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!
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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!
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.
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!
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!
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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