Vegan French Dip Sandwich

Enjoy this savory Vegan French Dip Sandwich, made in 30 minutes with minimal ingredients and ready to tempt your taste buds with each bite. We love a good plant-based sandwich. I include this one in my easy vegan recipes repertoire, and you should, too!

If you like really good, savory, rich sandwiches, you’re going to love this Vegan French Dip Sandwich. You should also try this Vegan Philly Cheesesteak recipe.

A Vegan French Dip Sandwich with melted cheese. A bowl of sauce and another sandwich is in back.

Truth be told, I saw a bunch of recipes for French Dip Sandwiches and I felt a little jealous. Like, how come vegans can’t have a little French Dip fun?

I will mire in my own self-pity for a bit, it’s true. You can ask Shawn and he will confirm it. But then, the self-pity gets old and that’s when I have to have a plan. A plan of action.

I like having a plan.

So I started mulling over a recipe for a Vegan French Dip Sandwich. And guess what? It’s a real winner!

An overhead view of a saucepan containing vegan beefless tips in sauce.

The Magic of a Vegan French Dip Sandwich

First of all, this recipe is super easy. It doesn’t require hours in a crockpot. No way. But it does require at least one ingredient that I couldn’t find locally. In fact, I ordered it from Amazon, and since I’m a Prime member, it arrived within a day or two. Sweet!

So once you get your hands on the ingredients, you’ll just need 30 minutes in the kitchen and then you’ll be wrapping your hands around this delicious sandwich.

This sandwich is savory and meaty. I can say that, right? On a vegan blog?

Hmm. Let me check the vegan blog manual.

Let’s see. The definition of the word “meaty” is “of, relating to, or resembling meat; rich; full of substance; satisfying”.

OK. With that in mind, I think I’m good to go with calling this a meaty sandwich…although there is no meat involved. At least not the kind that comes from an animal. Yep. This Vegan French Dip Sandwich is vegan.

Are you surprised? I know! Me too!

A hand is dipiping a Vegan French Dip Sandwich into a small bowl of sauce.

Mixing Things Up

Even though this sandwich is pretty scrumptious-as is, I could see these adaptations:

  • Add some sliced mushrooms while you’re cooking the beefless tips.
  • To create a gluten-free version of this sandwich, just replace the beefless tips with mushrooms. It would be perfect.
  • Adding some caramelized onions on top would be pretty amazing. Because caramelized onions make just about everything better.

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Vegan French Dip Sandwich
A hand is dipiping a Vegan French Dip Sandwich into a small bowl of sauce.

Vegan French Dip Sandwich Recipe

Enjoy this savory Vegan French Dip Sandwich, made in 30 minutes with minimal ingredients and ready to tempt your taste buds with each bite!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 390kcal
Author: Namely Marly


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 packages Vegan Beefless Tips thawed*
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dry minced onions
  • 1 tablespoon No Beef Better than Bouillon**
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 6 French rolls or hoagie buns
  • 12 slices vegan cheese***
  • Fresh Parsley for garnish


  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Place the vegan beefless tips in the skillet and brown on all sides, a few minutes per side.
  • In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, Bragg, water, flour, onions, No Beef Bouillon, and dried thyme. Stir to combine. Pour this over the cooked beefless tips. Top with a bay leaf.
  • Place the lid on the skillet and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or so. Use a spatula to divide the beefless pieces into smaller pieces. You can do this directly in the skillet or you can transfer them to a cutting board.
  • When ready to serve, heat your oven to 350°F and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Remove the beefless tips and transfer the sauce to a bowl for dipping.
  • Split the hoagie buns and place the bottoms on your prepared pan. Top each bottom with vegan beef followed by 2 slices of vegan cheese. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Place the top side of the bun on each sandwich. Serve with reserved au jus.

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* I use Gardein Beefless Tips. You could also sub mushrooms ** I ordered the No Beef Better than Bouillon from Amazon. It arrived in 2 days. *** I recommend Field Roast Creamy Original Chao Slices or Follow Your Heart Provolone Slices
Nutrition Facts
Vegan French Dip Sandwich Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 989mg41%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 11.8mg66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

6 Responses to Vegan French Dip Sandwich

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyCaroline Reply

    What a beautiful recipe! We have been eating a lot more vegan recipes lately and this one will be added to the repertoire. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyStacy Reply

    I made these and they were soooo good! Thank you!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Oh, Stacy, so glad you liked this sandwich. It’s one of our favorites too! ❤️

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyBev Reply

    Hi Marly,
    These are soo awesomely delicious! My hubby and I are “two month old vegetarians” (working towards vegan) and learning how to prepare food differently. I am eager to try all of your recipes. Thank you for sharing your wonderful knowledge!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Bev! Thanks for your kind words. Shawn and I are veg couples too! We both started out as vegetarian and then moved on to a vegan diet. I went through that process more slowly than Shawn did. Having good veg/vegan recipes like this one can be so helpful in the process. Also, we still enjoy lots of comfort foods, like the things we both grew up eating. This sandwich is a great example. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyHannah Gray Reply

    We make this regularly. It’s a HUGE HIT. We love it!! One thing I have missed dearly is French dip sandwiches!!

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