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French Dip Sandwich Party Ring

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This French Dip Sandwich Party Ring is a perfect crowd-pleaser that’s quick, easy, and uses only four ingredients!

The truth of the situation is that I find myself cooking for my tribe more often than I expect to.
An impromptu group dinner, a night of cards and board games or movies, it often involves some quality time spent with my stove. I love my tribe, and I love my stove, so it all works out well for me, but when you do it this often, you need to have a pretty wide variety of quick and easy recipes that will feed a group of ten or more on short notice!

I’ve shared a few of our favorites, from Cheater’s Chocolate Cake to Beer Battered Onion Rings already, and this French Dip Party Ring is another. I make a lot of party rings with this same format, and they’ll all make their way to this site, but French Dip had to be first! It’s a definite crowd-pleaser with both the adults and the teens, a couple of whom are pretty picky eaters. It’s beef, cheese, and bread. That’s it. No potentially offensive ingredients, no vegetable matter (which always puts off my youngest), not a wrinkled nose in sight. An never any leftovers!

This ring will feed 8-10 people as a snack and takes less than ten minutes to build. It also requires only four ingredients and absolutely no skills whatsoever. Let’s get to it!

Ingredient Notes

  • Crescent rolls – Yeah, you know the ones. Peel the wrapper, whack it on the counter. We need two tubes of them to build the ring.
  • Sliced deli roast beef – Thinly sliced but not shaved is ideal. 12 ounces of roast beef will give us a nice, substantial ring.
  • Shredded gruyere or Swiss cheese – I like gruyere better, but if you like Swiss (emmentaler), then use that. Either one will make a great French dip ring.
  • Au jus for dipping – I buy a jar of this to serve as a dipping sauce. If you’d like to make the au jus to serve on the side, 40 Aprons has a great recipe for making one without the drippings from a beef roast. You can find it here.

How to Make a French Dip Sandwich Party Ring

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Arrange the crescent roll dough. Open both tubes of crescent roll dough and separate into triangles. Lay them out in a circle with the points toward the outside of the ring.
Crescent Roll Ring
  • Add the roast beef. Place the sliced roast beef on top of the crescent roll dough to form a circle. Using one slice at a time, pile them up, instead of laying the slices flat. We want to create some height.
French Dip Ring roast beef
  • Top the roast beef with shredded cheese.
french dip party ring gruyere cheese
  • Wrap the crescent roll dough around the filling. Working one point at a time, wrap the dough up and over the beef and cheese, tucking the points under the edge of the dough on the inside of the ring. I know it sounds convoluted, but the picture below will show you what we’re aiming for:
french dip ring raw
  • Bake the ring. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes, until the top of the ring is a deep golden brown and the dough on the bottom is fully cooked and brown.
french dip ring baked
  • Serve with au jus on the side for dipping.

French Dip Sandwich Party Ring

Course: Appetizers, BeefCuisine: American
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

This French Dip Sandwich Party Ring is a perfect crowd-pleaser that’s quick, easy, and only four ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 2 tubes of crescent roll dough

  • 12 ounces sliced deli roast beef

  • 6 ounces shredded gruyere or Swiss cheese

  • 1 jar of au jus, for dipping

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • On a large baking sheet or round baking stone, arrange crescent roll dough triangles in a circle with the points toward the outer edge.
  • Arrange slices of roast beef in a circle on top of the dough.
  • Top the roast beef slices with shredded cheese.
  • Fold the crescent roll dough points over the top of the beef and cheese, tucking the points under the inside edge of the ring.
  • Bake at 375F for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve with au jus on the side for dipping.

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