Instant Pot French Dip

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Your family will love this Umami Instant Pot French Dip (Pressure Cooker French Dip Sandwiches)! A mouthful of toasted crusty French Baguette, tender & juicy beef bursting with umami flavors, topped with warm melted cheese, dipped into the hot beefy Au Jus. Super easy to make with simple ingredients! 😀

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Jacky & I devoured these Instant Pot Umami French Dip Sandwiches like Cookie Monster & his favorite chocolate chip cookies! 😛

The Crusty . Juicy . Melty Satisfying mouthfeels soaked up all the Savory . Umami . Beefy layers of flavors. Oh~ Sooo good!!

These are the moments I wished I had 2 stomachs. hehe~

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French Dip Sandwiches (aka Beef Dip), a Favorite Classic American comfort food that’s simple to make yet hard to resist.

Despite the name, this yummy hot sandwich didn’t originate from France. It was in fact born in Los Angeles back in the 1900s.

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We added our own little flavor-boosting, umami-bombing, non-traditional twist to this Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches Recipe.

Wait! Fish Sauce? Soy Sauce? Worcestershire Sauce in French Dip? Whaaa?

If you’ve been following our A + J recipes, you can probably smell our obsession for Umami. hehe~

Give it a try. There’s just no turning back! 😉

Have fun & dive in Umami Instant Pot French Dip!

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Instant Pot French Dip

Your family will love this Umami Instant Pot French Dip (Pressure Cooker French Dip Sandwiches)! A mouthful of toasted crusty French Baguette, tender & juicy beef bursting with umami flavors, topped with melted cheese, dipped into the hot beefy Au Jus.
4.82 from 33 votes
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Total: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 369kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

To Serve

  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 2 - 3 slices Swiss cheese

Instructions

  • Brown Chuck Roast Steak: Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function. Wait until it says HOT (~8 mins). Pat dry the chuck roast steak and lightly season one side with salt + black pepper. Drizzle the inner pot with 1 tbsp olive oil. Then, place the seasoned side of chuck roast in Instant Pot. Lightly season the other side with more salt + black pepper. 

    *Pro Tip: Brown each side for 10 minutes to develop some awesome deep flavors. 
    *Note: If you prefer a "Dump-it-all-in" Recipe, you can skip the browning and saute steps.
  • Saute Onion & Garlic: Set browned chuck roast aside. Add in sliced onions, then saute until softened (~3 - 4 mins). Set aside roughly ⅓ of the softened onions for later. Add in minced garlic, a pinch of dried rosemary, a pinch of thyme, and 2 bay leaves. Saute for another minute. 
    *Pro Tip: Your Instant Pot will stop sauteeing after 30 minutes, turn it back on by pressing "Saute" button. 🙂
  • Deglaze Instant Pot: Pour 1 cup unsalted stock in Instant Pot, then deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
  • Pressure Cook Chuck Roast: Add in 1 tbsp (15ml) soy sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce, and 1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce. Give it a quick mix. Place browned chuck roast back in Instant Pot and partially submerge it into the liquid as best as you can. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 45 minutes + 25 minutes Natural Release.
  • Simmer Au Jus Sauce & Shred Beef: Set aside chuck roast in a mixing bowl, and shred the beef with 2 forks. While you are shredding the beef, bring Au Jus sauce back to a boil with the "Saute" function. Add in reserved onions, then let the Au Jus sauce reduce for 5 - 10 minutes. Taste & adjust seasoning accordingly. 
    *Pro Tip: Reducing the Au Jus sauce will naturally thicken it. If you find the Au Jus sauce to be too oily, you can use a Fat Separator to filter out the fat.
  • Assemble & Serve Instant Pot French Dip: Optional Step - While the Au Jus sauce is reducing, preheat oven to 350°F. Layer 1 loaf of french bread with slices of Swiss cheese on top. Place it in the oven until the cheese begins to melt. 
    Layer shredded beef and onions on top of the sandwich. Serve Instant Pot French Dip with savory umami Au Jus sauce on the side. Enjoy~ 🙂
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Nutrition:

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3.9mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef dip, french dip instant pot, french dip sandwich, instant pot beef, instant pot chuck roast, instant pot french dip, instant pot recipes, instapot french dip, pressure cooker french dip, pressure cooker recipes
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot French Dip Cooking Guide

Here are the ingredients for Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip Recipe Ingredients

*Note: If you don’t want to use fish sauce, you can substitute it with another tablespoon of regular soy sauce. 🙂

1

Brown Chuck Roast Steak


Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function.

*Tip: For older version, press “Saute” button, then “Adjust” button. For newer versions, press “Saute” button twice.

Instant Pot Saute More Function

Wait until it says HOT (takes roughly 8 minutes).

*Pro Tip: You really want the Instant Pot to be as hot as it can be to allow for maillard reaction.

Pat dry the chuck roast steak and lightly season one side with salt and black pepper.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: season 2 to 2.5 inches thick chuck roast steak

Drizzle the inner pot with 1 tbsp olive oil.

Then, place the seasoned side of chuck roast steak in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: brown chuck roast in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Lightly season the other side with more salt and black pepper.

*Pro Tip: Brown each side for 10 minutes to develop some awesome deep flavors.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: brown both sides of seasoned chuck roast in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

*Note: If you prefer a “Dump-it-all-in” Recipe, you can skip the browning and saute steps.

2

Saute Onion and Garlic


Set browned chuck roast steak aside.

Add in the sliced onions, then saute until softened. It takes roughly 3 – 4 minutes.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: saute sliced onions in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Now you will want to set aside roughly of the softened onions. We will use these later.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: set aside softened onions

Add in minced garlic, a pinch of dried rosemary, a pinch of thyme, and 2 bay leaves.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: add garlic, herbs in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Saute for another minute.

*Pro Tip: Your Instant Pot will stop sauteeing after 30 minutes. Just turn it back on again by pressing “Saute” button. 🙂

3

Deglaze Instant Pot


Pour 1 cup unsalted stock in Instant Pot, then deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: deglaze Instant Pot Pressure Cooker with unsalted stock

4

Pressure Cook Chuck Roast


Add in 1 tbsp (15ml) soy sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce, and 1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce. Give it a quick mix.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: add soy sauce, fish sauce, worcestershire sauce in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Place browned chuck roast steak back in the Instant Pot and partially submerge it into the liquid as best as you can.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: pressure cook chuck roast in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

With Venting Knob at Venting Position, close the lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker High Pressure 45 minutes

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 45 minutes + 25 minutes Natural Release

After 25 minutes, release remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position. When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: pressure cooked chuck roast in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

5

Simmer Au Jus Sauce & Shred Beef


Set aside chuck roast steak in a mixing bowl. Shred the beef with 2 forks. It should be “fork tender”! 🙂

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: shred pressure cooked beef

While you are shredding the beef, bring Au Jus sauce back to a boil with the “Saute” function.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: simmer Au Jus sauce in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker with Saute function

Add in the reserved onions, then let the Au Jus sauce reduce for 5 – 10 minutes.

Taste & adjust seasoning accordingly.

*Pro Tip: Reducing the Au Jus sauce will naturally thicken it. If you find the Au Jus sauce to be too oily, you can use a Fat Separator to filter out the fat.

6

Assemble & Serve Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches


Optional Step: While the Au Jus sauce is reducing, preheat oven to 350°F.

Layer 1 loaf of french bread with slices of Swiss cheese on top. Place it in the oven until the cheese begins to melt.

Layer shredded beef and onions on top of the sandwich.

Instant Pot French Dip | Pressure Cook French Dip: Assemble French Dip Sandwich

Serve Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches with Umami Au Jus sauce on the side. Yes!! You did it!!

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Enjoy your Umami Instant Pot French Dip!~ 🙂


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Michelle
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Michelle

I have only a 3 quart instant pot. Will this still work? I’ve been afraid to try any recipes. ☹️ I really want to love my pot, but it scares me.

Mary B Farina
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Mary B Farina

So easy and so very tasty. I did the browning on all sides as suggested for that extra flavor and it did not disappoint. I did add about a teaspoon of Liquid Smoke for that slow cooked smoked flavor.

Bliss`
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Bliss`

Made this tonight for a family of fairly picky eaters…not a scrap left. SO delicious and really quite easy. Thank you!!

Makoa
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Makoa

Delicious! When storing leftovers do I leave the au jus separate or together? I put it separate just in case but am wondering what the flavor would be if stored together?

Jenny Merk
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Jenny Merk

Excellent and so EASY!

Amy Dillon
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Amy Dillon

I read the reviews before making this and just had to try it. This is by far my favorite french dip I have ever had! Even my super picky 2 year old devoured all of hers! The hubby even requested this for his father’s day dinner. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe 🙂

Meredith
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Meredith

This recipe is SO good. I made it for some friends one evening and they couldn’t stop talking about it for days! Thanks for the excellent recipe and instructions.

Jamyn Shanley
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Jamyn Shanley

Fantastic!

Jamie
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Jamie

I am making this tomorrow and just wanted to know if it is the same instructions for an 8 qt instant pot or if I should add additional liquid? I am very excited to make this! Thanks in advance.

Kelly T.
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Kelly T.

This was SOOOOO good!!! Easy to make and good for groups! If I need more au jus, should I just add more chicken broth?

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