Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches - with instructions for slow cooker
Servings 4 people


  • 3-4 pound beef chuck roast (about 2" thick)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6-8 medium yellow onions , sliced
  • 1 packet beefy onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon "Better than Bouillon" beef base
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6-8 sub rolls
  • 12-14 slices of cheese


Instant Pot Instructions

  • Season all sides of chuck roast with onion powder and garlic powder.
  • Cut into three pieces)
  • Drizzle olive oil into pot
  • Place meat into pot.
  • Add onions, beefy onion soup mix, "Better than Bouillon", apple cider vinegar, and water.
  • Cook Manual HIgh for 45-47 minutes
  • NPR 10 minutes
  • Cut and place on toasted sub rolls with cheese.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium to high heat. Sear the roast on all sides, browning it. Use a pair of tongs to turn the roast.
  • Put the browned roast in the crockpot. Place the sliced onions in the pot, around the roast. Sprinkle the roast with seasonings. Add the apple cider and cook on low for about 5-6 hours or until the meat is tender.
  • Place the roast on a cutting board and slice it thinly. Place the sliced meat back into the juices.
  • Turn the oven to 375 degrees F. Place your rolls in the oven to make them crunchy. Slice the rolls and place the bottoms on a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Place a layer of meat on the bottom, then onions and drizzle with a little au jus. Top each sandwich with several slices of cheese. Place the sandwiches in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Place the top of the sub roll on and enjoy. Dip in remaining au jus.


Instant Pot instructions adapted from the Food Lion slow cooker recipe