I did love it though. Back in the day, when I ate fast food, Arby’s was my favorite. Yuck now! But at the time it was heaven.
If I ever ordered a hoagie, I usually got a hot roast beef sandwich.
Despite all of that, I never had a roast beef dip sandwich. Ever. I don’t know why either because it’s totally up my alley.
I recently was able to enjoy a prime rib dip sandwich from Common Link (my fave food truck in Fort Collins) and fell in love. I’ve been dreaming of having another one very soon! Since I’ve been without, I had to make do and create one on my own. Complete with homemade jus!
I didn’t use prime rib but did use some roast beef deli meat and while it wasn’t Common Link’s sandwich, it definitely hit the spot.
It’s super easy to put together too!
I don’t have measurements for the sandwiches because you can adjust the amount to fit your needs. I do have measurements for the jus (dipping sauce) though!
Andrea’s Roastbeef Dip Sandwich
- Deli Roastbeef, sliced thin
- Swiss Cheese
- Caramelized Onions (technique is explained here)
- Long Rolls (I used brat rolls)
- 1TBSP Butter or Olive Oil
For the Jus (dipping sauce), Makes Enough For Two Servings
- 1 2/3C Beef or Pork Broth
- 1tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2tsp Onion Powder
- 1tsp Soy Sauce
- 1/2tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 425 and grease or line a medium sized baking sheet. Split the rolls and place them on the baking sheet.
In a medium sized sauce pan, add in all the ingredients for the jus. Bring to a simmer and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
In a medium sized skillet, heat the butter or oil over medium heat and add in some roast beef. Lightly sauté and add in the caramelized onions. Add in about a tablespoon of the jus and combine.
Put the beef and onion mixture on one half of the roll. Top with swiss cheese and place baking sheet in oven. Heat for about 10 minutes or just until the cheese is nice and melted.
Remove from heat, top with the other half of the bun. Cut sandwich in half and plate. Pour the jus into little bowls and place on the plate. Serve and enjoy!
Pretty simple, right? And it’s so very tasty! Perfect if it’s a busy day and you need to quickly get dinner together. The onions can be sautéd to soften them up instead of taking them all the way to caramelization, if you’re short on time.
I used homemade stock but you can used store bought if you don’t have homemade on hand. Still add the extra seasonings though because that makes a big difference!
If you have leftover beef from a roast, this would be a great way to utilize the leftovers!
I’ll definitely being making this again if I can’t swing over to Common Link!