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instant pot French dip sandwiches

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are filled with shredded beef cooked in a flavorful broth, with lots of sweet onions, and herbs.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Natural Pressure Release 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 706 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2-3 pounds beef chuck roast about 2.5 inches thick
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 sweet onions very thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves

To Serve:

  • 2 loaves french bread
  • Sliced Swiss cheese


Cook the Beef:

  1. Select Sauté function and adjust to High. Wait until it says Hot.
  2. Pat dry the chuck roast and lightly season with salt and pepper on all sides.
  3. Add the 2 olive oil to the pot and once it's hot add the beef. Brown each side for 8-10 minutes. The roast should be nicely browned!
  4. Remove and set aside.
  5. Add the sliced onions, to the IP and saute until softened, 6-8 mins. Set aside about ⅓ of the softened onions for later.
  6. Add minced garlic, brown sugar, dried rosemary, dried thyme, dried oregano, and 2 bay leaves to the pot. Saute for another minute.
  7. Pour 1 cup of beef broth, then deglaze by scrubbing the brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
  8. Add in soy sauce, fish sauce, and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine.
  9. Place the browned chuck roast back into the Instant Pot and submerge it into the liquid as much as you can.
  10. Cancel Saute mode, close and lock the lid, point valve to Sealing, and select Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 45 minutes + 25 minutes Natural Release.
  11. Once done cooking and all the pressure has been released, open the IP and transfer the beef to a large bowl to shred it.

Prepare the Sauce:

  1. Click on Saute function again and bring Au Jus sauce to a boil.
  2. Add in the reserved onions, then let the sauce reduce for about 10-12 minutes. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  3. Once done cooking, turn of the IP and transfer the sauce to a sauce bowl.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the loaves horizontally in half, leaving on one side the top attached to the bottom, so you can make sandwiches.
  3. Layer the bottom part of the bread with slices of Swiss cheese. Place on a baking sheet and into the oven until the cheese begins to melt.
  4. Add shredded beef and onions on top of the sandwich, close, and serve with the Au Jus sauce on the side for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 706 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 1600mg70%
Potassium 1031mg29%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 34IU1%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.