French Dip Sandwich and Creamy Soup

French Dip Sandwich Recipe

Published On May 28, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Food, Recipes

What To Do With Leftovers: Steak and Hot Dog Buns

This is What To Do With Leftovers Week!  If your refrigerator is anything like mine, you’ll probably have leftovers from barbeques you either hosted or attended this weekend (we went to three).  Steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, fruits ….you name it, it’s in our fridge.  I hate throwing away food but at the same time, I don’t like eating leftovers, especially when I’m kind of tired of steak and hot dogs.  Yes, you just read that.  The Organized Cook is the queen of repurposing food so we’re using her best leftover recipe ideas.  Here’s one for a French Dip sandwich.

French Dip Sandwich and Creamy Tomato Soup

French Dip Sandwich and Creamy Tomato Soup recipe from the Organized Cook

French Dip Sandwiches and Creamy Tomato Soup

This recipe is perfect for that leftover steak your friends insisted you take home or you grilled yourself.  You can also use those extra hot dog buns!  Come on, we all know there’s always leftover hot dog buns after a barbeque.  Although soup and sandwiches are ideal for times when the weather is cooler, this recipe is quick and easy with no oven involved.


    • Leftover cooked steak, sliced
    • Beef broth – (1) 15oz. can
    • Hoagie rolls or hot dog buns
    • Tomato soup – (1) large gourmet prepared carton or can (*like Trader Joe’s Organic Creamy Tomato Soup)
STAPLES – Food you probably already have on hand
  • Dried basil- 1 teaspoon
  • Milk – ½ cup (for condensed soup only)


    1. In deep skillet, bring sliced steak and broth combined to a boil
    2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for approximately 3 minutes
    3. Remove steak from broth and transfer to individual rolls
    4. Pour hot broth into individual small dipping bowls
  1. Heat soup and milk in saucepan over medium-high heat until bubbling
  2. Garnish with basil


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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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