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Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich being served on a white plate.

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich

This Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich gives you "fall apart" tender meat in a fraction of the time it takes in a slow cooker. Perfectly seasoned chuck roast and onions are prepared in your Pressure Cooker and served on a hoagie roll with melted provolone cheese. Serve with Au Jus for an authentic French Dip experience!
Course Main Dish, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, pressure cooker, roast beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Calories 637kcal


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 chuck eye beef roast about 2.5 to 3 lbs (mine was 3.18lbs)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 large onions sliced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 hoagie buns
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • butter


  • Add oil to instant pot and set to saute. Add beef roast and sear on both sides until browned. Carefully remove meat from pot and set aside.
    Sear chuck roast in instant pot
  • Add onions and continue to sauteĀ until tender.
    Cook onions in Instant pot for french dip
  • Add broth and bay leaf. Use wooden spoon to scrape up brown bits of onions and beef from bottom of pan. Return meat to pot and add seasonings.
  • Place the lid on the instant pot and seal shut. Close the pressure release valve and seal shut. Set the pot to manual, high pressure for 100 minutes.
    French Dip meat cooked in instant pot
  • When cooking cycle is complete, let pressure naturally release for 30 minutes. Open pot and carefully remove meat and shred.
    Shredded French Dip meat
  • Set the Instant Pot to saute and let the remaining cooking broth come to a boil. This will be your Au Jus.
  • Add meat to a hoagie bun and top with a slice of cheese. Add butter to the top bun and broil for 2-3 minutes until bun is crispy and cheese is melted. Serve with au jus for dipping.
    French Dip out of the broiler