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three beef french dip sandwiches on a baguette and au jus
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. It is the LITERAL best. Salty gravy, crusty bread and cheesy beef. nothing beats a great french dip!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french dip
Servings: 6 adults
Calories: 82 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1 3-4lb Beef Roast See NOTES
  • 3-4 tbs oil*
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbs cooking sherry
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp onion salt
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Mayonaise
  • Cheese
  • caramelized onions
  • salt for seasoning
  1. In instant pot add oil* to pan in saute mode. Sear beef roast on both sides until dark brown. 

  2. in separate bowl mix dry seasonings and broth together and pour over beef roast.  Cook on high 45 minutes, natural release.

Oven Instructions
  1. Place your roast in a roasting pan. (do not cover)
  2. Cook in a preheated oven @425 for 1 hour. While cooking prepare gravy by mixing dry spices and broth in bowl together. 

  3. After one hour turn oven  down to 200 pour broth mixture over roast

  4. Let cook in oven for 1.5-2 hours more. Until pull apart tender

  5. Take out and let rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Slice thin or shred!

  7. On toasted buns, spread mayo and layer Roast beef.
  8. Add cheese if desired and place under broiler till melted.
  9. **Use Drippings in pan for Au Ju dipping sauce. Strain if needed

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 82 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 2203mg96%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.