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Last week we had our family over for dinner, so I wanted to make something that was easy but didn’t taste like it was easy. 🙂 I decided to make these easy, yummy french dip sandwiches because all of our kids love them and they don’t take much time or effort.

A close up of a hand holding a roast beef dip sandwich.

I grabbed what I needed and then headed home to make this oh-so-yummy recipe!


Rolls sitting on a white plate with a pack of cheese and broth  in a can.

Rolls in their bag with a stick of butter beside them.


  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Roast Beef from Harris Teeter’s Deli (I buy 2 pounds- we are a family of six)
  • Hoagie Rolls
  • Beef Broth
  • Flour
  • Garlic (I buy the kind in the jar that’s already minced)
  • Worcestershire sauce


  • Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter over low-medium heat
  • Cut up an entire yellow onion into slices
  • Add Garlic (about 2 teaspoons of the minced garlic from the jar)
  • Add onion to the skillet
  • Cook until onions are transparent (or at least close)
  • Remove onions from skillet (I don’t wash the skillet yet because you will be adding more butter anyway and the taste of the onions/garlic makes the next part work better)A bowl of sliced onions.
  • Add another Tablespoon of butter and melt
  • Add 2 Tablespoons flour and stir (it will make a paste in the skillet)
  • Add 2 cans of beef broth
  • Add 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Cook for 10 minutes, stirring every minute or so (I use a whisk)
  • Add roast beef (separate each slice & add it – I add about 1 pound at a time) and cook for 5 minutes (you might need to flip some so you cook both sides)

While it’s cooking, you can get your bread ready. I just butter it and cook it at 350 for about 6 minutes, until it’s toasted.

A sandwich roll cut open in half.

Cut provolone cheese in half and lay it on one side of the bread and melt for about 1 minute in the oven (I buy this “very thin” cheese from Harris Teeter. Their private-label brand products are as good as, or even better than the leading brand and the ‘very thin’ cheese melts quicker and the kids like it better.)

A bag of Provolone cheese.

A close up of a sandwich roll with provolone cheese on it.

When the meat is heated, add a few slices to each bun.

Top with onions and a little pepper.

A close up of a roast beef dip sandwich with onions on it.

I like to serve it with a bowl of the gravy mixture:

A hot roast beef sandwich in someones hand with a bowl of dipping gravy on the table.

Everyone in our family LOVES this… It’s so good (seriously!)

A close up of a hand holding a roast beef dip sandwich.

Have fun making it – it’s quick, simple and SO good!

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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