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Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches Recipe

These French Dips are delicious and super easy to make in the Instant Pot! This french dip recipe only has 2 ingredients, but have so much flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Instant Pot Recipe, easy slow cooker recipe, french dip, french dip sandwiches
Servings: 8
Calories: 487kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Fork

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds beef roast chuck roast or rump roast work great
  • 29 ounces condensed beef consomme* 2 (14.5 oz cans) - usually find by the soups and beef broth, but please see note below!
  • 8 buns  (we love hoagie buns, but any kind will work)

Instructions

  • Place roast in greased the Instant Pot. Pour consommé over the top of the roast.
  • Put the lid on and turn the knob to sealing.
  • Push the manual or pressure cook button and set the timer for 75 minutes (25 minutes per pound of roast).
  • When it is done cooking, let it do a natural release for at least 1 hour. This will make your meat very tender and fall-apart, so I highly recommend it! (Sometimes I will let the roast sit in the Instant Pot on warm for 6-8 hours and it makes it SO good!) Turn the valve to venting to let any remaining pressure release.
  • Remove roast and save extra juice for dipping! With 2 forks, shred roast (when it is done, it should pull apart easily . . . almost fall apart).
  • Serve meat on buns and use extra juice to dip sandwiches in.

Video

Notes

To make this a freezer meal:

Place roast and beef consomme into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 60 days.
When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 1/2 cup water in with the frozen food. Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 90-100 minutes (or about 30-35 minutes per pound of your roast). Do a NATURAL RELEASE when the timer is done – I even like to let it sit in the Instant Pot for a few hours so that it falls apart so easily. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.

*What to do if you can't find beef consomme:

Since the pandemic, beef consomme is hard to find! As a substitute, you can use condensed French Onion soup, condensed Beef Mushroom soup, or even beef broth.
To take this recipe over the top, add 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 Tablespoon soy sauce, 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, and 1 teaspoon dried rosemary.

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 813mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 14mg