Instant Pot Italian Roast Beef

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This juicy Instant Pot Italian beef is seared in the instant pot and then cooked to fall apart tender in a sauce of beef broth and peppers. 

A platter of Italian beef in front of instant pot.

Traditionally served on crusty rolls, the Italian beef sandwich is a total classic. Instant pot Italian beef is so versatile. It can be served as the meat alone with a couple of sides or can be placed on the rolls and topped with provolone cheese. 

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If you are looking for more main dish instant pot recipes, try our Instant Pot Roast Beefinstant pot ham, instant pot spare ribs, or instant pot whole chicken. I also published an Instant Pot cookbook, available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Target.


Close up of Italian beef.

What kind of meat for instant pot Italian beef?

We use a 5 pound chuck roast for this Italian beef recipe. I like to wait until they go on sale and then stock up on a couple so I can make Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roastcrockpot roast with gravy, instant pot pot roast, crockpot beef tacos, Crock Pot French Dip and Italian beef whenever the urge strikes.

If you also love using the crockpot, be sure to check out more of our crockpot recipes.

Chuck roast sprinkled with seasonings.

I love cooking with a chuck roast because most recipes (like this one) are relatively hands off. It has the perfect amount of fat marbled inside to add extra flavor and comes out pull apart tender when cooked in the instant pot or crock pot.

The seasoning blend we use is fairly simple but adds a lot of flavor to the meat. Make sure you rub it on before searing your meat so it cooks right into the crust of the chuck roast. 

Seasonings in white bowl

The peppers add that classic Italian flavor that you love about Italian beef. If you don’t want to actually eat the peppers, you can discard them before serving, but many people love the flavor combination so I suggest you give it a try.

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I don’t have an instant pot. Can I make Italian beef in my crockpot?

Yes. You can easily convert this recipe to a slow cooker Italian beef recipe! Here is how:

  1. Sear the roast as directed in the recipe on the stove in a heavy bottom pot. Chuck roast being seared in a pot.
  2. Place the roast, broth, and peppers in your slow cooker (just as you would in the instant pot – pictured). Seared chuck roasted covered in broth and peppers.
  3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  4. Shred the beef with two forks and serve! Chuck roast on a red plate next to two forks.

How do I make Italian beef sandwiches?

  1. After cooking your meat (in the instant pot or slow cooker), layer it on a crusty roll and topped with slices of provolone cheese. Pile it high!
  2. Place the filled sandwich on a baking sheet and place it under your broiler for 30-60 seconds, until the cheese is melted. 
  3. It comes out like a hot toasted sandwich you would buy at Subway but so much better!
Overhead shot of Italian beef on a blue platter next to jar of peppers.

Low carb Italian beef

As I have mentioned in a few other posts, my husband is on the Keto diet. It’s been about 6 months and he is still going strong. Although the kids and I don’t eat Keto, I have tried to embrace low carb dinners (like my personal favorite, Creamy Pesto Chicken) so we can all eat the same meal. However, I will continue to share a variety of family-friendly recipes on my blog.

This Italian beef recipe itself is low carb. However, it does have a small amount of sugar in the seasoning blend. If you are strict about your sugar intake, you could omit it or substitute it with stevia.

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Instant pot, plate of Italian beef, and jar of peppers.

What to serve with instant pot Italian beef?

Italian beef is great when paired with a roasted vegetable like crispy asparagus, roasted broccoli, roasted cauliflower, or our Zucchini Fries. We also recommend a starchier side like instant pot baked potatoes, instant pot garlic mashed potatoes, or cauliflower mashed potatoes.

A platter of Italian beef in front of instant pot.

Instant Pot Italian Beef Recipe

Aileen Clark
This juicy instant pot Italian beef is seared in the instant pot and then cooked to fall apart tender in a sauce of beef broth and peppers. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 916 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 5 pound chuck roast
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup pepperoncini peppers with juice


  • In a small bowl, mix together the Italian seasoning, garlic salt, onion powder, sugar, salt, black pepper, and celery salt.
  • Patt the beef roast dry and rub seasoning mix all over it.
  • Press the saute button on your instant pot and add oil.
  • Place the roast in the hot oil and sear on all sides, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Once the roast is fully browned, turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Add the beef broth and deglaze the bottom of the pot, making sure to scrape any bits of food stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  • Pour in the pepperoncinis and juice.
  • Close the lid and set the pressure release valve to sealing.
  • Press the meat/stew setting for 60 minutes. Alternately, press the manual or pressure cook button and set to 60 minutes.
  • Allow the pot to natural release.
  • Remove the lid and shred the meat with two forks.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 916kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 86gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 340mgSodium: 767mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5g
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