French Dip Pastrami Sandwich Recipe
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The French Dip Pastrami Sandwich,.. my favorite! A hot, juicy, cheesy, mushroomy sandwich loaded with tender pastrami in a toasted hoagie roll and all dipped in a fabulous au jus (broth). Yeah… I got hooked on these when my late and very sweet boss,
Pearl, took me to a country club by her home for lunch. These are really just as good as I remembered them. This really is a simple French Dip Pastrami Sandwich, but has country club written all over it! Make these and they’ll totally make you feel like your dining out.
Ingredients for French Dip Pastrami Sandwich:
1 lb sliced pastrami beef deli meat
4 hoagie rolls
1 Tbsp butter, divided
8 slices provolone cheese or 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 lb (about 10-12) mushrooms, thickly sliced
Garlic Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups Beef Broth
How to Assemble the French Dip:
1. Saute Mushrooms until golden and soft. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper to taste. Remove mushrooms from pan and set aside. In the same skillet (without cleaning it), add 1 1/2 cups beef broth, season broth to taste (you want it to be flavorful for use as a dip) then remove from heat – this broth is your “au jus” dipping sauce.
2. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add a small pat of butter and when butter is done sizzling, Saute the cut side of the rolls just until golden. Divide the pastrami meat evenly among the four sandwiches. Top with cheese and mushrooms.
3. Bake at 450˚F for 4-5 minutes or until cheese melts and meat is hot.
4. Serve each sandwich with an individual ramekin of AuJus – Dip with every bite.
French Dip Pastrami Sandwich Recipe
French Dip Sandwiches are easier to make than you think. Be sure to try the au jus dipping sauce to go with them.
- 1 lb sliced pastrami beef deli meat
- 4 hoagie rolls
- 8 slices provolone cheese or 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/2 lb about 10-12 mushrooms, thickly sliced
- Garlic Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
- 1 1/2 cups Beef Broth
Saute Mushrooms until golden and soft. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper to taste. Remove mushrooms from pan and set aside. In the same skillet (without cleaning it), add 1 1/2 cups beef broth and boil for a few minutes to reduce slightly. Season broth to taste (you want it to be flavorful for use as a dip) then remove from heat - this broth is your "au jus" dipping sauce.
Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add a small pat of butter and when butter is done sizzling, Saute the cut side of the rolls just until golden. Divide the pastrami meat evenly among the four sandwiches. Top with cheese and mushrooms.
Bake at 450 for 4-5 minutes or until cheese melts and meat is hot.
Serve each sandwich with an individual ramekin of AuJus – Dip with every bite.
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Delicious! My husband and I both loved it. Thanks so much for sharing!
You’re welcome, Mandi! So glad you enjoyed the recipe.
I’m going to try this tonight using flour tortillas instead of the hoagie. That way I can make them individually since bread doesn’t do very well in the fridge. So I can make the mushrooms (with onion) and broth ahead of time and store in a container in the fridge and just pull out a fresh tortilla each time and bake. Don’t know how the tortillas will go. Excited to try making it though!
I hope you love it, Shay! Share back with how it goes!
Looks delicious. I’ll try to make this sandwich. Thanks for the recipe!
You’re welcome! I hope this becomes one of your favorites.
I’m obsessed with your videos! There isn’t one recipe that I have made from this site that hasn’t been perfection, so thanks!
Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles!
Looked great and turned out better. Thanks for sharing. Cheers Jeff
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!
Just what I’m looking for. Went shopping today and bought Trader Joe’s brand pastrami. I will buy some cheese, mushrooms and hoagie rolls this evening. I already have the beef stock.
Thanks, Victor Romulus
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Back in the 50’s Kings drive in Riverside, Ca (and others) had pastrami sandwich on a roll. that was smothered with a red sauce, kind of like bbq, a little sweet, awesome delicious. I think they called it a French sauce. Trying to figure out recipe.
Hi Richard, I wish I could help. It sounds awesome but I haven’t it tried it so I wouldn’t be able to re-create.
In the picture after step two, the bread looks like it’s been toasted, but I don’t see that in any of the steps. Am I missing it somewhere? Thanks.
Hi Scott, great question! I’m not sure how that step disappeared from the text but you are absolutely correct! I updated the recipe to reflect what my photo shows. Before adding the topping, Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add a small pat of butter and when butter is done sizzling, Saute the cut side of the rolls just until golden.
Natasha,you are a genius.Really am surprised by watching your blog.How can it is possible.I will definitely something from these recipes.All the very best dear.
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Is there a substitute for pastrami? I couldn’t find it anywhere! Including Costco and Winco :/
Tanya, a thin sliced lean deli beef should work. I guess different locations carry different items since our Winco and Costco both have pastrami. I hope you’ll love the sandwich 😀.
Turkey pastrami is good as well
Is it weird that I haven’t tried turkey pastrami? 🙂 Do you make your own or is it store-bought?
these are so so good. i put the oven on broil first and toasted the bread so its crispy on the outsides. and i added onions and tomatoes to it and it tasted amazing. made it 3 days in a row now! my husbands new favorite 🙂
That’s wonderful!! I’m so happy you both loved the recipe 🙂
Thank you, on my to do list for this week.
Always loved French dip as a kid, never thought of making it.
It’s so easy! I hope you love the recipe! 🙂
Oh this sandwich looks incredible and yes, it totally reminds me of nice lunch out! 😉 The photos in this post are SO beautiful, I just want dive right in!!
Thank you so much Julia! You’re so nice
woohoo going to Winco to get all these ingredients! Excited to make them for my husband 😀
They were soooo good. Thanks for sharing. Here is what mine looked liked.
Oh wow that looks so stinkin’ good!! Now you’ve got me craving a french dip; seriously my fave sandwich!! 🙂
This looks delicious! I love pastrami and Au Jus is gonna be a great addition… You are making me hungry! lol
We just made these sandwiches last night. My favorite sandwich by far and my son loves it too!