Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 15 mins

A delicious dip for your french dip sandwiches. Better Than Bouillon is a brand of soup base its more of a paste.It's found with the bouillon. Just look for a soup base that lists beef as the first ingredient. I do not generally use the granules because we do not care for the flavor as much but you can use them.I would start with 1 tbs. of granules because of the salt content. If you could not find the Better Than Bouillon or a soup base product you could also use a canned beef broth or stock.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon better than bouillon beef base
  • 2 teaspoons better than bouillon beef base
  • 12 celery
  • 12 small onion
  • 1 pinch thyme
  • salt and pepper


  1. Add all ingredients into sauce pan.
  2. Leave the celery and onion in big chunks for easy removal.
  3. Simmer until the vegetables are done.
  4. Strain, place in small bowls and enjoy.


Most Helpful

This is very good. I also add some butter, red wine, Italian seasoning, a little bit of worchestershire sauce, some thomas'es sauce, and some carrots if I have them.

mmmagique May 02, 2012

DH loved this! Fast and easy and very flavorful! I thinly sliced some leftover steak (rare) that I allowed to come to room temp before serving. Made an easy sandwich of it with toasted multi grain bread. FAST meal and very satisfied dh! Thanks

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) March 16, 2010

I use this recipe all the time, sometimes I throw in a carrot as well. I don't add any salt, it doesn't need it. Very good recipe and my go to when I need an au jus for my roast beef and then again for the French dip sandwiches I make from the leftovers.

MoggyK9 January 11, 2017

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