Instant Pot French Dip

5 from 9 reviews

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!



Serve with:

  • 10 oz. loaf French baguette
  • provolone cheese
  • horseradish sauce
  • fresh chopped parsley



  1. Heat oil in the instant pot set to the saute function.
  2. Season roast on all sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Sear roast, cooking for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until a dark golden brown crust forms on all sides. Set roast aside.
  4. Keeping the instant pot on the saute function, add onion and garlic along with a large pinch of salt and pepper, and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add a splash of beef broth to the pot and deglaze the pan, scraping all the yummy bits off the bottom.
  6. Add beef roast back to the instant pot.
  7. Add beef broth, Worcestershire, thyme, oregano and a couple large pinches of salt and pepper to the instant pot.
  8. Seal instant pot and pressure cook for 75 minutes using the manual setting.
  9. Let the instant pot naturally release.
  10. Shred beef with two forks.
  11. Slice French baguette lengthwise and place on a baking sheet, cut side up. Layer shredded beef on one side of the baguette and provolone on the other. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  12. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain cooking liquid from the instant pot and serve with French dip sandwiches.
  13. Drizzle with horseradish sauce and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.


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.


Keywords: shredded beef, shredded beef sandwich, instant pot beef