The classic French dip sandwich is all about slow roasted beef dipped in a savory beef au jus. There's nothing vegetarian about that! But, since I've been cooking more vegetarian meals at home, my husband has really missed those meaty flavors. The recipe below was my attempt to serve him an authentic French dip sandwich that didn't skimp on taste. And, guess what: he loved it, so I guess it worked!
The dipping broth for this vegetarian French dip sandwich is really the key to success. Worcestershire sauce adds a beautiful depth of flavor to regular old vegetable broth, and a little olive oil goes a long way to add that much needed fatty flavor. If you closed your eyes and took a bite, you might not know you're eating a vegetarian dish!