I’ve made many a homemade beef dip. Mostly from scratch. I’ve thrown it in the slow cooker, cooked it on the stove top, but nothing ever turned out quite right. My hubs is a huge fan of beef dip so, even though I failed, I had to keep trying. Wouldn’t you know, the simplest and easiest of recipes turned out to be just right. And, I won’t complain about that. :)
I figured this time around I’d leave the cooking of the beef to the experts and make it more of an assembly process. First you top crisp and airy ciabatta rolls with garlic, butter and cheddar cheese, broil till bubbly and then pile on the beef. Serve them alongside a spiced up beef broth and dinner is served. Easy peasy and crave-worthy delicious.
Quick French Dip Sandwiches
These make very hearty sandwiches. For smaller appetites you could easily stretch the meat to 5 or 6 sandwiches. Use your discretion according to your family’s appetites and the size of the rolls.
- 1/4 cup salted butter
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 ciabatta rolls, split
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 can (14.5 oz) beef broth
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef
Melt butter in a small skillet, over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds, until softened. Place rolls on a baking sheet and brush or drizzle with garlic butter. Top with shredded cheese. Place under broiler and let bake until cheese is bubbly.
Place broth, salt, pepper and thyme in a medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower heat and toss in roast beef. Once beef is warm remove from heat.
To serve: Remove beef from broth, place on prepared rolls. Pour broth into ramekins or bowls, to dip sandwiches.
Adapted from Taste of Home.