All photos for this recipe are from Erin Hungsberg (IG: erin_hungsberg)
Tender roast beef sliders with melted cheese and fried onions dunked in a flavorful au jus sauce–what’s not to love about French dip sliders? These tasty, bite-sized French dip sandwiches ooze with cheesy goodness and the au jus sauce drenches every bite with a rich, savory flavor. The best part? This delicious dish is a cinch to make!
This French dip sliders recipe is perfect for game day snacking, summer barbecues, or even a weeknight meal. And from what it looks like, you won’t have to worry about leftovers because these sliders are sure to disappear fast.
Why you need to make this recipe
- Quick and easy: Prep in 10 minutes and ready to eat in 15! All you need to do is assemble everything and pop it in the oven or smoker until golden brown.
- Budget-friendly: This slider recipe uses simple ingredients like roast beef, rolls, cheese, and onions–all of which you can get at your local grocery store for a couple of dollars.
- Cheesy mini sandwiches: Enjoy a classic sandwich in slider form with melty provolone cheese that keeps everything together when dipping into the sauce!
Don’t forget to try these Roast beef and cheddar sliders if you’re all about easy, cheesy and delicious sliders.
Ingredients you will need
- Hawaiian slider buns
- Homemade or deli roast beef
- Provolone cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- French’s crispy fried onions
- Au Jus gravy mix
- Worcestershire sauce
- Water (Beef broth for a richer flavor)
- Garlic and onion powder
How to make French dip sliders
Any great slider needs a good base, and for my French dip sliders, I prefer using Kings Hawaiian slider buns. The rolls are the perfect size and they are already split and ready to go.
On the bottom buns, add a generous layer of provolone cheese.
Then two layers of roast beef and crispy fried onions.
And more provolone cheese if you like. You know I do!
Place the top buns back on and brush them with your savory Au Jus sauce, reserving some of it for dipping.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of cheese! For a gooey, melty delight, I sprinkle some shredded parmesan cheese on top of the buns. Once you’ve got everything sorted out, transfer the sliders to a baking dish or sheet covered with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
To finish, place the sliders into your oven or smoker at 350°F for 15 minutes until the cheese has melted through and the tops of the buns have gotten toasted. Serve with a side of Au Jus sauce for an easy weeknight dinner or a quick party snack for a large crowd.
- Low-calorie: Swap out the roast beef slices for pork, turkey, or even chicken.
- Spicy: Give your sliders some heat by adding hot sauce or jalapeño peppers to the mix.
- Cheese lovers: Aside from provolone and parmesan, you can layer your sliders with Swiss or mozzarella cheese.
- Caramelized onions: Take some slices of yellow onions and sauté them in melted butter, a pinch of salt, and black pepper until they’re nice, soft, and caramelized.
Try cooking the sliders into your smoker instead of the oven for another depth of flavor that’s hard to beat!
How to store
It’s rare to have leftovers of my famous French dip sliders, but if you end up with some, store them in an airtight container and into the fridge where they’ll stay good for up to five days. Finish the sliders off later by reheating them in an oven or microwave for a few minutes.
What kind of rolls is best for sliders?
Kings Hawaiian Sweet roll are the perfect vessels for sliders. But you can also use soft rolls like dinner rolls, brioche buns, or your favorite slider buns.
How to make French dip sliders?
Slice an entire package of rolls in half and layer the bottom half of the rolls with roast beef, fried onions, and slices of provolone cheese. Put the top of the rolls back and prepare the dipping sauce while lightly toasting the sliders in a smoker or oven.
What are French dips dipped in?
A French dip is a sandwich filled with thinly sliced roast beef and melty cheese, dunked in an au jus (French for “with juice”) sauce. This flavorful sauce is traditionally made from the pan juices of roast beef combined with beef broth and seasonings.
Sides to go with French dip slidersPrint
- 1 package of Kings Hawaiian original sweet rolls
- 1 lb sliced roast beef
- 1/2 cup French’s crispy fried onions
- 12 slices provolone cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
For Au Jus:
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon Au Jus powder mix
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 cup of water
- If making the Au Jus, mix all ingredients for it together in a small bowl until all of the seasoning has dissolved.
- Remove the top portion of your rolls and to the bottom rolls add 6 slices of provolone cheese, then top with two layers of roast beef, crispy fried onions and the remaining 6 slices of provolone cheese.
- Place the top rolls back on and brush on your Au Jus, reserving some of it for dipping. I also sprinkle Parmesan Cheese on top of the buns.
- To finish, place the sliders into your oven or smoker at 350°F for 15 minutes until the cheese has melted through and the top of the buns are nice and toasted.
- Cut into individual sliders and serve with extra Au Jus for dipping.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Baking
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