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Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are a delicious weeknight dinner! Tender and juicy chuck roast meat makes the perfect sandwich! Add to a toasty French bread roll along with provolone or Swiss cheese.

Servings 4
Author Emily Weeks, RDN, LD


  • 2 lb Sprout's Butcher Boneless Chuck Roast
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup red wine (Cabernet preferred)
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 8 oz beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 French bread rolls/hoagies
  • 4 slices white cheese of your choice (Pepper Jack, Provolone, Swiss cheese)


  1. Add oil to Instant Pot and press the “Sautee” button. 

  2. Season the roast generously on all sides with salt, pepper and the garlic powder. Sear the roast on all sides in the Instant Pot and set aside.

  3. Add red wine and onion powder to pot and let simmer until reduced by half, stirring occasionally. Add beef broth and bay leaf.

  4. Return roast to pot, close lid, and set pressure release to sealing. Press “Meat/Stew” and increase time for 80 minutes. Let the pot release steam naturally for 20 minutes. 

  5. Remove roast from pot and shred. Use liquid from pot for dipping. 

  6. Fill the rolls with meat and top with cheese. Place in 350 F oven for 5 minutes until cheese is melted. 

Recipe Notes

*Cooking times for different sizes of roasts*
Pressure cook time: for each additional pound of meat, cook for 40 minutes. 
Liquid amounts: Keep the red wine the same but add 4oz beef broth per pound over 2 pounds. 

*Slow Cooker instructions*
Although I did not test this recipe in a slow cooker, I would take an educated guess that you can cook it on low for 8 hours for the same result. Be sure to sear it on a pan on the stove top first. 

Recipe adapted from No. 2 Pencil