French Dip sandwich on a plate.

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

These Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are one of the best dinners you will make in your pressure cooker! The beef is ultra-tender and pairs perfectly with Provolone cheese on a toasted bun.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot French Dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
natural release 15 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 905 kcal
Author Anna


  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3.5 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 deli or hoagie rolls
  • 12 slices of Provolone cheese
US Customary - Metric


  1. Make sure the stainless steel insert is in your Instant Pot.
  2. Press saute setting. When the display shows HOT, add oil and heat up.
  3. Season meat on both sides with salt and pepper.
  4. Brown beef in the Instant Pot, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  5. Remove meat onto a plate and set aside.
  6. Add onion to the Instant Pot. Saute for 1 minute. Add garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. It should be very fragrant. The moisture from onion should help to deglaze the bottom of the Instant Pot. Scrape any cooked-on bits with a wooden spoon. This will prevent the burn message and it will ensure that the flavor is in the dish.
  8. Whisk beef broth, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce and add to the pot.
  9. Place meat in the liquid.
  10. Close the lid and set the valve to sealing position (newer IP models do it on their own).
  11. Make sure the Instant Pot is set to cook on HIGH pressure. Press "manual" setting and set timer to 60 minutes.
  12. Once the cooking cycle is done, press "cancel/off" and let the Instant Pot release the pressure naturally. That means do not touch the pressure valve. The pressure pin will drop once the pressure is out. That took 18 minutes for me.
  13. Carefully open the lid away from your face.
  14. Remove the meat onto a plate and shred with two forks. It should be falling apart tender.
  15. You can strain the liquid (called au jus) that is left in the pot to serve clear.
  16. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  17. To serve, slice the rolls open. Melt butter and mix with garlic powder. Spread on each roll.
  18. Toast in the oven for 4 minutes.
  19. Top one half of each roll with meat and top with two slices of cheese. Toast until the cheese is melted.
  20. Serve with au jus in ramekins.

Recipe Notes

  1. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  2. You can strain the au jus before serving. 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 905 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 215mg72%
Sodium 2094mg91%
Potassium 1003mg29%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 66g132%
Vitamin A 759IU15%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 494mg49%
Iron 16mg89%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.