The Best Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches Recipe

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Tender roasted, French Dip Sandwiches cooked in the Instant Pot. Piled on a crusty french roll with extra cheese, this flavorful dinner is then dipped in au jus!

Tender roasted, French Dip Sandwiches cooked in the Instant Pot. Piled on a crusty french roll with extra cheese, this flavorful dinner is then dipped in au jus! #pressurecooker #instantpot #weeknightdinner #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes #frenchdip

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At the start of the year, I asked on my Instagram (do you follow me yet?? @shugarysweets) what kind of recipes you all want this month.

And the highest number of recipe requests were for Instant Pot dinners. Now, I can either take offense that y’all asked your dessert blogger to make you some dinner…or be honored that you trust me at your dinner table too!

So you may remember I already shared this delicious Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo recipe. It’s so good and creamy. And easy!

Today’s recipe is for Instant Pot French Dip.

What is a French Dip Sandwich

A French Dip is hot sandwich filled with slices of tender beef, cooked in a rich au jus (wine broth) and served on a crusty french bread with melted cheese. 

While I don’t normally use red wine when making my French Dip, I do like to occasionally use a good dark beer. However, for today’s version, I thought I would try it without alcohol, since so many of you ask for alcohol free recipes!

I basically used my favorite Crock Pot French Dip recipe and tweaked it for the instant pot (and skipped the beer). I’m so pleased with how it turned out, so why don’t we get right to it!

Tender roasted, French Dip Sandwiches cooked in the Instant Pot. Piled on a crusty french roll with extra cheese, this flavorful dinner is then dipped in au jus! #pressurecooker #instantpot #weeknightdinner #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes #frenchdip

How to make French Dip Sandwiches

You’ll first start with the right cut of beef. For French Dip sandwiches, whether I’m cooking it in the slow cooker or the instant pot, I always choose a chuck roast. I find that they have the right amount of marbling which melts into the meat and creates a tender roast. Perfect for using in today’s french dip recipe.

Let’s begin with making Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

Place your roast in your instant pot. Add kosher salt, grill seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, worchestershire sauce, mince onion and beef stock.

When choosing your stock you can use a homemade beef consomme, or beef bone broth, french onion soup mix, or beef stock. I typically use the organic beef stock for my recipes.

Once your roast is covered with beef broth and seasoning, lock your pressure cooker lid and set the valve to sealing. 

Press your pressure cook button (for high pressure) or manual pressure and set the timer for 60 minutes. My pressure cooker took about 15 minutes to come to pressure (so keep that in mind when figuring out your timing for dinner).

Once your 60 minutes is done, allow the french dip to natural release in the instant pot for 20 minutes. I’ve made this a few times now, one time accidentally allowing it to natural release for 40 minutes, and it was still perfect. Do a quick release after the 20 minutes, and open the lid.

Your roast is now ready to be cut and served. I pulled the roast out and shredded it with two forks. If you have too much of the fat on it, you can trim that first, then slice your roast. 

Want to take your french dip sandwich recipe to the next level?

Place your meat on a hoagie (I love using crusty french rolls) and top it with provolone cheese. Put it under the broiler for several minutes until the cheese is melted. 

Serve your french dip sandwich with some of the remaining au jus in the instant pot. DELISH.

Tender roasted, French Dip Sandwiches cooked in the Instant Pot. Piled on a crusty french roll with extra cheese, this flavorful dinner is then dipped in au jus! #pressurecooker #instantpot #weeknightdinner #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes #frenchdip

Can this French Dip be made in the Slow Cooker?

Absolutely. If you check out my Slow Cooker French Dip Sammies recipe you’ll find my easy and delicious version. Whichever route you choose, you won’t be disappointed.

You can even use some of the leftover meat and make this yummy French Dip Sliders recipe. The original recipe calls for deli meat, but it’s equally good with the real stuff!

Tools used for Perfect French Dip Sandwiches

Instant Pot: I love using this when I want dinner faster than a slow cooker! I have the 6qt sized one, which is perfect for my family of 6. Most recipes on the internet use this standard sized pressure cooker

Slow Cooker: If you want to make my original French Dip Sandwich recipe, you’ll need a crock pot for that, and this is my favorite version!

Tender roasted, French Dip Sandwiches cooked in the Instant Pot. Piled on a crusty french roll with extra cheese, this flavorful dinner is then dipped in au jus! #pressurecooker #instantpot #weeknightdinner #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes #frenchdip

What to serve with French Dip Sandwiches?

I highly recommend this Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole recipe. It’s pure comfort food, sometimes know as funeral potatoes, but so good!

This Ritz Cracker Mac and Cheese is also a wonderful side dish to serve with French Dips. In a hurry? Make this Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese in minutes!

Some people think Sweet Potato Casserole is only for Thanksgiving, I would disagree. It’s a favorite in our house any night of the week!

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Yield: 8 sandwiches

Instant Pot French Dip

Instant Pot French Dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Tender roasted, French Dip Sandwiches cooked in the Instant Pot. Piled on a crusty french roll with extra cheese, this flavorful dinner is then dipped in au jus!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb chuck roast
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp grill seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • 2 1/2 cup beef stock
  • french bread and provolone cheese, for sandwiches

Instructions

  1. Place roast in bottom of pressure cooker. Top with seasonings and beef stock. Secure lid and move valve to sealing.
  2. Start pressure cooker on manual or pressure cook for 60 minutes. Allow to naturally release an additional 20 minutes.
  3. Once timer is done, quick release and open lid. Remove beef and slice or shred. Save liquid and use for dipping sandwiches (au jus).
  4. To assemble sandwiches, place french dip meat on french roll and top with provolone cheese. If desired, heat under broiler for a few minutes to crisp bread and melt cheese. Dip in au jus and enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 554 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 2g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 188mg Sodium: 1203mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 58g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.
Tender roasted, French Dip Sandwiches cooked in the Instant Pot. Piled on a crusty french roll with extra cheese, this flavorful dinner is then dipped in au jus! #pressurecooker #instantpot #weeknightdinner #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes #frenchdip

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13 comments on “The Best Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches Recipe”

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  2. Liz

    My son has my Instant Pot. I guess I either need to get it back, or have him make these for us! 😉

  3. Yay! A recipe to try in my Instant Pot!  This looks so good!

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  5. Mallory Lanz

    French Dip sandwiches are one of my husbands favorites. Thanks for a great recipe!

  6. Steven Mull

    Does the nutritional information include rolls?

  7. Linda

    I love making French Dip and, now that I have an Instant Pot, I’ll have to try your recipe in place of my crockpot version. It looks totally delicious and perfect for my upcoming Super Bowl party.

  8. Jillian Wade

    Such a great recipe, I can’t wait to make these sandwiches again. I think that I might make them for the Super Bowl! 

  9. Becky Hardin

    I need this in my life! Look so so good! Looks like it would just melt in your mouth. 

  10. Natasha

    Wonderful recipe!! These are taking instant pot to a whole another level!

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