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Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

These french dip sandwiches are made with a roast that is so unbelievably juicy and tender. It's covered in melted provolone and served on a buttered and toasted french bread. The juices from the pot are served in a bowl for dipping. These french dip sandwiches are spectacular!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
NPR25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: Au Jus, French Dip Sandwich, Homemade, Pressure Cooker, Sandwiches
Category: Burgers & Sandwiches
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Difficulty: Super Easy
Development Status: Finished
Servings: 8 sandwiches
Calories: 547kcal
Author: Valerie Cooper


for the Roast

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil I use avocado oil
  • 3 pounds chuck roast
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large yellow onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup sweet red wine I prefer Llano Sweet Red
  • ½ cup soy sauce I prefer Kikkoman
  • 4 cups unsalted beef stock I prefer Kitchen Basics
  • 1 bay leaf

for the Sandwiches

  • 2 loaves french bread
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 16 slices provolone cheese


cook the Roast

  • Season Roast: Start by seasoning the chuck roast with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Make sure to rub in the spices and evenly coat the roast.
  • Sear Roast: Turn on 'Sauté' and adjust the heat level to 'Normal'. Allow the pot to heat up until the display reads 'Hot' and then add the vegetable oil and allow it to heat up. Next, place the chuck roast in the pot and sear undisturbed on one side for at least 5 minutes or until it's nicely browned. Then, turn the roast over and brown on the other side. Once the roast has browned nicely on all sides, remove it from the Instant Pot and set aside. Leave the browned bits in the bottom of the pot.
  • Sauté Onion: Add the sliced onion to the Instant Pot and sauté, deglazing the bottom of the pot and tossing the onion in the browned bits as they cook. Continue to sauté the onions until they are a golden brown and starting to caramelize. About 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add Wine: Add the red wine to the onions and cook, continuing to deglaze the bottom of the pot, until the wine is reduced by half. About 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add Soy Sauce, Stock & Roast: Add the soy sauce and beef stock to the pot, place the chuck roast back into the pot and then add the bay leaf. Turn off the Sauté function.
  • 100-Minute Cook Time: Close the Instant Pot, set the pressure release valve to 'Sealing' and set the pot to cook on 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook', 'High Pressure' for 100 minutes.
  • 25-Minute NPR: Once the 100-minute cook time has completed, allow for a 25-minute Natural Pressure Release. When the 25-minute NPR has finished, release the remaining pressure and then open the pot.
  • Serve Roast: The chuck roast is ready to serve. It will fall apart as you try to remove it from the pot. I usually serve it straight from the pot, pulling pieces of meat off the roast using my metal tongs. I'll then scoop out some of the juice with a ladle and serve it in a small ramekin for dipping.

make the Sandwiches

  • Toast Bread: Cut each loaf of french bread into 2 to 4 sections (depending on length), butter each side and toast on a skillet.
  • Add Cheese & Roast: Place two slices of provolone cheese on the bread and serve the roast over the top of the cheese.
  • Enjoy the best French Dip sandwiches ever!


Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 2259mg | Potassium: 940mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 470mg | Iron: 4.6mg