Yes I stole the basic idea from another blogger, but I made it my own. Like every recipe, it’s how YOU prepare it, that makes it your own. This recipe is good at any time of the year, but probably best for a late lunch early dinner.
French Onion Cheese Steak Dip Sandwich
- 5 tbsp butter
- 1 cup of a good Merlot Wine
- 3-4 onion, sliced fine
- 4-8 tbsp flour
- 2 (14 oz) can beef broth
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 16 oz sliced sandwich beef (cooked)
- loaf French bread or a good Artisan Bread
- horseradish sauce
- whole pickle sliced length wise
- shredded mozzarella or provolone cheese
- Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan, then sauté onions on medium-low until soft (about 20 minutes).
- Once the onions are soft, add 4-5 tbsp flour to the onions and mix well.
- Add the wine, and reduce by half.
- Add the beef broth, sugar, and water and bring the mixture to a boil. Let simmer for 45 minutes.
- Add the rest of the flour to the soup until broth has thickened into a sauce.
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Slice the bread in half and layer the beef onto the bread.
- Cover the beef with some of the French onion soup mixture and top with cheese.
- Bake at 350F until cheese is melted (about 10 minutes).
- Cut the loaf into appropriately sized servings.
- Serve with a small side of sauce for dipping or eating, and horseradish sauce and a pickle slice.
- Add your favorite chips.
Not healthy but, ooh so good.