Instant Pot Shredded Italian Beef Hoagies
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Simple, but full of flavor!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) beef chuck roast
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 - Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 - hoagie rolls**
  • 8 - slices Provolone cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the beef roast into the base of the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water and season with salt and pepper. Add the crushed tomatoes onto the roast and then sprinkle the Italian seasoning and balsamic vinegar over the top.
  2. Steam valve: Sealing.
  3. Cook on: Manual/High for 40 minutes.
  4. Release: Natural or Quick.
  5. Once finished cooking, shred the beef with 2 forks and mix into the sauce.
  6. Assemble the hoagies with shredded beef, sauce and slices of Provolone cheese. If preferred, place under the oven broiler to melt the cheese.
  7. Prepare salad.
  8. Serve Instant Pot Shredded Italian Beef Hoagies with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of crushed tomatoes.

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 - 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

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 transferring to pressure cooker insert with hot water. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or partially frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance. See for more tips and tricks.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when you omit the cheese on the sandwiches.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free option for this meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Shredded Italian Beef Hoagies

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 40 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release. Once cooked, shred the beef with 2 forks and assemble hoagies with shredded beef and slices of Provolone cheese.
Serve with salad.