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Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Sure thing! This Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich is my go-to comfort food. Tender beef, melted cheese, and a savory dip make it a hit every time. It's easy, delicious, and oh-so-satisfying!

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I've discovered a dynamite combination that'll leave anyone craving for more: Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich. Brimming with tantalizing flavors, this creation is my shortcut to gourmet-level dining. Melt-in-your-mouth beef, a punch from aromatic garlic and onion, and a tang from soy and Worcestershire - All, made easy with my trusty Instant Pot. Topped off with a slice of Provolone, this is not your average sandwich. Trust me, you'll be reaching for that second serving.

Ingredients for Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

  • Beef chuck roast: Tender and flavorful cut of meat that shreds beautifully, adding richness and depth to the French dip sandwich.
  • Onion: Adds sweetness and depth of flavor to the cooking liquid, enhancing the overall taste of the French dip sandwich.
  • Garlic: Infuses a savory aroma and taste into the beef broth, creating a rich and aromatic base for the sandwich.
  • Beef broth: Provides a savory and meaty flavor base for cooking the beef chuck roast, adding depth to the French dip.
  • Soy sauce: Adds umami richness and depth of flavor to the cooking liquid, enhancing the savory profile of the French dip.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Contributes a tangy and savory flavor to the cooking liquid, enhancing the overall taste of the French dip sandwich.
  • Dried thyme: Adds earthy and herbaceous notes to the cooking liquid, complementing the beef and enhancing the overall flavor profile.
  • French rolls: Serve as the vessel for the French dip sandwich, providing a crispy exterior and soft interior to hold the flavorful fillings.
  • Provolone cheese: Melts beautifully over the shredded beef, adding a creamy and slightly tangy element to the French dip sandwich.

Essential Tools for Making French Dip Sandwiches in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the beef chuck roast to tender perfection.
  • Baking sheet: Used to toast the French rolls and melt the provolone cheese for the sandwiches.
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Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich Recipe

This Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich Recipe is a delicious and easy way to make a classic sandwich. Tender beef chuck roast is cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot and served on French rolls with melted provolone cheese. Perfect for a quick and satisfying meal!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 650 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Broiler

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 0.25 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 French rolls
  • 8 slices provolone cheese

Instructions
 

  • Season the beef chuck roast with salt and pepper.
  • Place the roast in the Instant Pot and add the onion, garlic, beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme.
  • Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 60 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 15 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
  • Remove the beef from the Instant Pot and shred with two forks.
  • Slice the French rolls in half and place them on a baking sheet.
  • Top each roll with the shredded beef and a slice of provolone cheese.
  • Place the sandwiches under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve the sandwiches with the cooking liquid from the Instant Pot for dipping.

Notes

Serve the sandwiches with the cooking liquid from the Instant Pot for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 650kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 45gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 1200mgPotassium: 800mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 400mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Beef, French Dip Sandwich, Instant Pot
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Tips for Preparing French Dip Sandwiches Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the beef according to the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the beef to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • When ready to serve, reheat the beef in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the beef according to the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the beef to cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating in the microwave or on the stovetop.

When making this recipe, try adding a splash of red wine vinegar to the cooking liquid for an extra depth of flavor.

Common Questions About Making French Dip Sandwiches in the Instant Pot

FAQ:
Can I use a different cut of beef for this recipe?
While chuck roast is ideal for this recipe due to its flavor and tenderness, you can also use beef brisket or bottom round as alternatives.
How can I make this recipe gluten-free?
To make this recipe gluten-free, ensure you use gluten-free soy sauce or tamari in place of regular soy sauce.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the beef filling ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just assemble the sandwiches when ready to serve.
Can I freeze the leftover beef filling?
Absolutely! You can freeze the leftover beef filling in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
What can I serve with these French dip sandwiches?
These French dip sandwiches pair well with a side of au jus for dipping, a crisp green salad, or some roasted vegetables.

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