Instant Pot Russian Shredded Beef Sandwiches
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
The beef in these sandwiches will simply melt in your mouth.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) beef chuck roast
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - cup(s) Russian salad dressing
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - coleslaw**
  • 4 - hoagie rolls**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the beef roast into the into the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the Russian salad dressing over the top and sprinkle the minced onion and garlic powder over the top.
  2. Steam valve: Sealing.
  3. Cook on: Manual/High for 50 minutes.
  4. Release: Natural or Quick.
  5. Once finished cooking, shred the beef with 2 forks and mix into the sauce.
  6. Prepare the Coleslaw, and assemble sandwiches with shredded beef and Coleslaw.
  7. Prepare the fruit.
  8. Serve Instant Pot Russian Shredded Beef Sandwiches with side of fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

    To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

    • 2 lb. beef chuck roast
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 cup Russian salad dressing
    • 1 Tbsp minced onion
    • 1 tsp garlic powder

    Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

    Freeze & Thaw Instructions

    Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed. Shred beef and prepare sandwiches as directed.

    Special notes

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    Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

    Dairy-Free Modifications

    Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

    Gluten-Free Modifications

    Recipe is gluten-free when served on gluten-free sandwich bread.

    Printable Label Recipe Title

    Instant Pot Russian Shredded Beef Sandwiches

    Printable Label Instructions

    Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 50 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release. Once cooked, shred the beef with 2 forks.
    Serve with Coleslaw on hoagie rolls with side of fruit.