These easy French dip sliders are made with roast beef, cheese, Hawaiian Rolls and au jus for dipping. These mini sandwiches are so tasty and great way to feed your family or a small crowd when you’re short on time but want something delicious for dinner, lunch or as an appetizer.
Baked, juicy roast beef and melty Provolone cheese…
You really can’t go wrong here. You can use deli sliced roast beef and marinate that in beef consommé, which you can find in a can ready to go, and then set aside some of the juice for dipping later.
Erie people call roast beef with juice “Ox Roast.”
We live right outside Erie, PA and we have this delicious roast beef that comes with juices and we call it “Ox Roast.” It doesn’t make a lot of sense because it’s not really Ox. It’s roast beef. But it doesn’t even matter because it’s absolutely delicious. So if you happen to live near Erie, or have something similar in your area, then you can use this style roast beef for this recipe. Here, you can find ox roast in a tub in the freezer section. You just thaw it and it’s ready to eat, already cooked.
If you don’t have anything like this near you, no biggie, just go with the canned beef consommé and add deli roast beef.
I prefer the Savory Butter Hawaiian Rolls.
Your choice here but I am not a fan of the sweet rolls with this particular recipe. The sweet rolls are awesome with things like pulled pork but for these more savory roast beef French dip sliders, I feel the savory rolls are a better compliment. The savory butter Hawaiian rolls package will look like this:
How to Prevent the Hawaiian Rolls from Getting Soggy
I recommend laying the cheese down on the rolls before the juicy roast beef to prevent the roast beef juices from soaking into the rolls while the outside bakes to a crisp. If you want to be extra safe, you can also spread a thin layer of butter or mayonnaise on the insides of the buns. This will help seal juices out. Again, up to you and if you can spare the extra calories. 😉
Add some extra flavor.
If you want to adds some flavor and veggies to these little sliders, you can try adding sauteed bell peppers, onions, and/or mushrooms. The flavor you end up with is a little more like a Philly cheesecake and there’s nothing wrong with that!
French Dip Cups
Ideally everyone gets their own little cup of beef au jus sauce or beef consommé for dipping. If you need little cups that would work well for this, here are some you can purchase from Amazon:
Or if you prefer a different style, you can browse a variety of au jus cups on Amazon.
Check out another recipe of mine, these super popular Ham and Cheese Hawaiian Sliders!
This recipe for easy French Dip Sliders was featured on South Your Mouth!