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Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

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Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are great when you need to feed everyone quickly! Made in the Instant Pot, this recipe boasts tender thin slices of beef layered on a long french roll with melted provolone cheese and is dipped in a savory au jus sauce. You’ll love these Homemade French Dip Sandwiches!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Do you love quick, easy and delicious dinner ideas? I do, too and that’s one of the reasons we love these tender, juicy french dip sandwiches. Here’s why we love these sandwiches so much:

  • Tender And Juicy Meat: Beef sirloin is pressure cooked to perfection resulting in tender, juicy, mouth watering slices of meat that melt in your mouth with every bite.
  • Minimal Prep Work: It only takes about 15-minutes to get everything going and then the Instant Pot does the rest of the work!
  • Quick And Easy: This meal is perfect for days where you just need a quick and easy dinner idea. Just throw it in the Instant Pot, melt the cheese and serve it with your favorite side.
Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients needed for French Dip Sandwiches:

  • Beef Sirloin: The star of this sandwich, providing a hearty, protein-rich filling.
  • Onion: Adds a sweet, tangy flavor that complements the savory beef.
  • Minced Garlic: Infuses the dish with a robust, aromatic flavor that enhances the overall taste.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Helps tenderize the meat while adding a unique, caramelized flavor.
  • French Onion Soup: Provides a rich, savory base for the sauce that complements the beef sirloin.
  • Beef Broth: Adds depth and richness to the sauce, making the beef more flavorful.
  • Olive Oil: Used to sear the beef, it imparts a light, fruity note and helps brown the meat.
  • Cheese: Provolone cheese adds a creamy, slightly tangy note that pairs well with the beef. Other cheeses can be used as substitutes.
  • Bread Rolls: Acts as the vessel for this delicious sandwich, providing a crispy contrast to the tender beef and melted cheese.
  • Seasonings: Enhance all the other flavors in the dish.
French Dip Sandwich Ingredients

How To Make Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches?

These Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are the perfect weekday meal! They are super easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Step One: Sauté The Beef

First, hit the sauté or sear button on your Instant Pot. Then, add the oil, beef, sliced onions and minced garlic. Sauté the beef until it’s fully cooked.

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Step Two: Add Ingredients To The Instant Pot

Once the meat is done, hit cancel to turn the sauté off. Then, add your broth, Worcestershire sauce, french onion soup, salt and pepper to the instant pot.

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Step Three: Pressure Cook

Next, close the lid, put the pressure valve into the sealing position, and hit the manual or pressure cook button. Set the time for 3-minutes.

Step Four: Manually Release Pressure

Turn your pressure valve to the venting position to manually release the pressure. Then, strain the juice into a bowl.

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Step Five: Assemble The Sandwich

Place equal amounts of meat and onion on each split roll. Then, top each sandwich with a half slice of provolone cheese (or more if you want it cheesy).

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Step Six: Melt The Cheese

Finally, place your sandwiches on a cookie sheet under the broiler for 2-minutes to melt the cheese and crisp the bread.

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Step Seven: Garnish And Serve

Serve your sandwiches with the drained broth as a dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

Cooking Tips

  • Flavor Infusion: Enhance the French dip’s taste by adding minced garlic, onion powder, or a dash of Worcestershire sauce to the broth before cooking in the Instant Pot.
  • Crispy Upgrade: For a textural twist, toast the bread or rolls in the oven before assembling the sandwiches, ensuring a delightful crunch with each bite.

Substitutions

  • Beef Broth: You can experiment with enhancing the broth by using a combination of beef broth and other flavorful liquids like red wine, soy sauce, or adding herbs and spices to create a more complex taste in your French dip sandwiches.
  • Cheese: Substitute provolone cheese on a French dip sandwich with options like Swiss, Gruyère, mozzarella, or Monterey Jack for varied and complementary flavors.
  • Chuck Roast: You can switch out the beef sirloin for chuck roast for and you’ll still get flavorful french dip sandwiches.
  • French Baguette: Swap your bread rolls for a french baguette to serve your jucy beef roast sandwiches.
  • Garlic Powder: If you don’t have minced garlic you can switch this out for one teaspoon of garlic powder.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge: Store the leftover meat and onions with the au jus sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Leftovers will be good in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: To freeze French dip, cool, wrap tightly, and label before storing for up to 2-3 months. You can also freeze leftover au jus in an airtight container.
  • Reheat: Thaw in the refrigerator and warm through on the stovetop or in the oven until reaching an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

What To Serve With This Recipe?

French Dip Sandwiches can go with a variety of different sides including chips, fries, and tater tots and more. Here are a few of my favorite sides:

  • Instant Pot Potato Salad: Creamy and flavorful, this Instant Pot creation ensures perfectly cooked potatoes in a tantalizing blend of mayo, mustard, and herbs.
  • Macaroni Salad: A timeless favorite, this macaroni salad is a medley of al dente pasta, crisp vegetables, and a zesty dressing for a refreshing side dish.
  • Instant Pot Beef Tips: Succulent beef tips cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot, bathed in a savory sauce, promising a hearty and delicious main course.
  • Tasty Broccoli Salad: A delightful combination of crisp broccoli florets, bacon, and a sweet-tangy dressing, this broccoli salad adds a fresh and flavorful element to your meal.
  • Macaroni and Cheese: Creamy, cheesy, and utterly satisfying, this classic mac and cheese offers the ultimate comfort, making it a timeless companion to your feast.
Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

FAQ’S

What Is French Dip?

The French dip sandwich, also known as a dipped beef sandwich, is a hot sandwich traditionally made with thinly sliced roast beef (or sometimes other meats) and melted Swiss cheese on a roll that is dipped into au jus. It is typically served with horseradish or mustard.

What Is AU Jus Sauce?

Au jus sauce is a French term that literally means “with juice.” It is referring to the broth or gravy that was made from the fluids secreted by the mat as it was cooked. In this recipe, your au jus sauce is what you drained off the meat and put in a bowl.

What Cut Of Beef Is Best For French Dip Sandwiches?

The ideal cut for French dip sandwiches is often a lean and tender option, such as sirloin or top round. These cuts respond well to slow cooking, resulting in juicy, flavorful meat for your sandwiches.

Can I Cook French Dip Using The Slow Cooker Function?

Certainly, you can use the slow cooker function on an Instant Pot to effortlessly create tender and flavorful French dip sandwiches by cooking a seasoned beef roast with broth, aromatics, and spices over an extended duration.

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Instant Pot Fench Dip Sandwiches are delicious and tasty and a all time favorite to make.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Set the instant pot to sauté and add the oil, beef, sliced onion and garlic. Sauté until beef is fully cooked. 
  2. Add broth, Worcestershire, soup, salt and pepper and pressure cook on high for 3 minutes.
  3. Manually release pressure and strain the juice into a bowl.
  4. 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. 
  5. Serve sandwiches with drained broth as a dipping sauce.

Notes

  • Flavor Infusion: Enhance the French dip's taste by adding minced garlic, onion powder, or a dash of Worcestershire sauce to the broth before cooking in the Instant Pot.
  • Crispy Upgrade: For a textural twist, toast the bread or rolls in the oven before assembling the sandwiches, ensuring a delightful crunch with each bite.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 854mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 24g

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