Italian Beef is a delicious, spicy pepperoncini roast. Serve it as an entree by itself or on a hoagie roll or French bread as a sandwich.
This recipe is made with only 4 Ingredients in the Instant Pot. Make it for an easy dinner, perfect for those busy weeknights or for Sunday family dinners.
I originally inherited this recipe from my sweet friend Dede Hedgepeth. Her Crock-Pot Pepperoncini Pot Roast is one of my most popular posts. Because it has become so popular and my readers love it so much, I decided to make an Instant Pot Italian Beef version. It is just as easy to make in the Instant Pot as it is in the Crock-Pot and it comes out just as tasty.
What I love about this pressure cooker beef recipe is that it only takes 4 ingredients to make it! You literally throw a beef roast, a jar of pepperonicini, dry Italian Seasoning mix, and a package of dry gravy seasoning mix in the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker. Out comes a tender, spicy, flavorful Italian Beef Roast…. YUM!
My family likes to eat this pepperoncini roast as an entree with a side of creamy homemade mashed potatoes and a vegetable. (This is probably my daughter’s favorite homemade meal.) However, it is fantastic on a hoagie roll served as a sandwich. It would also make a great slider recipe for tailgating or game day. This roast freezes well also if you wanted to double the recipe and freeze half.
Have you ever had a Chicago style Italian Beef Sandwich?
Have you ever had a Chicago style Italian Beef Sandwich? It is pretty AMAZING! The original was rumored to be from Al’s #1 Italian Beef . He roasted top sirloin roasts in a water, garlic, and a spice mixture. Next, he dipped his beef in the “gravy” juice it was cooked in before adding it on French bread. This technique is called making the beef sandwich “wet or dipped.” A true authentic “Italian Beef” sandwich is then topped with a giardiniera mixture and added to a French bread roll.
For this recipe, we cook the beef in pepperoncini so it has some of the similar spicy pickled flavors of the giardiniera mix. Adding the giardiniera additionally would be a bit of an over-kill. Just make sure to include those cooked pepperoncinis in your sandwich. While this recipe isn’t exactly the same as Al’s Italian Beef, it is very similar in flavor. Just dip the meat in the gravy mix before you add it to a French roll. You will have one killer sandwich! Some people add provolone cheese at the end. I prefer it without the cheese, but you may have a different opinion.
If you like this recipe, check out:
- Instant Pot Country Style Steak
- Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese,
- Instant Pot Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
- Instant Pot Country Style Steak
- Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner
- Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Instant Pot Hawaiian Pulled Pork
- Crock-Pot Pepperoncini Pot Roast
Pepperoncini Italian Beef-4 Ingredients Instant Pot Recipe
- 3 lbs Beef Roast You can add up to a 5 lb roast.
- 16 oz jar pepperoncini peppers with liquid
- 1 package dry Italian Salad Dressing Mix
- 1 package Brown Gravy Mix
- 3/4 cup water
- Add everything in the Instant Pot.
- Close and lock lid. Cook an Manual High Pressure for 60 minutes.
- Natural Release pressure.
- Rest for 5 minutes. Shred big chunks of beef to allow juice and peppers to mix in with beef. Serve.
Nutrition- Nutrition info is based on estimation only.