I love a French Dip. I love a Crescent Roll. The two together? Marriage made in food heaven. No joke, folks. This is a good one. French Dip Crescents for the win!
If ever there was the perfect food where fancy met frugal and high brow met high fives, this French Dip Crescent Rolls recipe is it. A harmonious (read = delicious) marriage of the classic French dip sandwich with the snacktasticness of crescent rolls and just a touch of prime rib for good measure. There are never leftovers when I serve this (and while I don't generally condone speaking in such definitives, I mean never quite literally).
UPDATE (original article written 2012, update 2015)
So, I have to laugh a little about this recipe. The idea for it came to me on one of those lingering trips to the grocery store right after my daughter (#4) was born. You know, the ones where you finally get away by yourself and just can't quite bear the idea of returning home to the chaos just yet.
Anyway, I circled back around to the deli for the third (okay, fourth) time, and spotted the expensive lunch meat. Which was decidedly out of budget at the time. I was thinking nostalgically about our pre-baby long lunch days at a favorite local joint. I always got the french dip. Mmmmm. And *boom* there it was. A moment of pure culinary genius. When I got home with the ingredients, hubby did the "you spent way too much on unnecessary groceries" deep sigh, and I apologized profusely. Because, it really wasn't in the budget. But I hustled, and got the recipe online, and we enjoyed the crescents and forgave ourselves for the small indulgence.
When I woke up the next morning though, a nutty thing was happening. My site was going crazy! People loved this recipe! Like really REALLY loved it. That was over three years ago and this is still one of my most visited recipes. So, that lunch meat? Totally worth it.
French Dip Crescent Ingredients:
- 2 packages crescent rolls, 8 count
- 1 pound deli roast beef, thinly sliced
- 4 ounces Swiss or provolone cheese, cut in 16 equal sized pieces
- optional: Horseradish Sauce
- optional: Au Jus for dipping (click here for my Easy Au Jus recipe!)
French Dip Crescent Directions:
- Unroll crescents onto a large cookie sheet.
- Spread a small dab of horseradish on each crescent, then place a slice of roast beef and a piece of cheese on each crescent.
- Roll crescents starting from the wide end and ending at the narrow end.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes, until crescents are a golden color.
- Serve with Au Jus and enjoy!
Shop for items used or inspired by this recipe!
- Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- Creamy Horseradish Sauce
- Au Jus Gravy Mix
- Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware
- Hello Is It Me You're Cooking For Apron
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