Pressure Cooker Italian Drip Beef French Dip Sandwiches are juicy and very flavorful. Tender meat in a spiced gravy is as good, if not better than you will get at a restaurant.
Pressure Cooker Italian Drip Beef French Dip
We love sandwiches in this house and we love French Dip Sandwiches.
There is a very famous sandwich shop in Downtown, LA called Phillipe’s French Dip. I’ve been there many times over the years.
Legend has it that the owner, Phillipe Mathieu, who is French, was preparing a sliced beef sandwich for a policeman and accidently dropped the French roll into the roasting pan full of drippings from the meat
The officer loved the sandwich so much, he came back the next day and asked for another sandwich with the roll dipped into the pan juices.
Last time we visited the sandwich shop, we were not impressed with our meal, so, it gave me the idea to use an Instant Pot DUO Plus, Mealthy MultiPot or Pressure Cooker and make my own recipe at home.
This is a very short cut recipe with few ingredients. In my cookbook, This Old Gal Pressure Cooker Cookbook, you will find a wonderful French Dip recipe.
The tougher cuts of meat work best in this recipe, such as, Chuck Roast, Rump Roast, Shoulder Roast, Brisket, Top/Bottom round.
This is a great recipe for a Freezer Meal!
Trim your meat really well and then drop it into your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.
This recipe is so flexible, you can use lamb, pork or any other tough meat that needs a longer cook time.
If your roast is large, cut it into quarters.
I used a couple packets of Good Seasonings Italian Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix.
If you use plain Italian Seasoning, you will need to add some salt, if there is no salt in the mix.
For other tastes and flavor, you can use this same method to make a bazillion different recipes, just by changing up the seasonings.
I keep a lot of Homemade Pressure Cooker Bone Broth (Stock) in my freezer, so that is what I used. You can use any boxed or canned Beef Broth, Beef Stock or Beef Consommé.
Feel free to add any other type of stock to change up the flavors of your Pressure Cooker Italian Drip Beef French Dip.
We always have jars of Pepperoncinis in the house, as my husband loves to put them on sandwiches.
Toss at least 16 of them into your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
Both give similar results.
This looks so delicious.
If you let the pot sit for a while, you will be able to scoop out some of the liquid fat.
Remove the chunk of meat from the Pressure Cooker cooking pot and use two forks or Meat Shredder Claws (that I own, but forgot to use) to shred it up really well.
Allow the Juice to cool in the refrigerator, so that the fat will rise to the surface.
And skim it off.
Or use a Fat Separator to remove all the fat and grease right away.
Shred the meat really well, don’t miss any, as you don’t want chunks in your Pressure Cooker Italian Drip Beef French Dip sandwich.
Place the meat back into the pot of juice and you are ready to serve.
If you refrigerated your Pressure Cooker Italian Drip Beef French Dip overnight, after shredding, just place the meat back into the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker and heat for five minutes.
Good deli rolls are very important. French Bread, Sour Dough bread all work well too! If you want a really nice way of toasting in your Air Fryer, check out this silly recipe Air Fryer Perfectly Toasted Toast, which makes the best toast and bagels. If you don’t have an Air Fryer, a toaster or oven will also work.
Rub fresh garlic on the buns, or sprinkle some garlic powder and then spread with butter or Ghee.
You can use butter, if you like. I love to use Homemade Ghee as much as possible, as it tastes great and holds up under high temperatures.
Toast buns, face side up until slightly golden.
Add your meat and Pepperoncinis on top of the bottom roll. Cheryl, from one of my cooking groups, loves Spicy Pickles on her sandwich!
If you like, you can dip your bread into the juice first and close it right up. That would be a proper “French Dip.”
If you like cheese, add any melting cheese on top of your sandwich. Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, Muenster, Munchie, Oaxana, etc.
Place the bottom of the sandwich back in your Air Fryer or Toaster Oven and let it melt for about 20 seconds. My husband loves cheese, so he got a good amount.
I don’t like cheese on my meat sandwiches, so I went without.
Using a Fine Mesh Strainer, pour some of the juice into a Bellemain Porcelain Ramekins and serve one to each person.
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- Instant Pot Smart DUO60
- GoWISE USA 5.8 Quart Air Fryer
- J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Culina Stackable (Dry) Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
- Anchor Hocking Glass (Liquid) Measuring Cups
- Alpha Armour Salt Box with Spoon
- John Boos Maple Cutting Board with Groove
- 3.5 Quart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl
- Reditainer Extreme Freezer Containers
- Freezer Labels
- Bellemain Porcelain Ramekins
- Good Seasonings Italian Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix
- Homemade Pressure Cooker Bone Broth (Stock)
- Homemade Ghee – for the French Bread
- Meat Shredder Claws
- Fat Separator
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Here is the handy printable recipe:
Pressure Cooker Italian Drip Beef French Dip
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- Trim your roast and cut into 4 pieces. Place Roast, Consommé, Seasoning packets, Salt, Water, 1/2 jar Pepperocini Juice and 16 Pepperoncini Peppers to Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
- Lock on lid and close Pressure Valve. Cook at High Pressure for 55 minutes. When Beep sounds, allow a Full Natural Pressure Release.
- Remove beef from pot and shred well. Skim fat off juice and return beef to cooking pot.
- Butter both sides of Deli Rolls and sprinkle garlic on both sides. Place in Air Fryer or under the boiler and toast until slightly golden. Place meat on top of bottom half of Deli Roll and top with cheese, if desired. Melt cheese in Air Fryer or under broiler.
- Place a couple of Pepperoncini Peppers on top of meat. Place top bun and cut sandwich on the diagonal. Serve with a Ramekin full of juice, for dipping.