Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich

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5 from 6 votes
Instant Pot French Dip makes this delectable sandwich in just minutes and it is so tender and juicy you will need extra napkins.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Two sandwiches on a white plate with a blue and white striped napkin.

Instant Pot French Dip recipe is ready in minutes because it’s made in the Instant Pot. Tender beef, gooey provolone cheese and a rich au jus sauce are nestled into a soft French roll. It’s tender and juicy you will need extra napkins. This easy recipe is a family favorite Instant Pot recipes.

Two sandwiches on a white plate with a blue and white striped napkin.

This Instant Pot French Dip recipe is what the instant pot was designed for – it’s one of my favorite recipes. It infuses tenderness and flavor into a dish in just minutes and makes it next level good. Then there’s the melted cheese – so gooey and delicious. This is a must make for a quick and amazing lunch or easy dinner recipes. If you need more pressure cooker recipes, check these recipes out.

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This recipe is in permanent rotation in my house because it is quick, all the ingredients are easy and the family loves it. Who invented the French Dip? Food and Wine Magazine explains here.

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  • 30 Minute Meal: This French Dip sandwich recipe is a winner in only 30 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or easy to acquire.
  • Family Friendly: They are fun to eat and so delicious.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, dairy free, etc…
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Freeze the leftover tender roast beef and have another meal ready to go.
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What You Need to Make Instant Pot Beef Dip Sandwich

Ingredients

  • sirloin beef 
  • onion 
  • garlic 
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • French onion soup
  • Beef stock
  • house seasoning blend
  • olive oil
  • provolone
  • split top rolls (hoagie rolls)
Steak cheese rolls and ingredients to make sandwiches.

Equipment

How to Make French Dip in the Instant Pot- Step by Step

Instant pot with ingredients before and after cooking. The steak and onions, broth etc.
  • Saute First, set the instant pot to sauté function, then add the oil, beef roast, sliced onions and garlic. Sear roast until fully cooked.
  • Cook: Second, add broth, Worcestershire, soup, house seasoning blend and pressure cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Next, quick release the pressure and use a wooden spoon to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pot and strain the juice into a bowl.
  • Broil: Then place in a roll, top with a half slice of provolone and set sandwiches under a broiler for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve: Finally, serve sandwiches with drained broth as a dipping sauce.
Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich being assembled on rolls and then on a sheet after the cheese has melted.

Common Questions About Flavorful French Dip Sandwiches

WHAT TYPE OF BEEF IS USED IN FRENCH DIP? Sirloin steak is used in this recipe because it’s a juicy meat ,but traditionally roast beef is used.

IS THE DIPPING SAUCE AU JUS?Indeed, au jus simply means the juice from a dish. This french dip uses beef broth and onion soup to create the delicious dipping sauce.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?Of course, simply use an airtight container or freezer bag to freeze.

MAKE AHEAD OF TIME?Really, there is no good reason as this recipe is super quick, however, if it is required, make up to three days ahead of time and store in the fridge in an airtight container and reheat when ready to serve.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH INSTANT POT FRENCH DIP RECIPE?The sides are endless for instance:

>Baked Sweet Potato Fries

>Frito Corn Salad

>Classic Macaroni Salad

>Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich being held by a hand in close up.

Expert Tips for Making Instant Pot French Dip

  • Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and cook.
  • Different Meat: Pork, lamb, turkey or chicken can be used in this hot sandwich.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use pre cut beef for this recipe from your grocer.
  • Variation tip: Try a different cheese for different flavors, swiss cheese, gruyere, cheddar whatever your family likes.
  • Alternate ingredient: Low sodium versions of the soup to make a little better for you. This is also the perfect recipe to add a cup of red wine to.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Gluten free rolls can be used or pile this beef on rice or mashed potatoes. Alternatively just eat on its own for a delicious meal. It is that good.

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Two sandwiches on a white plate with a blue and white striped napkin.
5 from 6 votes

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Instant Pot French Dip makes this delectable sandwich in just minutes and it is so tender and juicy you will need extra napkins.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. sirloin beef, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 10 oz French onion soup, can
  • 14 oz beef broth, can
  • 1 teaspoon house seasoning blend
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices provolone
  • 8 split top rolls

Instructions

  • Set the instant pot to sauté and add the oil, beef, sliced onion and garlic. Sauté until beef is fully cooked.
  • Add broth, Worcestershire, soup, salt and pepper and pressure cook on high for 3 minutes.
  • Manually release pressure and strain the juice into a bowl.
  • Once meat and onion are strained, place in a roll, top with a half slice of provolone and set sandwiches under a broiler for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve sandwiches with drained broth as a dipping sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and cook.
  • Different Meat: Pork, lamb, turkey or chicken can be used.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use pre cut beef for this recipe from your grocer.
  • Variation tip: Try a different cheese for different flavors, swiss, gruyere, cheddar whatever your family likes.
  • Alternate ingredient: Low sodium versions of the soup to make a little healthier.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Gluten free rolls can be used or pile this beef on rice or mashed potatoes. Alternatively just eat on it’s own. It is that good.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 1088mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 12mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, instant pot

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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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