Do you love French Dip Sandwiches? French Dip Sandwiches with Au Jus sauce are a hit with my family when cooked right. They can’t get enough of the good dipping sauce for their beef dip sandwiches, that is so flavorful. We think you’ll love this bite, after bite with all the juicy goodness, Au Jus sauce, onions and beef so tender. This is one of our Instant Pot Recipes but, you can make it in the crockpot if you don’t have one. It will just take sooo much longer.
French Dip Sandwiches
I have to admit I have tried several recipes for French Dip, then winged it changing, adding, and finding the right flavor profile my family would love before I decided this is the French dip recipe to share! Ta da
Before the other recipes didn’t pass the expert taster, my daughter who has a tongue for yum, and no filter when she doesn’t like something I make. Do you have a food critic in your house? I almost feel like when I get a thumbs up it’s like winning a tennis match. (I say tennis because that is what she plays but, really I feel like my kitchen can be the boxing ring. Victory or knockdown. Life with teens, lol.)
In this case, I’m holding up my PRIZE-WINNING FRENCH DIP SANDWICH, dipping, lifting, and princess waving.
I can feel the crowd cheering that a winning beef dip recipe has been made and is about to hit their plates!
Then she lifts the sandwich and takes a bite. WE HAVE A WINNER! Yes, this is it. Third times a charm, I digress to get The Best French Dip Sandwiches. I feel like I need a ribbon pinned to me!
- I hope you get a chance to add easy recipe to your meal planning recipes as it’s worth making and so easy to make. Let me show you how to make beef dip in the instant pot.
- This pressure cooker recipe can also be used in a crock-pot or slow cooker, and we share how.
- 2. 5 pounds Chuck Roast (boneless)
- 1 large Onion, or 2 medium-sized
- Garlic Cloves
- Spices (see printable recipe)
- Bottle of red wine
- Beef broth
- Worcestershire sauce
- Soy Sauce
- French Bread
How to make French Dip Sandwiches
How to make a French Dip
- Gather your ingredients
- Un-package and season your roast beef (we used a Beef Chuck roast)
- Slice onions on a clean cutting board
- Chop Garlic
- Saute onions, remove from pot
- Brown meat, remove from pot
- Remove onions and meat when finished browning
- Add wine to the instant pot (red) I used Barefoot’s pinot noir *Good enough for sipping.
- Reduce wine
- Add back your beef roast and onions
- Add all other ingredients, including beef broth and spices
- Cook in instant pot or crockpot (see cooking times in printable recipe)
Steps for cooking French Dip in the Instant Pot
Pre heat instant pot on saute. (If making in a crock-pot or slow cooker saute onions on your stove in olive oil, and transfer to your slow cooker.)
Finish sauteing your onions, pull them out and then add your boneless beef roast to the instant pot. I only left the onions in there a bit longer. I was juggling taking photos and cooking.
- (if using a crock-pot or slow cooker saute your beef roast in the same pan you cooked your onions in, and transfer it to the slow cooker).
Add vino, to the pot you have been sauteing in, cook until reduced wine, it will take about 5-7 minutes.
- (For the crockpot add it to the skillet you sauteed the onions and beef in.)
Next, add your beef and onions back to the instant pot. For Crock-pot and instant pot then add the rest of your ingredients, set your lid securely on. For your instant pot, set valve to sealing.
Program your instant pot for meat- stew for pressure cooking for one hour and 37 minutes for a 2. 5 lb. boneless beef roast. For the crock-pot cook for 6 hours on low. Adjust as needed for larger cuts of meat.
Remove cooked chuck roast from pot and slice beef for sandwiches. All the juicy goodness, onions and beef so tender is ready to be cut. This looks lighter as it’s not stirred, and light is shining on the image.
Before serving your French dip
We love using a San Francisco Style French Bread, (or baguette) toasted. When it’s ready slowly dip into the au jus sauce made from the beef stock, wine, spices….. honestly, it’s tasty and juicy! Worthy of two napkins. Maybe three.
Make this beef recipe any night of the week, game nights if you are hosting a football party or just looking for a new recipe to try. But, if you rather get precooked beef to make yours here’s a quick and easy French Dip Sandwiches recipe for four.
The instant pot has saved me so many times since I decided to break down to see why people love them so much. But, what I love the most about this recipe cooked in the instant pot is how tender the beef was for cooking it for such a short time compared to the crockpot.
I have tons of easy crockpot recipes that we love and cook over, and over again. I’m just saying, either way, these cooking tools are a must for your kitchen. Because you can be doing other things while your French dip is cooking. Win, win, win!
Bonus, leftovers that can be heated the next day on the stove or in the microwave for lunch. Who doesn’t like a good French dip sandwich?
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Looking for more good recipes to try?
- Easy Herb Roast Beef
- Beef Stir Fry (30 meal or less)
- Instant Pot Chicken Tacos + Avocado Topping
- Easy Crockpot Recipes
- Instant Pot Recipes