Italian Beef Sandwiches – Instant Pot

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches Instant Pot

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Juicy succulent Italian Beef “wit” the best au jus! Add cheese & fried “peppers” if you want.



Spice Rub Seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Mix together and set aside. There will be a little leftover; use it as any Italian seasoning.

Italian Beef:

  • 1 two to two and a half pound beef roast, sirloin, round, or rump preferred
  • 2 teaspoons of the Spice Rub Seasoning
  • 1 can or about 14 ounces of beef broth
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Johnnys French Dip Au Jus, optional
  • 6 to 8 rolls, good hearty, not soft, bread
  • Giardiniera as desired
  • Fried Peppers (below) optional
  • slices of Provolone cheese, optional


Trim roast of any excess fat and cut into three or large chunks. Sprinkle with the seasoning mix and rub in.

Add the beef broth to the Instant pot, then the roast pieces. Cover and cook on high pressure for 60 minutes, then allow to naturally release. After 20 minutes, release any remaining pressure.

Shred beef in the Instant Pot and add the Johnnys French Dip Au Jus to taste. Defat the au jus in the Instant Pot if desired or needed.

To Serve:

Spoon a little au jus from the pot onto each of the rolls, top with beef, Fried Peppers (if using) and Giardiniera. Add a slice of Provolone, if desired. Serve each sandwich with a small bowl of the Au Jus.

Fried Peppers:

  • 2 green bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and peppers. Saute until peppers are soft and slightly browned in spots.

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