 1 lb fresh cut roast beef deli cuts
  • 1 bakery fresh baguette
  • Johnny’s Au jus liquid
  • Sliced swiss or provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1-2 tbsp horseradish
  • Garlic olive oil (dice 3 garlic cloves and add to 1/3 cup of olive oil)
  • Garlic salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Prepare au jus according to package directions.
  3. Slice the baguette into thirds and then cut each piece sandwich style.
  4. Brush the bread with the garlic olive oil.
  5. Cook the bread open faced in the oven for 5 minutes. This will lightly brown the bread and give that great crunch.
  6. Combine mayo and horseradish and spread over bread on both sides.
  7. Layer lots of roast beef on the bottom piece of bread. Thick bread needs a thick layer of meat!
  8. Lightly brush the meat with garlic olive oil.
  9. Layer cheese on the top side of bread and sprinkle a little garlic salt over the cheese.
  10. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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