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Easy Instant Pot Italian Beef

Tasty Chicago-style Italian Beef made super easy with the help of the Instant Pot. Full of spice and flavor. Sure to be a total crowd pleaser!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Crowd Pleaser, Game Day Food, Italian Beef, Super Bowl Food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 102 kcal


  • 2.5-3.5 lb beef chuck roast about 2 inches thick*
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 bell pepper roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 jar sliced Pepperoncini peppers with brine
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Ciabatta or Hoagie Rolls
  • Provolone cheese optional


  1. Heat the Instant Pot on saute mode. Liberally season the roast with kosher salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. When 'hot', drizzle olive oil in pot and brown the roast both sides.

  2. Place the onion, bell pepper, and garlic cloves on top of the roast.  Dump in the entire jar of pepperoncini peppers.  Add the Worcestershire sauce.

  3. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn valve to sealing.  Cook on Manual for 45-55 min, NPR.

  4. Release the steam valve.  Remove the roast and shred. Return the meat to the juices in the pot. 

  5. Serve on buttered and toasted rolls. Optional: Place a slice of provolone cheese on top and melt under the broiler.

Recipe Notes

*If your beef chuck roast is really thick, you may want to cut it into smaller chunks to ensure proper cooking in the instant pot.