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Instant Pot Italian Beef

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Instant Pot Italian Beef is tasty to eat alone or pile on a hearty hoagie bun and make an Italian beef sandwich. If you have a beef roast and looking for an Instant Pot roast recipe, you need to try this recipe.

Skip the bun and use sweetener in replace of sugar for a keto-friendly recipe.

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Tender roast that is seasoned and loaded with rich flavor. Chuck roast, spices, and pepperoncini peppers come together for one insane dinner recipe. Try my Enchilada Pasta recipe as well for another Instant Pot recipe.

Instant Pot Italian Beef

I love pot roast, but let’s be honest, it can get boring. Instead of your Sunday roast, whip up this Italian Beef with a homemade Italian beef seasoning to help the dish stand out from other recipes.

What Type of Meat Do You Use For Italian Beef

I used a beef roast for my Italian Beef. Chuck roast is a nice affordable cut of meat. You can also buy other beef roasts that your store carries. Look for a roast that has a nice marbling to it.

Make sure the white marbling is white and not yellow-colored, and the meat is red and looks fresh.

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Italian Beef Seasoning

It takes minutes to make your own Italian beef seasoning and you will find it lowers the sodium level compared to packets you can buy.

Garlic salt, onion powder, Italian seasoning and more comes together with the perfect seasoning blend for your roast.

italian beef sandwich

How To Make An Italian Beef Sandwich

If you want to transform this Italian beef Instant Pot recipe into a sandwich cook the meat accordingly. Then load it up on a hoagie bun and feel free to top with provolone cheese.

Then toss in the oven under broil for a minute or two to melt down the cheese.

What Can I Use To Substitute Beef Broth In Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe

If you don’t have beef broth or want to use something different you can reach for beef bone broth or vegetable broth. Or if you are a fan of bouillon cubes you can use beef.

Chicken flavored broth will change the flavor a bit, so I recommend vegetable or beef to get a better flavor.

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Why Do You Saute Roast In Pressure Cooker Before Cooking

You want to saute the roast and get a crust on the outside of your roast. I have found this step helps lock in tons of flavor and will really add a nice texture to your roast. Just saute on the Instant Pot and use olive oil to help it brown up.

Make sure to scrape the bottom of your pot to ensure nothing is stuck, so you don’t get a burn notice.

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How Long Does Instant Pot Italian Beef Take To Cook In The Pressure Cooker

  1. You will want to saute your roast on all sides making sure to brown the meat.
  2. This is going to lock in tons of flavor to your roast and give it a nice texture. Then you will cook for 60 minutes.
  3. Followed by a natural release which will help to tenderize your roast.
  4. It takes a bit for pressure cooking but it will be an incredible dinner for you and your family.

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What Size Instant Pot Did I Use

I used my 6 quart Instant Pot. Now if you have an 8 quart I would suggest increasing your liquid by two cups to ensure it cooks properly.

 How To Store Leftover Instant Pot Beef

You can store your leftover beef in the fridge for up to three days. If you want to store it longer, freeze your leftover beef.

Just place in an airtight container or bag and store in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to reheat it.

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Low Carb Italian Beef

This is a lower carb Italian Beef if you skip the sandwich. Serve with some cauliflower rice or eat alone for a hearty and protein-packed dinner or lunch option. I don’t always eat it with bread, because it is flavorful enough as is, you don’t need extra ingredients.

instant pot freezer italian beefInstant Pot Italian Beef Freezer Meal

  1. Add your pot roast in a sealable bag.
  2. Add in your pepperoncini peppers, sugar, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, onion powder, salt and pepper in bag.
  3. Place in freezer for up to three months.

How To Cook Frozen Italian Beef Roast in Pressure Cooker

  1. Place the roast and contents in the Instant Pot.
  2. Pour in 3 cups of beef broth. Seal the instant pot lid, and do 60 minutes.
  3. Allow your pressure cooker to fully naturally release this will take around 30 minutes.
  4. When done open lid and shred the meat.
  5. Use the sauce for dipping if you would like.
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Instant Pot Italian Beef - Keto Friendly

Yield: 1 roast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Instant Pot Italian Beef is tasty to eat alone or pile on a hearty hoagie bun and make an Italian beef sandwich. If you have a beef roast and looking for an Instant Pot roast recipe, you need to try this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 5 lb roast
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (if keto use sweetener or leave it out)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Pinch celery salt
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup pepperoncini peppers, with juice

Instructions

  1. Season your roast with the mix of spices, and then make sure to pat it on well.
  2. Put oil in the Instant Pot and then saute to brown on all sides. It will take around 2 minutes for each side.
  3. Once your roast is browned you will then add in your broth and peppers to the mix. Make sure to scrape the bottom of your IP to remove any stuck on meat or seasoning so you don't get burn notice.
  4. Now cook your roast for 60 minutes on manual high pressure. Then natural release for at least 20 minutes before you finish removing any steam leftover.
  5. Shred meat and then serve.

Notes

FREEZER MEAL DIRECTIONS

instant pot freezer italian beef


Instant Pot Italian Beef Freezer Meal 

  1. Add your pot roast in a sealable bag. 
  2. Add in your pepperoncini peppers, sugar, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, onion powder, salt and pepper in bag. 
  3. Place in freezer for up to three months. 

How To Cook Frozen Italian Beef Roast in Pressure Cooker 

  1. Place the roast and contents in the Instant Pot. 
  2. Pour in 3 cups of beef broth. Seal the instant pot lid, and do 60 minutes. 
  3. Allow your pressure cooker to fully naturally release this will take around 30 minutes. 
  4. When done open lid and shred the meat. 
  5. Use the sauce for dipping if you would like. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 servings Serving Size: 4 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 272mgSodium: 583mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 69g

What To Serve With Italian Beef

    • Cauliflower Rice or Cauliflower Mash for low carb option
    • Mashed Potatoes
    • Roasted Vegetables
    • Bread (try my Instant Pot Bread) or dinner rolls
    • Crisp Green Salad


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Caitlin

Sunday 6th of September 2020

Hi there! Would you recommend doing a quick sear before freezing the pot roast, or will it still sear when being cooked from frozen? It's not mentioned to saute it in the steps for cooking from frozen, so I wasn't sure. Thank you!

Caitlin

Wednesday 9th of September 2020

@Kelsey, Thank you for replying to me! I really appreciate it.

Kelsey

Monday 7th of September 2020

You could do a quick sear if you wanted. I personally just cook it without searing!

Marci Wolcott

Friday 21st of February 2020

I love this recipe! I'm new to Instant Pot and have been working my way through your recipes. This was delicious. I added a drained jar of sweet red peppers to mine. After we'd had this for supper 2 nights in a row, I heated it up and served the remainder as a soup for lunch. Sooo gooood! Thank you!

Kelsey

Friday 21st of February 2020

I am SO happy you loved it so much! I love the idea of serving the rest up for a soup, such a creative and tasty idea!

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