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Easy Juicy Instant Pot Italian Beef With Pepperoncinis

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Instant Pot Italian Beef – delight everyone with this amazingly robust, flavorful, and zesty beef recipe. Tender shredded chuck roast, in Italian herbs and spices with the added zip of pepperoncini to make tenderizing magic; just try not “testing” by the forkfuls before dinner! 

dish of tender instant pot Italian beef

This Italian chuck roast is easy to make and fork tender! It’s perfect for those who want to come home to a hot meal that is quick to prepare. 

In this recipe, we use the convenience of an instant pot and the flavorful, tenderizing, pickled pepperoncini peppers along with dry Italian-style salad dressing to enhance the richness and release the natural sweetness of the beef. 

The instant pot also automatically keeps the roast moist through the cooking process by breaking down the collagen in the meat and infusing all that flavorful juice.

There are many clever ways to serve this Italian beef instant pot recipe, from over rice or noodles, hearty Italian Sandwiches, tasty Italian shredded beef quesadillas, or rich and cheesy Italian shredded beef omelets. 

This is one Italian beef instant pot recipe that will have your family begging for more.

Why You’ll Love This Instant Pot Italian Beef

  • Minimal preparation and easy one-pot entree 
  • It can be served as a sandwich or used as a main dish
  • Excellent switch up for Beef Dips or Philly Cheese Steaks
  • Surprises the most finicky “sandwich savant” 

Equipment Needed To Make Your Italian Beef Instant Pot Recipe

Ingredients For Your Italian Beef Instant Pot Recipe

  • 3 c Beef broth – adds a real beefy depth to the meat
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground pepper
  • 2 Tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Dried onion
  • 1 Tsp Dried parsley
  • 1 Tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 pkg dry Italian dressing mix (package of dried salad dressing mix. Such as good seasons)
  • 3-4 lbs chuck roast
  • ½ cup chopped pepperoncini – the perfect ingredient to add zestiness
  • ¼ cup pepperoncini juice
ingredients for instant pot Italian beef

Instructions to Make Italian Beef in Your Instant Pot

  1. Combine beef broth, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, diced onion, parsley, garlic powder, Bay leaf, and Italian salad dressing mix.
  2. Put the roast in the instant pot.
  3. Pour mixture over top of the roast.
  4. Add chopped pepperoncini and liquid over roast
  5. Cover and cook on low for approximately 10 hours or until pull=apart tender.
  6. When done take out the Bay leaf.
  7. Shred meat with two forks
  8. Serve topped with mozzarella cheese and extra peppers if desired.
process cooking Italian Beef in instant pot

What to Serve/Pair with Your Instant Pot Italian Beef 

Instant Pot Italian Chuck Roast With Pepperoncinis FAQs

Is this Italian beef crockpot recipe gluten-free?

The Good Season’s dry salad dressing mix, as recommended in this recipe, is not gluten-free. Check the ingredients list on the dry Italian salad dressing package or make your own. 

What can I use instead of Good Season’s dry Italian dressing mix to make this Italian chuck roast gluten-free?

You can use any homemade seasonings/dressing mix, but check the salt content of your recipe. You may need to cut the salt called for in this recipe to ½ teaspoon.

 Is a chuck roast the only cut of meat you can use for Instant Pot Italian beef?

If you don’t have a chuck roast on hand, bottom round, top round, or top sirloin can work, but for Instant Pot Italian beef, the best meat cuts are well-marbled and fatty. 

For even better results, if you don’t have a chuck roast for your slow cooker, Italian beef, brisket, or stew beef are recommended over the leaner cuts of meat just listed. You can also use meat off the bone. 

How do I know if this Instant Pot Italian Beef is done enough? 

It should be fork-tender and shred easily. If not, return to your instant pot and repeat the cooking in 5 minute increments until tender.

Can I substitute yellow banana peppers for pepperoncinis in Italian chuck roast?

The general consensus is yes, but you will typically lose the “tang” the pepperoncini will give you in the recipe. 

Although many people think these two peppers are one and the same, they are not.  Banana peppers are a bit lower on the heat level than the pepperoncini and tend to be a bit sweeter. We recommend you try with the pepper you have on hand and switch up the next time.  Let your taste buds be the tie-breaker in your home! 

Italian Beef Recipe

Italian beef recipe

Italian Beef in Instant Pot

Tender shredded chuck roast, in Italian herbs and spices with the added zip of pepperoncini to make tenderizing magic.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 424kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 3 c Beef broth
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground pepper
  • 2 Tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Dried onion
  • 1 Tsp Dried parsley
  • 1 Tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 pkg dry Italian dressing mix (package of dried salad dressing mix. Such as good seasons)
  • 3-4 lbs chuck roast
  • ½ cup chopped pepperoncini
  • ¼ cup pepperoncini juice

Instructions

  • Combine beef broth, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, diced onion, parsley, garlic powder, Bay leaf, and Italian salad dressing mix.
  • Put the roast in the Instant Pot.
  • Pour mixture over top of the roast.
  • Add chopped pepperoncini and liquid over roast
  • Cover, seal and cook on high for 1 hour.
  • When done allow to natural release for 15 minutes. Then release any remaining pressure and remove beef from the Instant Pot.
  • Shred meat with two forks
  • Serve topped with mozzarella cheese and extra peppers if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1018mg | Potassium: 850mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 5mg
Italian Beef sandwich made in Instant Pot

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