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instnat pot or crockpot french dip sandwich

French Dip Sandwiches

French Dip Sandwiches - These French Dips are the absolute best, and super easy to make in the Instant Pot or Crockpot!  This french dip recipe produces amazingly flavorful, tender roast beef that will melt in your mouth!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 604kcal
Author Nichole


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Pound Chuck Roast
  • 1 Onion Sliced
  • 1 Can French Onion Soup
  • 2 Cups Beef Broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 6 Hoagies
  • 6 Slices Provolone



  • Season the roast with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
    Turn the instant pot to saute and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, sear the roast on all sides until browned then remove from pot.
  • Add the onions to the instant pot and saute until onion is soft. Turn instant pot off.
    Pour the beef broth into the instant pot stirring and scraping any bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the onion soup and Worcestershire sauce, and roast.
  • Add the lid to the pot and seal. Cook on high pressure/manual for 60 minutes. Do a natural release for 20 minutes, then quick release.
    Remove meat from Instant Pot onto a large plate and slice or shred.
    Strain the liquid from the Instant Pot through a strainer into a bowl.
    Add meat and cheese to the buns, toast if desired.  Serve immediately with the au jus.


  • Season the roast with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
    Add the olive oil to a large pan over medium-high heat.  Sear the roast on all sides, then remove to a plate.  Add the onions to the pan and saute until soft.
  • Add the roast and onions to the crockpot, along with the broth, soup, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until meat is tender.  
  • Remove meat from the crockpot and slice or shred.  Strain the liquid (au jus) from the crockpot through a strainer into a bowl.  Add meat and cheese to the buns, toast if desired. Serve immediately with the au jus.


NOTE:  Cooking time listed is for the Instant Pot.  If you are making this in the Crockpot, follow the instructions for the 6-8 hour cooking time on LOW.
NOTE:  You do not have to sear the roast before making this if you choose. However, the meat will have more flavor if you sear first.


Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1209mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 14.5mg