Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

This recipe for Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Can be prepped easily in a pressure cooker and is kid-approved!

This recipe for Pressure Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches is perfect for a weeknight - can be prepped easily in an Instant Pot is kid-approved!

Part 5 of the Best of FMBC series has always been one of my favorite Instant Pot meals. It's so simple to prep (no veggie chopping or real ingredient prep needed) and everybody in our family, kids included, always loves it. There is so much flavor in these Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches without them being spicy. If you're worried about the heat from the pepperoncini peppers – don't be! They give it a nice kick without being all that hot.

sandwich on a plate

This one originally appeared in my Original Instant Pot Boot Camp – and has been a fan favorite ever since. It's one of the longer cook times in this series, but I think 90 minutes is absolutely necessary to make the meat fall-apart tender. Trust me, it's worth the wait!

Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwich on a plate

As a reminder: I’ll be sharing a recipe for each week of the summer (10 weeks total). On the 11th week, I’ll have a full pack of printables, recipes, and prep instructions to make all of these recipes at once for your freezer, just like my other Freezer Meal Boot Camps! (UPDATE: The full freezer meal boot camp is now available here!)  You can check out the other recipes in this series below:

In each of these posts, I’ll share how to make the recipe from either fresh or frozen. (And a note: if you’ve done my boot camps before, these recipes might vary slightly from the original version to make overall prep easier.)

Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

This recipe for Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches is perfect for a weeknight dinner – can be prepped easily in a pressure cooker and is kid-approved!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 458 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredient List 1: If freezing, put the following in your freezer container:

  • 3 lb boneless chuck roast
  • 10-12 pepperoncini peppers plus 1/4 cup juice from the jar
  • 2 packs Italian dressing mix
  • 2 tsp better than bouillon beef

Ingredients Needed For Serve Day:

  • 1 pack hoagie buns
  • 1 pack sliced provolone cheese
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 mangoes
  • 3 kiwi

Instructions
 

(If Prepping From Frozen) On Serve Day…

  • Thaw your meal enough to pop out of the freezer container.
  • Add frozen meal & 1 cup water to IP.
  • Set IP for high, 90 minutes. Once cook cycle is up, allow pressure to naturally release for 10-15 minutes before manually releasing remaining pressure.
  • While the IP is cooking, peel and cut fruits into bite-sized pieces; combine. Split and toast hoagie buns (if desired).
  • Once cook cycle is up and pressure is released, shred meat in juices. Add to buns and top with 1-2 slices of cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes to melt cheese.

(If Prepping From Fresh) On Serve Day…

  • Add ingredients from list 1 & 1 cup water to IP.
  • Set IP for high, 90 minutes. Once cook cycle is up, allow pressure to naturally release for 10-15 minutes before manually releasing remaining pressure.
  • While the IP is cooking, peel and cut fruits into bite-sized pieces; combine. Split and toast hoagie buns (if desired).
  • Once cook cycle is up and pressure is released, shred meat in juices. Add to buns and top with 1-2 slices of cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes to melt cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 458kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 36gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 228mgPotassium: 893mgFiber: 4gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 751IUVitamin C: 111mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 5mg
Keyword italian beef, sandwich
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Hope you enjoy!

(UPDATED: You can now find the full Best of Freezer Meal Boot Camp, including full prep instructions and labels, here!)

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2 Comments

  1. Listed under ingredients for serve day, it reads:
    1 pack hoagie buns
    1 pack sliced provolone cheese
    1 pineapple
    1 cup blueberries
    2 mangoes
    3 kiwi
    Probably just a typo, but otherwise, what is the pineapple, blueberries, mango and kiwi for?
    Thank you!

    1. Those are for the fruit salad that you’ll serve as a side for the sandwiches!