4 from 3 votes
Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 45 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins

Great meal to bring to parties or to serve your family!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner, french dip sandwich, instant pot
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 936 kcal
Author: Wondermom Wannabe
  • 3 lb pot roast - we used a inner-blade cut
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine - optional can use broth to replace
  • 1-16 oz carton beef broth
  • Olive oil as needed
  • 1 teaspoon thyme or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oregano or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon basil or to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 French Rolls for serving
  • 10-12 slices provolone cheese for serving
  1. Season your chuck roast with the thyme, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to your Instant Pot and select the Saute setting.
  3. Place the roast in the Instant Pot and sear on each side (about 3-4 minutes in between turns). This keeps the juices in the roast while it pressure cooks.
  4. Remove the pot roast to a plate as you prepare the broth.
  5. Place the onions and garlic in the Instant Pot and saute until the onions are translucent.
  6. Add the wine and scrape the bottom of the Instant Pot to loosen any bits of onion or roast that may be stuck. Simmer and let reduce to about half the volume before adding the beef broth.
  7. Place the roast back into the instant pot and turn off the saute setting.
  8. Select the meat/stew setting and increase the time to 90 minutes.
  9. After the Instant Pot is done, allow to natural release as you prepare your side dishes and buns, at least 15 minutes.
  10. Brush some olive oil on the cut french rolls and place them in an oven set to broil for 2 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Shred the roast and portion out onto the sandwiches.
  12. Strain the broth to make au jus for dipping.
  13. Add two slices of provolene cheese to each sandwich and return under the broiler for 1 minute to allow the cheese to melt.
  14. Serve each sandwich with a small bowl of au jus for dipping.
Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers Freestyle = 18 Points per serving for 6 servings, could be lower if there is a lower point bread and cheese option used.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 936 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 269mg90%
Sodium 1187mg52%
Potassium 1319mg38%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 99g198%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 608mg61%
Iron 18mg100%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.