Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches + Video
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Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are full of fork-tender beef roast cooked in a flavorful broth that makes the perfect au jus dipping sauce. A family favorite, easy pressure cooker dinner!
If there is one meal I feel that I have perfected in the instant pot, I would say it’s these Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches! We make them A LOT. I love how tender the meat gets in the pressure cooker and it’s ridiculously easy! I even prefer this over our slow cooker method.
The trick is cubing your meat so it cooks faster and is easier to shred. We’ve done a whole roast in the instant pot, but I haven’t perfected the timing on that yet to make it super tender. Hopefully soon!
Cutting up the meat beforehand is simple, and actually makes the shredding faster and easier. And by shredding, I mean pressing with a fork, because this meat is super tender it falls apart with very little effort! Plus, it’s the perfect size for French Dip Sandwiches.
We love toasting the hoagie bread with garlic butter, and topping the meat with some provolone cheese. The au jus for dipping is full of flavor because it was made with the meat. All you have to do is strain it.
These Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are so good, and so simple! You will love them! Check out the video to see just how easy it is to make them and enjoy!
Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches
- 3 lbs beef roast, cut into 2-inch cubes
- 2 Tbsp oil, divided (olive, vegetable, canola, etc.)
- 4 tsp low-sodium steak seasoning, divided
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
- sub rolls
- provolone cheese slices
- Slice onion and cube meat. Heat instant pot to hot on "Sauté" option. Place 1 Tbsp of oil in the hot pot. Add onions and 2 tsp of steak seasoning. Cook until starting to brown/caramelize, stirring occasionally. Remove onions with a spoon. Set aside.
- Add 1 Tbsp of oil to the hot pot. Add cubed beef roast and 2 tsp steak seasoning. Stir just enough to sear the meat a little bit. Add onions, worcestershire sauce, and beef broth.
- Close and lock the lid and make sure the vent on top is closed.
- Cancel "Sauté" button and press the "Meat/Stew" button, adjusting the time to 45 minutes.
- Let cook. Once finished, turn the vent/quick release valve to the open position until you no longer hear or see steam, and the float valve is down.
- Open lid. Using a slotted spoon, scoop the meat out of the instant pot and shred with a fork. Drain the broth/au jus with a fine mesh sieve.
- Toast sub rolls with butter (or garlic butter) in a large pan until golden brown. Fill with meat, and top with provolone cheese. Serve with au jus for dipping. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
19 Comments on “Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches + Video”
This is so good and so easy!!
Glad to hear it! Thanks for your review Melissa!
What if you don’t have an Instant Pot, can you use a Crockpot? How long to cook if so?
Slow cook on high for 4-6 hours or low 6-8.
I’m making this today with my new Instapot! My meat is still a little frozen so do I need to add time to the cooking?
I’m sorry I’m a day late in replying to your question. I bet it was fine if you cut it up into chunks like I do. If you cook a frozen roast whole, it’s about 30 minutes per pound, but cutting into chunks will cut down on the cook time significantly.
My pressure cooker doesn’t have a meat setting should I sue high pressure?
Yes, high pressure.
This looks fantastic! I can’t wait to try this. I’m not sure if I’d even strain out the onions, they’ll be so well cooked that I think I’d maybe just take my immersion blender to it and mix them in. Makes the juice a little thicker and flavors it. I’ll scoop as many onions out as I can though and put them in the sandwich too!
Sounds like a great idea! We do put the onions on the sandwiches sometimes too.
What did you do for the au jus? Did you make your own or can you purchase pre made? Thanks!
It’s the broth that you cook the meat with. You strain out the onions and use what’s left. It’s nice and flavorful from the meat. No need to buy any.
Awesome thanks! Can’t wait to try this tonight!
ok…so what do people recommend for low sodium steak seasoning?
McCormick has a low-sodium steak seasoning. You could also try and do some minced garlic, dried onion, salt, pepper (+ maybe red pepper), and paprika.
What do you do with the onions you set aside?
Oh my goodness! Thanks for catching that! You add them back in after you sear the meat, while you’re adding the worcestershire sauce and beef broth.
What type of beef roast do you use?
I use whatever is on sale. Chuck, rump roast, etc. You could probably even use stew meat.