instant pot italian beef sandwiches

Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches are here just in time for the chaos of back-to-school and they are ready to love you.

There is so much to love about food that takes 7 minutes to prepare and involves tender shredded beef with a lot of garlic and onion, crusty buttered bread, melted Provolone, salty and tangy giardiniera, and a superluscious and flavorful broth to dunk it all in.

Just… you’re going to make a huge mess eating this thing, and you’re going to love every crispy, cheesy, drippy, totally delicious bite. I mean, maybe not a good look for a first date or a business dinner, okay? This is the time to put your comfy pants on and grab a few napkins and just get in touch with your inner hungry person.


Everything goes in the Instant Pot, and… that’s pretty much it. You really don’t need me at all for this.

It’s frozen? Just add a little extra time. You do / don’t want to saute your onions and garlic first? Go for it. You’re missing a spice? Just wing it!

Low maintenance and flexibility is the name of the game here.

After about an hour of pressure cooking, look at what you are treated to:


Okay, beef is done, onto the toppings.

Here’s the deal. Giardiniera is basically a mix of pickled veggies that’s used as an appetizer, or in salads, or as a topping, depending on what’s in it and where you’re from. It’s an Italian / Chicago-an thing, from what I can understand?

But here’s the other deal: I am not Italian and I am not from Chicago and I still really, really love giardiniera.

I like DeLallo giardiniera because I like DeLallo everything, but also, I really appreciate that the DeLallo giardiniera is not packed in oil. So you still get the pucker that cuts through all the rich stuff, without adding extra heaviness, and bonus that you can use a little bit of the brine to tangify the beef.

It’s good stuff.

Once your beef is done, you guys, the rest is history.

Broil some hearty (I mean like SUPER hearty) crunchy bread with slices of Provolone cheese, add your beef and giardiniera, and send it swimming in that brothy goodness.

That first crunchy, hot, drippy bite? It is a MOMENT.