French Dip Sandwiches

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 jigger dry sherry, optional
  • 2 cans beef consomme, found on broth and soups aisle or beef broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds deli sliced roast beef
  • Grill seasoning blend for steak, such as Montreal Steak Seasoning Blend, or, coarse salt and pepper
  • 4 torpedo sandwich rolls, split
Directions
  • In a large, shallow skillet over moderate heat, melt butter. Add shallots to butter and saute 2 minutes. Add flour to butter and shallot and cook a minute longer. Whisk in sherry and cook liquid out. Whisk in consomme in a slow stream. Bring sauce to a bubble and allow to simmer over low heat until ready to serve sandwiches.

  • Pile meat loosely across your cutting board or a large work surface. Season meat with grill seasoning or salt and black pepper. Set out 4 ramekins or small soup cups for dipping sauce, 4 dinner plates and 4 split torpedo rolls. To assemble, using a pair of kitchen tongs, dip meat into loose au jus sauce and pile into rolls. Set ramekins or cups with extra dipping sauce along side the sandwiches.


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Merlot

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Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen