If you've been following my blog you probably know that I usually try to cook and bake from scratch whenever possible. I just prefer the taste of honest, well prepared food.
There ARE days, however, when time is short, or there is a special request for a particular meal when cooking from scratch just isn't an option.
This is one of those meals that can be put together very quickly using grocery store-ready ingredients.
French rolls, very thinly sliced deli-roast beef, instant au jus mix, a little garlic, and some good horseradish and sour cream is all you need to make 1-2-3 French Dip Sandwiches.
(You can also add cheese, or grilled onions but I don't care for those on my French Dip.)
First I blend and allow the au jus mix to simmer with a splash of wine and a teaspoon of butter over low heat while I prepare the buns and assemble the sandwiches.
For the horseradish sauce I mix horseradish with an equal amount of sour cream (a little more horseradish than sour cream if you like a stronger flavor.)
I like toasted buns, so I brush each half with a little olive oil or butter which has been infused with minced garlic. Bake or broil until lightly toasted.
You can heat the roast beef, but I don't bother. The warm bun and piping hot au jus brings it to the perfect temperature.
Such an easy sandwich for lunch or dinner, it's next best to roasting your own beef when you crave a French Dip Sandwich.