Pressure Cooker | April 20, 2018

Easy French Dip Recipe

This easy french dip recipe is a go-to for me on so many occasions. I love it for comfort food Sunday, serving it for guests, or a quick weeknight dinner because my kids love it so much! Now I’ve included how to make this in your instant pot!

A close up of easy French dip sandwiches stacked on top of each other

How to make French Dip Sandwiches

You need a nice, lean roast to have the best french dip. I’m sharing two ways to cook it to perfection. For years I’ve slow cooked it in the oven, but now that we have all the instant pots I’ve been making it in that.

  1. Sear it on both sides
  2. Add beef consume, onions and cook!

Thats it!

sliced beef roast with crusty bread and dipping sauces to make easy french dip sandwiches

What roast is best for french dip

A great beef roast for french dip sandwiches is a chuck roast. You want one that is lean with great marbling. Marbling is when you see thin white lines throughout the roast.  If you cannot find this (which happens to me quite a lot) feel free to branch out and pick another beef roast that looks better.

French dip sandwich with fries on a plate

Au Jus Gravy Recipe

Au Jus (ah-joo) Gravy recipe isn’t really a recipe at all. It’s the drippings leftover in the pan. Add enough liquid into the pot when you’re cooking your meat so while it cooks it also flavors the gravy. When the meat if fully cooked, remove it from the liquid and strain out any chunks of  meet/onions. Add salt or pepper for flavor!

This part of the recipe is my kids very favorite. They love dipping their sandwich’s in this steamy salty savory gravy!

Also- serve these sandwiches with a side of garlic parmesan fries and you will not be sad about it!

garlic parmesan fries in a bowl topped with parmesan

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Two easy french dip sandwiches stacked on top of each toher
Easy French Dip Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

This easy French Dip recipe really is a simple dinner that is savory and filling. I promise that you're going to enjoy!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french dip
Servings: 6 adults
Calories: 98 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 3-4lb Beef Roast See NOTES
  • 2 cans Beef consume
  • 1 package of buns
  • Mayonaise
  • Cheese
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • salt for seasoning
  • 3-4 tbs oil*
Instructions
  1. Instant Pot Instructions

    In instant pot add oil* to pan in saute mode. Sear beef roast on both sides until dark brown. Add onions on top and beef consume. Cook  on high 45 minutes, natural release. 

  2. Oven Instructions

    Place your roast in a roasting pan. (do not cover)

  3. Cook in a preheated oven @425 for 1 hour.
  4. After one hour turn oven off (or down to 200) pour in 2-3 cans of beef consume and water.
  5. Let cook in oven for 1.5-2 hours more.
  6. Take out and let rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Slice thin!
  8. On toasted buns, spread mayo and layer Roast beef.
  9. Add cheese if desired and place under broiler till melted.
  10. **Use Drippings in pan for Au Ju dipping sauce.
Recipe Notes

*A great beef roast for french dip sandwiches is a chuck roast. You want one that is lean with great marbling. Marbling is when you see thin white lines throughout the roast.  If you cannot find this (which happens to me quite a lot) feel free to branch out and pick another beef roast that looks better. 

*If cooking in a pressure cooker you can get any size roast. The pressure cooker will compensate for the size by taking longer or short time to come to pressure and natural releasing. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy French Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 10.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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    1. Chuck roast, or any roast that looks good in your specific grocery store. And because the pressure cooker cooks based on size you can get a roast that is as big or small that will fit your needs.