Instant Pot (And Slow Cooker) French Dip Sandwiches

These French Dips are delicious and super easy to make in the Instant Pot or the slow cooker! This french dip recipe only has 2 ingredients, but your family will think you have been cooking for hours in your kitchen.

I’ve made this recipe two ways, in the Instant Pot, and in the Slow cooker.

The cooking methods deliver the same, amazingly flavorful beef.  Both were tender and delicious. Just the cooking times were very different.

Whichever way you decide to make these, you won’t be disappointed!

Many times I forget to throw my food in the slow cooker in the morning. That is one of the main reasons I use my Instant Pot so much more!

With two ways to cook this recipe, I feel like we can enjoy it year round.  I love it because either method keeps my house cool in the summer.  But, it’s nice warm comfort food in the fall and winter.

This recipe requires 2 main ingredients, and the meat cooks right in the au jus which is amazing for dipping!

Can You Double the Recipe?

The answer is yes. If you are cooking it in the Instant Pot you can double it and the time will stay the same.

You will want to double your liquid if you double the meat, just so there is enough liquid in there to have for dipping.

Related Article: Making sandwiches in the Instant Pot has become a quick favorite! Make sure you don’t miss our Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Cook French Dip Sandwiches with frozen meat

In the Instant Pot you will want to cook a 3 pound roast for two hours. If you are cooking it in the slow cooker, I would highly suggest cooking it for over 10 hours.

WATCH HOW TO MAKE IP French Dip Sandwiches (video)

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Find the printable SLOW COOKER French Dip Sandwich Recipe HERE.

Serves: 8

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

5 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 2-3 pound roast (either beef or pork- we use whatever is on sale that week!)
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) beef consomme (I can always find this mixed in with the soups)
  • 6-8 buns (we love hoagie buns, but any kind will work)


  1. Place roast in greased the Instant Pot. Pour consomme over the top of the roast.
  2. Put the lid on and turn the knob to sealing.
  3. Push the manual or pressure cook button and set the timer for 60 minutes.
  4. When it is done cooking, let it do a natural release for about 15-20 minutes. This will make your meat tender. Then turn the valve to venting to let any remaining pressure release.
  5. Remove roast and save extra juice for dipping! With 2 forks, shred roast (when it is done, it should pull apart easily . . . almost fall apart).
  6. Serve meat on buns and use extra juice to dip sandwiches in.


To make this a quick and easy freezer meal, place roast in a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag and pour beef consomme on top. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Place contents of bag inside slow cooker. Cook on "MANUAL" of "MEAT" setting and cook for 60 minutes. Turn the knob to to venting to let the steam out. Remove roast from the Instant Pot and save extra juice for dipping! With 2 forks, shred roast and serve meat on buns.



3625 cal


190 g


186 g


281 g
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7 Responses to “Instant Pot (And Slow Cooker) French Dip Sandwiches”

    • This post has instructions for both. If you watch the You Tube video imbedded in the post, it will show you how to make it in your instant pot. The instructions in the recipe portion of this post tell you how to make them in the slow cooker. Hope this helps.
  1. If I'm reading this correctly, in the top paragraphs you state that the cooking time in the instant pot requires 2 hours but then on the recipe it says 60 minutes... Which would be the correct time... Or would the two hours be for using frozen meat? I learned how to cook with my instant pot through you and have made a lot of your recipes... Thank you!
  2. Hi Kristen, I saw a recipe for Au Jus Beef shredded called for a 4 lb roast, envelope of lipton onion soup and 2 cans of beef broth to be marinated overnight in frig...then cook for 80 minutes then let sit for 6 as I'm going through your website...I can't find it.....I'm making it right now but wish I could find that recipe....

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