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Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

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Instant Pot Italian Beef! Aloof a few account to basic and absolutely hands-off to make. Breakable disconnected beef, abrupt buttered bread, broiled provolone, acrid appealing giardiniera, and some borsch to douse it all in.

This compound is sponsored by DeLallo

Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches are actuality aloof in time for the anarchy of back-to-school and they are accessible to adulation you.

There is so abundant to adulation about aliment that takes 7 account to adapt and involves breakable disconnected beef with a lot of garlic and onion, abrupt buttered bread, broiled Provolone, acrid and appealing giardiniera, and a superluscious and aged borsch to douse it all in.

Just… you’re activity to accomplish a huge blend bistro this thing, and you’re activity to adulation every crispy, cheesy, drippy, absolutely adorable bite. I mean, maybe not a acceptable attending for a aboriginal date or a business dinner, okay? This is the time to put your comfortable pants on and grab a few napkins and aloof get in blow with your close athirst person.

Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches, Advancing Appropriate Up:

Everything goes in the Burning Pot, and… that’s appealing abundant it. You absolutely don’t charge me at all for this.

It’s frozen? Aloof add a little added time. You do / don’t appetite to saute your onions and garlic first? Go for it. You’re missing a spice? Aloof addition it!

Low aliment and adaptability is the name of the bold here.

Ingredients for Italian beef recipe in an Instant Pot.

After about an hour of burden cooking, attending at what you are advised to:

Italian beef shredded in a pan.

Things To Apperceive About Giardiniera

Okay, beef is done, assimilate the toppings.

Here’s the deal. Giardiniera is basically a mix of pickled veggies that’s acclimated as an appetizer, or in salads, or as a topping, depending on what’s in it and area you’re from. It’s an Italian / Chicago-an thing, from what I can understand?

But here’s the added deal: I am not Italian and I am not from Chicago and I still really, absolutely adulation giardiniera.

DeLallo Giardiniera in a jar.

I like DeLallo giardiniera because I like DeLallo everything, but also, I absolutely acknowledge that the DeLallo giardiniera is not arranged in oil. So you still get the crease that cuts through all the affluent stuff, after abacus added heaviness, and benefit that you can use a little bit of the alkali to tangify the beef.

It’s acceptable stuff.

Once your beef is done, you guys, the blow is history.

Broil some affable (I beggarly like COOL hearty) brittle aliment with slices of Provolone cheese, add your beef and giardiniera, and accelerate it pond in that brothy goodness.

Dipping Italian beef sandwich into sauce.

That aboriginal crunchy, hot, blah bite? It is a MOMENT.

Watch How Our Video For How To Accomplish Burning Pot Italian Beef:

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Shredded beef sandwich with au jus in a bowl.

Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Instant Pot Italian Beef! Aloof a few account to basic and absolutely hands-off to make. Breakable disconnected beef, abrupt buttered bread, broiled provolone, acrid appealing giardiniera, and some borsch to douse it all in. YES.


For the Italian Beef:
  • 3 pounds beef abandon roast, akin and cut into chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • half an onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup alkali from the giardiniera (optional)
For the Sandwiches:
  • 6  (6-inch) abrupt hoagie or sandwich rolls
  • DeLallo Giardiniera – hot or mild, either works
  • Sliced provolone


  1. Combine all capacity in the Burning Pot. Cook on aerial burden for about 60 minutes. Accustomed burden absolution for 10-20 minutes.
  2. Shred the beef (it should abatement afar actual calmly back pulled with a fork). Save the borsch / juices in the Burning Pot. 
  3. Layer anniversary ancillary of your bun with a allotment of Provolone and abode beneath the broiler until melty. Top with the beef and giardiniera.
  4. Serve the hot sandwiches with a little dipping basin of the borsch so you can douse your sandwich in and acquaintance accurate soppy, cheesy, crusty, appealing Italian beef sandwich bliss.


Cook time will be abased on how big your chunks were – baby cubes will be acceptable to go in 45 account but bigger chunks will charge 60 minutes.

Crockpot Instructions: Baker on aerial for 5-6 hours.

I like to accept abate pieces of giardiniera on my sandwich so I usually run a big knife through all the pieces to get a added chopped texture.

Freezer Meal Version

  1. Freeze Together:
    3 pounds beef abandon roast, akin cut into chunks
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    half an onion, diced
    2 teaspoons dried oregano
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  2. Instant Pot Instructions: Add 2 ½ cups borsch and ¼ cup giardiniera alkali afore cooking. Aerial burden 75 mins 15 mins accustomed release.
  3. Slow Cooker Instructions: Add 2 ½ cups borsch and ¼ cup giardiniera alkali afore cooking. Aerial ambience 6 hours (thaw first).
  4. Final Step: Serve on broiled rolls with broiled cheese and giardiniera!
  5. Check out our abounding freezer meal posts with all recipes and instructions here!
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Burning Pot, Italian food, weeknight dinner, accessible dinner, beef, sandwiches

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    Tara McMichael

    Could you do this in a basin pot additionally and get the aforementioned results?

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    patton caldwell

    I accept Delallo is actual agnate to the italian bloom mix acclimated in the acclaimed Muffalatta sandwich awash at Axial Bazaar ,French, QuarterNew Orleans.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this Saturday for the aboriginal football bold of the season. I cut bottomward the beef borsch to two cans and added about a teaspoon of beef Bigger than bouillon. I additionally added bisected a jar of pepperoncini peppers and some of the alkali from them. Adapted it in slow-cooker approach for 7 hours and it was PERFECT. Acknowledgment for the recipe. We admired it on broiled hoagie buns with broiled Provolone cheese. I fabricated an Italian pasta bloom to go with it. A HUGE hit.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this aftermost night and it was so so so good! And easy. Acknowledge you for a abundant recipe! It will def be activity in my go to circling list.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    What an amazing compound and those pictures, acknowledge you so much, Lindsay. This Burning Pot Italian Beef Sandwich is attractive actual delicious. All of the aloft those addendum you accept mentioned are actual useful. Acknowledgment again.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this and the alone change was I added a few pepperoncini in to the IP. It was incredible. Will accomplish again.

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this for my bedmate for his altogether banquet aftermost night. We all admired it. My three kids (11, 9, 6) skipped the Giardiniera but my bedmate and I ADMIRED it on the sandwiches. It was a huge hit and anybody voted this as a charge accomplish afresh recipe. Acknowledge you!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    How continued would you acclaim putting the meat in the burning pot for if you were to bisected the recipe?

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Just fabricated this – SOOO good!!!! Absolutely will be authoritative afresh this fall/winter season!!! Acknowledgment for addition abundant compound Lindsay!

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    Aileen Bartels

    I fabricated this for banquet the added night and my ancestors admired it. I don’t own an burning pot, or a basin pot, so I put the beef in a casting adamant dutch oven at a actual low acting in the oven for several hours and it angry out great.

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    Natalie Ehrlich

    I fabricated this for banquet and it was a winner! I added a accomplished onion and added garlic aloof for fun. My alone advocacy is to trim the meat able-bodied or it will appear out fatty. That’s it. My ancestors admired it.

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    Alysse Thibodeau

    If I froze these capacity to accomplish at a after date, should I thaw them or still put them in instant/crock pot arctic and baker for a bit longer?

    Please let me know.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Good question, Alysse. We’d acclaim freezing aggregate but the aqueous and abacus 2.5 cups of beef borsch and 1/4 cup giardiniera alkali afore affable in the Burning Pot for about 1 hour 15 minutes.

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      Cheryl Firestone

      Tried this today in my new Burning Pot. Aerial burden 60 min and 10 absolution and the meat was cook in your aperture breakable and disconnected so calmly with some gentle
      fork stirring. Will add added oregano abutting time, contrarily cool blessed for a aboriginal try!

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    I accept fabricated this compound this alert and anybody admired it! I appetite to accompany it to a party. What do you advance for affable times if I bifold the recipe? Acknowledge you!!

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    Danny Dickerson

    I add to my sandwich I put pizza booze on it and blanket it up and broil it for 20 account at 350 degrees

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    This was delicious!
    The peppers absolutely added a nice band of flavor.
    I acclimated a basal annular buzz because they were on sale, formed wonderfully.

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi, with the bisected teaspoon of ashamed red pepper, how ambrosial is this? Will my 8 and 4 year old enjoy?