Decadent and flavorful french dip sandwiches made in the Instant Pot pressure cooker for a quick and flavorful meal.
If you want fall apart tender, flavorful, and oh so juicy french dip, then look no further. Cooking your roast in the instant pot to make an amazing French Dip is like what the pressure cooker was made to do. It is living its best life when a chuck roast is inserted in it. Trust me on this one.
Since the Instant Pot is designed to be such a multifunctional pot, it is perfect for making something like a french dip because you can sear your roast, then cook it all in the same pan! Amazing. And it only takes about 2 hours start to finish to get a totally tender, absolutely amazing french dip meat! It takes me 8-10 hours in the slow cooker, so while you can totally make this in the slow cooker, trust me, it is sooooo awesome in the instant pot.
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How do you make French Dip Sauce?
- Ok, I have to tell you, that making your own au jus is absolutely key to a delicious french dip sandwich. You could in theory use a packet. But one of the best parts of this Instant Pot recipe is the same stuff that flavors the meat makes for an awesome french dip sauce.
- The broth and seasonings you cook the meat in is going to double as your au jus. Once you finish cooking the roast, you have to strain it to make your dipping sauce.
What kind of meat do you use in a French Dip?
- Typically when cooking a french dip, you use a chuck roast.
- You want a chuck roast that is well marbled. The marbling makes it juicier and keeps it moist.
- The draw back to a well marbled chuck roast is you will want to trim all the fat off when you shred it so that you do not end up with a mouthful of fat.
- And take a look at it, doesn’t it just look so juicy and delicious? Well that is because it is.
What kind of cheese do you use in a French Dip?
- The best kind of cheese for a french dip is Provolone. But one thing I have found when it comes to cooking is that the best meals are the ones that use your favorite ingredients. If you want cheddar, use cheddar. If you want swiss, use swiss. Use what you want!
Instant Pot French Dip Tips
- Make sure you spread some olive oil over the bottom of the pot before searing the roast.
- Deglaze the bottom of the pot. If you do not cook with any wine, use some beef stock. If you don’t, the instant pot will have trouble pressurizing because it will read as burning.
- To get the most amazingly tender meat, you want to make sure to let it cook for the full 100 minutes, and to naturally depressurize for 30.
- When moving the valve to “steaming”, even after you let it naturally depressurize, it might still spit a little, so put a rag over the valve so you don’t get burned.
- When everything is done, and you assemble your sandwich, it is helpful to rub butter on the buns and toast them a little.
- Garnish! A little fresh parsley lightens things up a little, and makes everything even better.
Is your mouth watering yet?
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