{Instant Pot} Pressure Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

{Instant Pot} Pressure Cooker French Dip Sandwiches


  • 3-4 lb chuck roast or bottom round beef roast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1.25 oz pkg dry au jus mix
  • 12 oz can beer
  • 3 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 12 slices of provolone cheese
  • 8 large rolls
  • 1 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley optional


  1. Let roast rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before searing.
  2. Add olive oil to pressure cooker and hit saute button. 
  3. Season roast with salt, pepper and onion powder. Sear roast on all sides in pressure cooker. 
  4. Sprinkle the Au jus packet over the roast, then pour beer over the roast. 
  5. Close lid and make sure pressure release valve is set to sealing. Turn pressure cooker to Meat/Stew function and set time to 100 (1 hr 40 minutes) minutes. 
  6. After the 100 minute cooking time is complete let pressure cooker naturally release for 25 minutes, then turn valve to venting to release any excess pressure. 
  7. Remove lid and transfer meat to serving plate, shred meat. 
  8. Set oven to broil and place sandwich rolls on a baking sheet. 
  9. In a small bowl combine butter and garlic powder. Brush over rolls and broil under low heat for 3-4 minutes, just until golden brown. 
  10. Pile meat onto rolls and top with cheese. Return to broiler and heat just until cheese has started to melt.
  11. Top sandwiches with freshly chopped parsley.
  12. Strain liquid left in pressure cooker with a fine mesh strainer. Serve strained Au jus with sandwiches for dipping. 


This can also be made in your crock pot or slow cooker. Simple sear on stop top using a skillet over medium heat. 
Instead of pressure cooking, place roast, au jus and beer in slow cooker and cook on low 8 hours.

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