How to make French Dip Sandwiches
You need a nice, lean roast to have the best french dip. I’m sharing two ways to cook it to perfection. For years I’ve slow cooked it in the oven, but now that we have all the instant pots I’ve been making it in that.
- Sear it on both sides
- Add beef consume, onions and cook!
What roast is best for french dip
A great beef roast for french dip sandwiches is a chuck roast. You want one that is lean with great marbling. Marbling is when you see thin white lines throughout the roast. If you cannot find this (which happens to me quite a lot) feel free to branch out and pick another beef roast that looks better.
Au Jus Gravy Recipe
Au Jus (ah-joo) Gravy recipe isn’t really a recipe at all. It’s the drippings leftover in the pan. Add enough liquid into the pot when you’re cooking your meat so while it cooks it also flavors the gravy. When the meat if fully cooked, remove it from the liquid and strain out any chunks of meet/onions. Add salt or pepper for flavor!
This part of the recipe is my kids very favorite. They love dipping their sandwich’s in this steamy salty savory gravy!
Also- serve these sandwiches with a side of garlic parmesan fries and you will not be sad about it!
This easy French Dip recipe really is a simple dinner that is savory and filling. I promise that you're going to enjoy!
- 1 3-4lb Beef Roast See NOTES
- 2 cans Beef consume
- 1 package of buns
- 1 onion, sliced
- salt for seasoning
- 3-4 tbs oil*
Instant Pot Instructions
In instant pot add oil* to pan in saute mode. Sear beef roast on both sides until dark brown. Add onions on top and beef consume. Cook on high 45 minutes, natural release.
- Oven Instructions
Place your roast in a roasting pan. (do not cover)
- Cook in a preheated oven @425 for 1 hour.
- After one hour turn oven off (or down to 200) pour in 2-3 cans of beef consume and water.
- Let cook in oven for 1.5-2 hours more.
- Take out and let rest for 15 minutes.
- Slice thin!
- On toasted buns, spread mayo and layer Roast beef.
- Add cheese if desired and place under broiler till melted.
- **Use Drippings in pan for Au Ju dipping sauce.
*A great beef roast for french dip sandwiches is a chuck roast. You want one that is lean with great marbling. Marbling is when you see thin white lines throughout the roast. If you cannot find this (which happens to me quite a lot) feel free to branch out and pick another beef roast that looks better.
*If cooking in a pressure cooker you can get any size roast. The pressure cooker will compensate for the size by taking longer or short time to come to pressure and natural releasing.