Who doesn’t love French dips?! Delicious roast beef dipped in a warm, rich au jus. They’re incredible when homemade, and surprisingly, not too difficult to make! You can make these with some roast beef from a local deli, but I recommend going all the way and making a spicy Dan-O’s roast beef yourself.
For the beef, I used an eye of round roast. You can use a sirloin roast if you’d like to take it a step further, or even a rib roast if you want to go all out. The eye of round is a rather tough cut of meat, so you have to take care when making it so it’s not super tough. And you need to slice it as thin as you can so you don’t get as much of that toughness! So get a good carving knife and watch some videos if you’re not good at cutting thin (I’m not).
The roast uses a few cooking techniques, with a little searing, basting, and roasting. The au jus is made with the pan drippings left after roasting and a few other ingredients. The beef slices go back into the warm (but not hot) au jus just before going on the sandwich, then you serve a side of the au jus to dip your sammy in. Tons of flavor!
For the sandwiches, I try to get some nice mini french loaves from the bakery. Cut them in half, throw them in the broiler for a few minutes, and then add your cheese on top to melt. From there, add on your roast beef, and pour your side of au jus, and you’re ready to go!
Serve Spicy Dan-O’s French Dips W Homemade Roast Beef with fries. Enjoy!