These Instant Pot French dip sandwiches feature shredded chuck roast pressured cooked in a savory sauce. The beef is so tender and flavorful, and these sandwiches are a crowd favorite! Just 4 ingredients!
We first shared our crockpot french dip recipe back in 2016 and it quickly became a viral sensation on Facebook. That video has over 80 million views at last count!
One of the ingredients was quite difficult to find during a big chunk of time that recipe was going viral because so many people were making those famous French dip sandwiches! And boy, did you guys ever love those sandwiches! So many amazing reviews!
We figured it was high time we shared a quicker version of that favorite using the Instant Pot!
This Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich uses all the same ingredients, but it cooks in about an hour instead of the 6-8 hours it takes in the crockpot!
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the Instant Pot, this recipe is a good one to try. So simple and the family loves it!
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Chuck Roast – You’ll want a nice 3lb chuck roast that’s well marbled for lots of great flavor! It’ll get perfectly fork tender and juicy in the Instant Pot.
Oil – For browning the chuck roast before pressure cooking!
French Onion Soup – Nothing fancy here, I’m just using the canned kind. It’s quick, easy, and it adds lots of flavor to the beef! Any brand will work, but we like Campbell’s.
Beef Consommé – As with the French Onion Soup keep things simple here and just use canned kind! It’ll add lots of extra beefy flavor to this French dip recipe!
Au Jus Gravy Mix – We don’t use this in the original crockpot version, but I’ve found that you need to season food a bit more in the Instant Pot or things are a bit bland. This au jus mix adds lots of flavor and is easy to find. I use it in my Mississippi pot roast too.
Serving: You’ll need buttered and toasted hoagie rolls along with some provolone cheese to assemble your sandwiches.
What We Love About This Recipe:
- The Instant Pot makes tender shreddable chuck roast in far less time than it’d take roasting it in the oven or slow cooker.
- The soup and au jus mix adds so much flavor to the meat and the juice is perfect for dipping the sandwiches in!
How to Make French Dip Sandwiches in the Instant Pot:
Beef: To get started you’ll want to brown the chuck roast for extra flavor! Cut into 4 equal sized pieces and then set your Instant Pot to sauté with some oil. Once hot, sear the pieces of chuck roast on all sides!
Soup: Remove the chuck roast after browning and set it aside for now. Pour in the French Onion Soup, beef consommé, and the packet of Au Jus Gravy mix. Whisk all that together until well combined.
When you add the liquid to the pot take the opportunity to scrape all the browned bits off the bottom. This will add extra flavor to the soup mixture, but it’s also key to prevent the Instant Pot from giving you a burn notice during cooking.
Pressure Cook: You can now return the seared beef to the pot, close the lid, and set the vent to sealing. Turn the Instant Pot to manual and cook on high pressure for 60 minutes.
Allow the pressure to release naturally for at least 15 minutes before releasing any remaining pressure and opening the lid!
Shred: Remove the roast to a shallow dish and start shredding it up! You can use a couple of forks to make this quick and easy. The beef should be tender and fork shreddable by now.
After shredding the beef up return it back to the pot and stir it up with all that flavorful liquid still in there.
Assemble: When you’re ready to serve I’d first recommend toasting the hoagie rolls! Spread some butter on the inside of them and place them under a broiler for 2 minutes or until they are lightly toasted.
We then top the rolls with some provolone cheese. Cut the slice of cheese in half to get both sides of the roll and then top with the beef! It’ll get perfectly melty from the heat.
What to Serve with French Dip Sandwiches:
We like to serve these Instant Pot French dip sandwiches while they’re good and hot. And for the dip part of this recipe you’ll want to use all that remaining juice in the pot! It’s so flavorful and perfect for dipping!
These sandwiches will go well with all kinds of savory side dishes. Here are a few great options:
- Air Fryer Green Beans
- Amish Macaroni Salad
- BBQ Roasted Potatoes
- Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
- Smashed Brussels Sprouts
- Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese
And don’t forget about the dessert! You’ll need something sweet to balance out all those savory flavors. Serve these French dip sandwiches with my perfect homemade brownies!
If you have leftover meat you’ll want to store it separately from the hoagie rolls. The meat should last in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 4-5 days.
It’s pretty much just thinly sliced or shredded beef piled up on French bread or a hoagie roll with some cheese and savory au jus beef juice for dipping!
MORE INSTANT POT RECIPES!
- Instant Pot Potato Salad
- Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
- Carnitas in the Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Instant Pot French Dip
- 3 pounds chuck roast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cans French Onion Soup 10 ounces each
- 1 can beef consomme 10 ounces
- 1 packet Au Jus Gravy mix
- 8 hoagie rolls
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 8 slices provolone cheese
- Cut the roast into 4 equal sized pieces, trimming off any excess fat around the edges.
- Set the Instant Pot to saute and drizzle in the oil. Once hot, add the beef and sear on all sides.
- Remove the beef to a plate and set aside.
- Add the soup, consomme, and packet of Au Jus Gravy and whisk well, being sure to scrape up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.
- Return the beef to the pot, close the lid, and set the vent to sealing.
- Turn Instant Pot to manual and cook on high pressure for 60 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for at least 15 minutes before releasing any remaining pressure and opening the lid.
- Remove the roast to a shallow dish and shred with two forks.
- Return the beef to the liquid in the pot and stir to combine.
- When ready to serve, spread the inside of the hoagie rolls with butter and place under the broiler for 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
- Slice each piece of cheese in half and place two halves on the hoagie rolls and then top with the beef.
- Serve with liquid from the pot for dipping.
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