French Dip

French Dip

1 1/2 lbs. sirloin steak sliced across the diagonal very thin

salt and pepper to taste

2 T. olive oil

1/4 C. minced shallot

2 garlic cloves minced

1 t. fresh thyme

1/2 C. dry white wine

1 1/2 C. beef stock

4 french rolls

Season the beef with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over moderately high heat. Cook the beef in batches and cook about 2 minutes, or until browned on both sides. Transfer meat to a platter and keep warm.

Add butter to skillet and melt. Add garlic, shallots and thyme and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add the wine and reduce by half. Add the stock and simmer for 5 minutes. Butter and toast the rolls. Drizzle some of the au jus over the meat.

Divide the meat among the 4 buns. Transfer some of au jus to dipping bowls and serve with the sandwiches.

Serves 4.

Note: You can add fresh sliced mushrooms to this sandwich, if you choose. Saute them right after the beef.


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