One of my favorite sandwiches when we go out to eat is the French Dip, basically a thinly shaved roast beef sandwich with melted Swiss cheese, grilled onions on a French roll (baguette) and served with a rich dipping sauce. The old Sloan’s Restaurant made the best ever and Timberwood Grill now makes a very good French Dip. I was thinking about going to Timberwood and ordering just such a sandwich then decided to make it at home. Why not? It’s easy.
The secret is the dipping sauce, and that’s really easy. I added one pack of Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix to a can of beef broth, heated it in a small saucepan and – voila – Dipping Sauce.
Now for the “Sammy.” Old Neighborhood offers a 14-oz. package of fresh beef steak, no fillers, shaved thinly and ready to go. It’s about $6 or so, often on sale. Take a pack of that, separate the thin slices , pour the dipping sauce on top and heat thoroughly. In another pan,sauté some onion slices. Put the meat, onions and a slice of Swiss cheese in the roll, toast it in the oven for a few minutes and you have yourself a delicious homemade French Dip Sandwich. Pour au jusin a small bowl for dipping and enjoy.
French Dip Sandwiches
1 14 oz, pkg, Old Neighborhood Shaved Steak
1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 can beef broth
Swiss cheese slices
1 Vidalia onion sliced thinly
French Rolls for bread