French Dip Sliders
January 31, 2022
"The French Dip sandwich was created in 1918 in Los Angeles, California. And here, the perennial favorite sandwich gets a make-over and is served as delicious party sliders. These sliders are a great choice for your tailgating or game-day gathering. Almost everyone in my family prefers these French Dip Sliders with just the Au Jus (for dipping). And I have to admit, they're totally awesome that way. But I like these sliders with the Creamy Horseradish Cream too, for an additional dipping option (which is just a few Tbsp of prepared Horseradish mixed with 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 Tbsp or so of Worcestershire Sauce, and a 1/2 tsp of garlic powder)."
- Serving Size: 1 (109.1 g)
- Calories 132.8
- Total Fat - 7 g
- Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
- Cholesterol - 55.5 mg
- Sodium - 1399.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 5.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
- Sugars - 0.9 g
- Protein - 12 g
- Calcium - 22.9 mg
- Iron - 1.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 2 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (makes clean-up easier in case any of the cheese melts onto baking sheet).
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add onion and 2 thyme sprigs to the butter. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are caramelized (it should take 15 to 25 minutes). Discard thyme sprigs.
Fold each slice of roast beef and each cheese slice in half, and then fold it in half again. It should be just about the size to fit on a slider bun.
Place bottom half of each slider bun on a large baking sheet (cut side up). Top each bottom bun with a slice of roast beef, a slice of provolone cheese, and a good portion of caramelized onions. Top each slider with a bun top.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter, and then brush the melted butter on each bun top. Then sprinkle garlic powder, coarse salt, and parsley on each bun top. (NOTE: If you're sensitive to salt or are on a low-sodium health plan, you can easily skip adding coarse salt to the bun tops in this step.)
Place baking sheet in oven, and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until sliders are heated throughout and the cheese is melted and gooey.
While sliders are baking, make Au Jus: Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the same skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute or until fragrant. Add beef broth, Worcestershire, Better than Bouillon, and 1/4 tsp thyme to the skillet. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Simmer 10 minutes or until slightly reduced.
Serve sliders immediately with the hot Au Jus, for dipping.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.