We are always on the hunt for great new recipes that make dinner time easy for our busy family. Dinner time is one of the most important times you can spend with your family. But it is not always easy to make the time for it on those busy weeknights! When my sister shared with us this French Dip Sliders Recipe at a recent family get together, I knew we had another easy dinner recipe to add to our rotation.
This recipe was originally found over at Chelsea’s Messy Apron. We made a few very slight alterations to fit our family. The kids all LOVED this and that is sometimes difficult in a large family with different eating preferences.
The recipe also takes just a few minutes to prepare, so it takes about 30 minutes before dinner is ready to serve and on busy weeknights, fast prep meals can be a lifesaver. This is so easy to make, you can have the kids make it for you while you take care of other responsibilities!
French Dip Sliders
2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
1 pound deli roast beef
12 slices provolone cheese
1 1/2 cups French fried onions
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 packet Au Jus seasoning mix separated
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Do not separate the rolls into individual rolls. Take the entire block of 12 rolls and slice through the rolls creating a top section and a bottom section.
- Place the bottom half of the rolls in the baking dish.
- Top with 6 slices of the provolone cheese, roast beef, french fried onions, remaining 6 slices of cheese, and the other half of the rolls, in that order.
- In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave.
- Mix in 1 tablespoon of the au jus seasoning mix, Worcestershire sauce, sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, onion powder, and whisk until well combined.
- Top the rolls evenly with this mixture. Top until well coated. You may have some leftover that you can set aside and use to dip the sandwiches in while eating if you want.
- Bake uncovered for 12- 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the tops of the rolls are golden brown.
- Remove and cut the sliders into 12 separate slider sandwiches and serve immediately.
- While the sliders are baking, take the remaining au jus mixture and place in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 cups cold water and whisk. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer to allow it to slightly thicken.
- Serve with the sandwiches.
*Slightly adapted from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
We use the rest of the Au Jus Dipping Sauce packet, we whip up some French Dip Sandwich Dipping Sauce that the kids can use to dip their French Dip Sandwiches in. I personally and not a big fan of the dipping sauce, but I have a couple of kids who are big dunkers, and they are happy to take my portion.
Go ahead and give them a try! I think you will like them too. Feel free to swap out the meat or the cheese if you prefer a different one.
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