French Dip Beef Sandwiches with Au Jus


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French Dip Beef Sandwiches with Au Jus

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bun topped with shredded meat and melted cheese on a blue plate with au jus on side

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 12
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee canola oil
    1 (3 pound) boneless bottom round beef roast
    1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
    2 c. water
    1 (1 oz) pkg Hy-Vee au jus sauce mix
    12 Hy-Vee Bakery hoagie buns, toasted
    Hy-Vee shredded Swiss cheese, optional

    Things To Grab

    • Stock pot
    • Baking sheet
    • Broiler


    1. Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Place beef roast in stockpot; brown evenly. Remove roast from stockpot.
    2. Add onions to stockpot; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add water and au jus mix. Return roast to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer on range top or in preheated 325°F oven 2-1/2 to 3-1/4 hours or until roast is fork-tender.
    3. Remove roast; keep cooking liquid warm. Carve roast across the grain into thin slices. Place rolls on metal baking sheet; top evenly with beef. Sprinkle cheese evenly over beef. Place sandwiches under broiler so surface of cheese is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 1 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
    4. Place top of hoagie over cheese; serve with au jus liquid in small bowls for dipping.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Try the Slow Cooker Variation: Omit vegetable oil. Place onions in 3-1/2- to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker. Top with beef roast. Combine water and sauce mix; pour over roast. Cover and cook on HIGH 6 to 7 hours, or on LOW 10 to 11 hours, or until beef is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.) Proceed as directed in steps 3 and 4 above.
      Hy-Vee Test Kitchen

    Nutrition facts


    450 Calories per serving
    1 sandwich

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 11g
    • Cholesterol: 90mg
    • Sodium: 740mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 50g
    • Protein: 39g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 2%
    Vitamin C 2%
    Iron 35%
    Calcium 10%

    Recipe Source:

    Adapted from, Hy-Vee weekly ad from the week of June 6, 2010.