Cooking dinner during the week has always been difficult for me. Between sporting events, school events, and anything else that may come up, dinner is almost always an after-thought. So you can imagine my excitement when I found the magic of a pressure cooker. Super easy meals, delicious and almost ZERO prep work! If you’re a fellow pressure-cooker fanatic, we’ve got an awesome recipe your whole family will enjoy! Here’s one of my families favorite weeknight dinners – french dip sandwiches! Here’s how to get started.
- 3-4 lb chuck roast or bottom round beef roast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1.25 oz pkg dry au jus mix
- 3 Tbsp butter melted
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 12 slices of provolone cheese
- 8 large rolls
- 1 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley optional
Let roast rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before searing.
Add olive oil to pressure cooker and hit saute button.
Season roast with salt, pepper and onion powder. Sear roast on all sides in a pressure cooker.
Sprinkle the Au jus packet over the roast, then pour beer over the roast.
Close the lid and make sure pressure release valve is set to sealing. Turn pressure cooker to Meat/Stew function and set time to 100 (1 hour and 40 minutes) minutes.
After the 100 minute cooking time is complete let pressure cooker naturally release for 25 minutes, then turn the valve to venting to release any excess pressure.
Remove lid and transfer meat to serving plate, shred meat.
Set oven to broil and place sandwich rolls on a baking sheet.
In a small bowl combine butter and garlic powder. Brush over rolls and broil under low heat for 3-4 minutes, just until golden brown.
Pile meat onto rolls and top with cheese. Return to broiler and heat just until cheese has started to melt.
Top sandwiches with freshly chopped parsley.
Strain liquid left in pressure cooker with a fine mesh strainer. Serve strained Au jus with sandwiches for dipping.
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, a slow cooker will work perfectly fine with this recipe. If you are a newbie with a pressure cooker, this is a great recipe to find your footing and start experimenting with! What are some of your favorite weeknight dinners? Let us know in the comments below!
Recipe via Julie’s Eat and Treats.