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French Dip Sliders Recipe

French dip sliders, just like the ones at Applebee’s! There is something about roast beef and Swiss cheese that is just amazing. This recipe uses deli roast beef so there is no need for a slow cooker. I know what you’re thinking, “but what about the Au Jus?” After all, what would French dips be without the Au Jus?  That won’t be a problem though because in this recipe you can make your own Au Jus without the use of a slow cooker. This process is done by simmering a few ingredients in a saucepan. These sliders make a great appetizer for parties or at home. Enjoy.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Yield: (5 Servings)

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French Dip Sliders Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes




  • 24 slider rolls(or dinner rolls, etc)
  • 24 slices deli roast beef
  • 24 slices swiss cheese

Au Jus-

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon better than bouillon beef base
  • 2 teaspoons better than bouillon beef base
  • 1/2 stalk celery
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 pinch thyme
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. To make the Au Jus- in a saucepan combine water, beef base, celery, onion, thyme, salt, and pepper. Simmer until vegetables are tender. Strain and places into small bowls for serving.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Split the slider rolls in half. Lay the bottom half of a slider roll on a baking sheet. Top with a folded slice of roast beef, top with Swiss cheese. Place the top half of the slider roll on top of the cheese. Repeat until all of the rolls are used up. Place into the oven and bake until cheese has melted. Serve with Au Jus.

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Recipe rating


Tuesday 28th of August 2012

i am using this recipe right now, hope it turns out as good as yours look! :)

Jean Moore

Friday 8th of July 2011

Thanks! This is a great recipe! Tried it yesterday as astarter for guests and got rave reviews. Only thing I did was make the rolls myself with a white dough and 1 tspoon of sour dough .... Delicious!!


Sunday 15th of May 2011

If I had all of these ingredients, I would honestly get up and make these right now. Your first photo is mouthwatering!


Saturday 14th of May 2011

I've been interested in making better Au Ju's. I'm excited to try out this with these sliders!


Thursday 12th of May 2011

That better than bouillon is some really great stuff!!! It is all I ever use! Great sliders!