Instant Pot Italian Beef

I first discovered Italian beef on a trip through Chicago some time back. The local restaurants in that area have worked over the years to perfect one of the best sandwiches I have ever had. I have then since transitioned into developing my own recipes inspired by the types of food I most enjoy. This recipe falls into that category. I have tried multiple times to recreate the experience my family enjoyed while touring the Windy City. I am happy to share the results of my home experiments with you in the hopes that you find this sandwich as delicious as we do. Lightly toasted bun covered in melted butter, tender succulent meat and savory giardiniera is an excellent sandwich that will be devoured rapidly once the first bite is taken. I love to dip this sandwich in the sauce and eat it without making a huge mess, but my family often elects to put the sauce over the meat in what looks to be as much fun to eat as it is to make (have plenty of napkins at the ready). Whichever way you decide to enjoy this heavenly experience it will be worth every last bite.

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Place beef chucks, onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, basil, and broth in the cooker, then mix.

Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 60 minutes, followed by a natural release (approx. 30 minutes). Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid.

Remove the beef and place in a bowl.

Use two forks to shred the beef.

Remove half of the liquid from the cooker.

Return the shredded beef to the cooker (this will keep the meat moist and juicy until ready to eat).

In a large sauce pan: Warm the reserved liquid to a medium heat. In a small bowl: combine cornstarch and cold water. Stir until the cornstarch has fully dissolved then add it to the sauce pan. Stir and simmer until thickens. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Split the hoagie bun and spread/smear softened butter on the inside. Using a skillet or non-stick pan bring heat to medium high. Place the hoagie butter side down and toast until lightly golden.

Place generous amounts of wet shredded meat on the toasted hoagie.

Top with giardiniera.

Two ways to eat this sandwich: pour the gravy over the meat & giarginiera (good but messy) or dip the sandwich in the gravy (my preferred method). Serve & enjoy!

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Instant Pot Italian Beef

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lbs beef chuck roast cut into 2" x 2" cubes
  • 3 cups unsalted or low-sodium beef broth/stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced

Cornstarch Mixture

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp cold water

Serve

  • 6 hoagie rolls
  • giardiniera (mild or spicy)
  • softened butter

Instructions
 

  • Place beef chucks, onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, basil, and broth in the cooker, then mix.
  • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 60 minutes, followed by a natural release (approx. 30 minutes). Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid.
  • Remove the beef and place in a bowl. Use two forks to shred the beef. Remove half of the liquid from the cooker. Return the shredded beef to the cooker (this will keep the meat moist and juicy until ready to eat).
  • In a large sauce pan: Warm the reserved liquid to a medium heat. In a small bowl: combine cornstarch and cold water. Stir until the cornstarch has fully dissolved then add it to the sauce pan. Stir and simmer until thickens. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve

  • Split the hoagie bun and spread/smear softened butter on the inside. Using a skillet or non-stick pan bring heat to medium high. Place the hoagie butter side down and toast until lightly golden.
  • Place generous amounts of wet shredded meat on the toasted hoagie, top with giardiniera.
  • Two ways to eat this sandwich: pour the gravy over the meat & giarginiera (good but messy) or dip the sandwich in the gravy (my preferred method). Serve & enjoy!

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