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! 😀
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.
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!
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.
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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