These Instant Pot French Dip sandwiches are loaded with tender, juicy, shredded beef that cooks in just about 90 minutes from start to finish! This one will quickly earn a spot in your monthly family dinner rotation!
Don't skip the sear! The sear is really going to add another layer of flavor to the meat and help it to lock in all the juices and keep it moist. It's so convenient that the instant pot has the saute function built right in so instead of dirtying another dish and firing up the stove, you can saute the roast right in the instant pot! Trust me, it's worth the extra few minutes.
It can be tempting to just use the quick release setting when you're finished cooking the beef. I urge you not to, however! The natural release setting is going to slowly allow the pressure to reduce and the steam to escape. This will ensure that the meat stays tender and juicy and doesn't dry out. The quick release setting is going to allow the steam to escape quickly and along with the steam will go all of the juices leaving you with a dried out roast!
You can also cook a larger roast - say 3-4 pounds - using this recipe too! You'll just need to increase the pressure cooking time. I'd recommend for a 3-4 pound roast cooking for 90 minutes and then testing to see if it's tender. If it's not, just seal it up again and cook for another 15-20 minutes.
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