French Dip on Jalapeno and Cheese Bread

I don’t know about you, but I love a good sandwich. Meaty, cheesy and flavorful. Tonight’s dinner was just that. Easy to make and delicious.

French Dips are typically made using steak, some type of french bread and a creamy light tasting cheese, like Provolone or Baby Swiss.

In our household we follow the “you use what you got” method. So our rendition of the French Dip included:

  1. Steak
  2. Loaf of Jalapeno Bread
  3. Baby Swiss Cheese
  4. Caramelized Onions
  5. Homemade Au Jus
     – Beef Base 
    -Trimmed Steak fat 

Step one..Trim the fat and slice your steak . I honestly have zero opinions of what kind of steak you should use for this dish. I mean, generally speaking, the meat will be thinly sliced and will probably be at the well done level.
DO NOT throw away the trimmed fat. It will be needed soon. 🙂

Step two.. Chop that onion. We kinda, julienne ours. Add them to a hot skillet with some butter or oil. Get them caramelized.

Step three..
While the onions are caramelizing, grab a saucepan. Add about a cup and a half of water, 2 tablespoons of beef base, minced garlic and the trimmed fat that you set aside in step one. Let this boil until serving time.

Step four.. Cook your meat. If you are like me, I hate using multiple pans while cooking. After all this is a week day dinner. Feel free to use the same skillet you cooked your onions in.

While your steak is cooking, take this time to slice your bread and get it toasted.

Step five.. When the steak is just about done, add the cheese and caramelized onions on top of it. Wait until that cheese is nice and gooey before removing the deliciousness from the skillet.

Amounts used:
The Sandwich
2x 8oz Peite Steaks
1 Large Onion – Julienne
Sliced Baby Swiss Cheese
1 Loaf of Jalapeno Bread

Au Jus
2 Tablespoons of Beef Base
Steak trimmings
Minced Garlic

And of course, salt and pepper to taste.

While this recipe is just a simple and unusual take on our French Dip, I would love to hear about how creative your family gets.

Drop me a comment or shoot me an email

Until next time. 🙂


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