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Best Homemade French Dip Sandwich Being Dipped in Bowl of Au Jus

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich

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Easy French dip sandwich recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in instant pot. Tender chuck roast is cooked in broth, onions, and served in rolls and dipped in au jus on the side.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade french dip sandwiches
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Servings 8 People
Calories 572
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 3-4 pound Chuck roast
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 can Beer 12 oz. can
  • 1/2 cup Onion Sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely minced
  • 1 packet Au jus mix powder 1 oz. packet
  • 1/4 cup Water Or low sodium beef broth
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 8 Rolls Large, Brushed with garlic buttered and toasted in oven until golden brown
  • 8-10 slices Provolone cheese


  • Season roast with salt and pepper and keep aside.
  • Turn Instant Pot to “Saute”mode and heat oil.
  • Then, place the roast in the pressure cooker and sear all the sides.
  • Remove from Instant Pot and keep aside.
  • Add beer and deglaze, scraping all the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add onions, garlic and saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the roast back in the pot.
  • Sprinkle the dry Au jus mix over the roast.
  • Add water, bay leaf and mix everything together.
  • Put the lid on and turn up the the valve to “Sealing.” Select “Meat/Stew” mode and set the time for 100 minutes (1 hour and 40 minutes).
  • When the cook time is over, let the pressure release naturally for 20 minutes before turning the valve to “Venting.”
  • Open the lid and transfer meat to a serving dish and shred it with 2 forks.
  • Strain liquid in pressure cooker through a fine mesh strainer and serve this strained Au jus with sandwiches for dipping. On busy days, I just skip this straining step and shred the meat in the pressure cooker and it still tastes really good.
  • Pile meat onto toasted buttered rolls.
  • Optional: Top with cheese. Heat in oven on broiler setting until cheese starts melting. I also added some sliced jalapenos because I really like them.
  • Enjoy with the strained Au jus.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave. 


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 14mg