Lawson's Football French Dip Minis

Here we go with another fabulous football inspired appetizer. These are my French Dip sammies! Keep up with all things entertaining style. I would love to have you follow me on Instagram.




5 tbsp. butter, divided


1 large onion, thinly sliced


2 sprigs, plus 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme


Kosher salt


Freshly ground black pepper


12 slider buns, halved


1 lb. thinly sliced deli roast beef


12 slices provolone cheese


1/4 tsp. garlic powder


1 tbsp. clove garlic, minced


1 1/2 c. low-sodium beef broth


1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce


Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add onion and thyme sprigs and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 15 minutes. Discard thyme.


Place bottom halves of slider buns on a large baking sheet and top with roast beef, provolone cheese, caramelized onions, and slider bun tops. 


Melt 2 tablespoons butter and brush on top of buns. Sprinkle with garlic powder, coarse salt, and parsley and bake until cheese is melty and sliders are warmed through, 10 to 15 minutes. 


Meanwhile, make au jus: Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter to same skillet and melt over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute, then add beef broth, Worcestershire, and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Simmer until slightly reduced, 10 minutes. 


Serve sliders with au jus for dipping.

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