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French Dip Sliders with Au Jus

by Aimee Stock
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Last Updated on May 12, 2022 by Aimee Stock

These French Dip Sliders feature buttered Hawaiian rolls, slow cooked caramelized onions, melted Provolone, and flavorful, thinly sliced deli roast beef. I’m serving mine with a side of au jus for dipping!

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Ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe

  • Deli Roast Beef, thinly sliced
  • Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, sliced hortizontally
  • Butter
  • Onion, thinly sliced
  • Sugar
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Pepper
  • Parsley, chopped plus more for garnish
  • Au Jus Gravy plus Water
Ingredients for French Dip Sliders

You’ll only need about half of this packet and it was still more than enough if you were to double this recipe. I saved the other half for another time. So half a packet and 1 1/2 cups of water, brought to a boil and then removed from the heat. That’s it!

Au Jus for French Dip Sliders

You’ll also want to prep the chopped parsley butter. I simply melt mine in the microwave for just about 30 seconds on high. Set aside.

Melted parsley butter

It’s time to make our onions and I begin with 2 tablespoons of butter and a small amount of sugar. The sugar just helps the onions get caramelized faster. I add Worcestershire sauce and a few ladles of the prepared au jus.

Cook until golden and that sauce is almost syrupy.

To keep the beef moist, I submerge it into the warm au jus. Remember, this is cooked deli meat, so the goal is just to hydrate and warm it.

Add beef to au jus

How to make French Dip Sliders

To assemble, place the bottoms of 6 Hawaiian sweet rolls into your pan. You may notice that I am using parchment for ease of removal and just while I assemble (for photography purposes), I used clips to keep the parchment out of my way. Be sure to remove those before baking!

Top the rolls with Provolone slices, followed by the roast beef and caramelized onions. Reserve the au jus that the beef was warming in for dipping later!

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Finally, top with the other half of the rolls and brush with the melted parsley butter.

Brush with melted parsley butter

Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the rolls are warm. The butter will absorb into the rolls.

Brushed and baked French Dip Sliders

The tops get golden and just slightly crisp. These little gems are just about the most flavorful and delicious things I’ve enjoyed in quite some time. Yum!

Close up spatula French Dip Sliders

Serve with the reserved warm au jus for dipping!

Did you make my French Dip Sliders? Leave a comment below and let me know what you thought. You can also tag me on Instagram @aimee_stock I love seeing your creations 🙂

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French Dip Sliders

These French Dip Sliders feature buttered Hawaiian rolls, slow cooked caramelized onions, melted Provolone, and flavorful, thinly sliced deli roast beef. I'm serving mine with a side of au jus for dipping!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories:

Equipment

  • Baking Dish optionally lined with parchment
  • Pastry Brush

Ingredients

  • 6 Hawaiian Rolls sliced horizontally
  • 1/2 lb Deli Roast Beef thinly sliced
  • 4 slices Provolone thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp Butter divided
  • 1 small Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 packet Au Jus Gravy Mix plus 1 1/2 cups of water
  • dash Pepper
  • Parsley chopped, plus more for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment (optional).
  • In a non stick skillet, add butter, onions and sugar. Cook over medium heat until golden and caramelized. Add the worcestershire and pepper.
  • Prepare the au jus and add a few ladles to the onions. Add the meat to the au jus for a minute or two.
  • Slice rolls in half horizontally, placing the bottoms in the baking dish.
  • Add slices of provolone to the bottom half of the rolls and top with the beef (reserve the au jus for dipping later) and finally, add the caramelized onions. Replace the tops.
  • Melt butter with chopped parsley and brush the tops of the rolls.
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. The tops will be slightly golden and the butter absorbed.
  • Serve with the warm au jus you reserved earlier.

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