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italian beef sandwich on plate next to shredded beef

Italian Beef

This Italian Beef is so delicious and full flavor and it's so easy to make in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! Wonderfully juicy, it's perfect to add to sandwiches and then dip in that yummy jus!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword beef with jus, Instant Pot Italian beef, pressure cooker beef recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 52 minutes
Rise to Pressure and Release time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 32 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 377kcal
Author Tanya


  • 3.25 lb beef shoulder or rump roast cut into 4 large chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup beef broth separated
  • 8 mild pepperoncini and ¼ cup pepperoncini juice
  • Salt to taste*


  • Season roast with salt and pepper. Set Pressure Cooker to High sauté. Once Hot, add olive oil and the beef, browning each side about 3 mins per side. Remove beef pieces and set aside.
  • Deglaze pot by adding ¼ cup of beef broth and use a wooden spoon to remove brown bits from the bottom.
  • Add onions and sauté until softened, about 5 mins. Add garlic cloves and sauté for 30 seconds more.
  • Add remaining beef broth, pepperoncini juice, Italian seasoning, paprika, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, pepperoncini peppers, and beef to Pressure Cooker. Press Cancel on the pressure cooker, cover and cook on high pressure for 52 mins, then natural release for 20 mins, and then quickly release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove meat to a baking sheet and use two forks to shred the meat. Pour some of the liquid over the beef until moistened. Reserve the remaining sauce for dipping. Enjoy as a sandwich or any way you prefer your Italian Beef.



  • These Italian beef sandwiches are delicious when topped with Giardiniera. You can purchase this in many grocery store chains. I also like to top mine with a spicy pepper mix.
  • For less spicy beef, use fewer pepperoncini.
  • Serve the au jus sauce on the side for dipping if you like a wet sandwich.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 775mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 351IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 6mg