If you have leftover pork or beef roast, French dip sliders is the perfect recipe for you! This is so easy to make using leftover roast, dinner rolls, and au jus can be a 30 minute meal the whole family will enjoy. Using rolls cuts down the assembly time of regular buns.
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What are food sliders?
Sliders are a small sandwich that are served as an appetizer before a meal. These are typically served at weddings, graduation receptions, or for a snack.
- Connected rolls - Hawaiian sweet rolls work great, but interconnected hamburger buns work as well.
- Butter - adds flavor when broiling
- Garlic salt - adds flavor
- Leftover pork or beef roast - make sure this is warm
- Provolone cheese - swiss cheese would also work
How to make French dip sliders:
- Broil buns - broiling buns gives them more flavor with the butter
- Add meat and cheese - start making your sandwich by adding layers of meat and cheese and place additional layer of bun on top. Brush with butter
- Melt cheese - heat sliders in the oven until cheese is melted
What to serve with French Dip Sandwiches:
How to make au jus
One of the easiest ways to make au jus is to season your roast with French onion dip mix before cooking it. This adds flavor to the drippings as the meat cooks. Remove meat from crock pot and prepare sliders according to recipe and dip sliders in the drippings!
Variations of French dip sliders:
- Omit cheese - some people think the cheese isn't necessary when dipping the sandwich in au jus. This is also a great way to cut calories.
- Skip the broil - putting butter and garlic salt on the rolls will still give the rolls flavor. Broiling it just adds more of a grilled taste. You can skip the broiling part if you would like.
- Cut calories - taking out the butter and cheese would really cut back on calories if you are looking to do so.
- Ketchup - if you don't like au jus, you can dip your sliders in ketchup, mayo, mustard, etc. Some people even serve french dip with horseradish.
- Different cheese - swiss cheese is traditional. This recipe requires provolone for uniqueness. You can use any other type of cheese you want as well.
How to store:
- Fridge - store this recipe in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. How to reheat French dip sandwich is fairly easy. I recommend putting it in the air fryer to reheat in 2 parts: roast and bun. That way parts are over heated compared to the other.
- Freezer - I have not tried freezing this recipe. If you would like to try it, go for it! Let me know how it goes.
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French dip sliders
- 12 rolls make sure they are connected
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1 ½ cups leftover pork or beef roast heated
- 12 slices provolone cheese
- Pull out all 12 interconnected rolls out of the package. Cut rolls in half so that way you end up with 2 12 inch long bun halves. Place both halves on a 9 x 13 baking sheet.
- Spread butter on each of the bun halves. Sprinkle with garlic salt. Low broil for about 1 minute or until edges are crispy and butter is melted. Remove from oven. Let oven cool off for a bit. Reset oven for about 350 degrees.
- On the bottom buns, spread pork or beef mixture evenly throughout. Place slices of cheese on top. Place top side of buns on top. Put back in the oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- After removing french dip sliders from the oven, brush melted butter on top for a glowing finish. Serve with au jus.
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