French Dip Sandwich Recipe:
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Dip Sandwich History, French Dip Sandwich Recipe
Servings: 8 sandwiches
French Dip Sandwich:
  • 1 (4-pound) beef rib eye, sirloin, or tenderloin roast
  • 1/2 cup black pepper, coarsely-ground
  • 8 French rolls*
Dipping Sauce Ingredients
  • Beef juices from cooking pan
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef stock of beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
French Dip Sandwich Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Place beef roast onto a rack in a shallow baking pan; firmly press pepper onto roast.  Bake, uncovered, 30 to 45 minutes or until a cooking thermometer, in the thickest part of roast, registers 135 degrees F.  Remove from oven and transfer onto a cutting board; let stand 15 minute before carving; slice beef thinly.

  3. Reserve the beef juices and pour into a medium saucepan.  Prepare Dipping Sauce.

  4. For each sandwich:  Cut French rolls in half.  Toast and butter each French roll.  Layer about 1/2 pound of sliced beef on bottom slice of each roll; place remaining tops of rolls on top of the beef.  

  5. Slice sandwiches in half and serve on individual plates with a small bowl (1/4 cup) of hot Dipping Sauce.

  6. Makes 8 sandwiches.


Dipping Sauce Instructions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, add beef juices, beef broth, water, salt, and pepper; bring just to a boil. Turn off the heat, cover saucepan, and let site 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

* Always use a fairly dense bread only.