Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner in Less Than an Hour

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner in less than an hour

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You have got to try this Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner! I am absolutely in love with my Instant Pot. So, meals that normally take 5 hours on high in the slow cooker can be on the table in an hour with my Instant Pot. Even better, I can forget to defrost something for dinner and still have dinner ready in an hour! How does it get better than that?

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner

This Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner is super easy to make and it’s fairly flexible. I used a Certified Angus Beef® Brand Chuck Steak to begin with. It’s an affordable cut of meat that’s easy to cook. It comes out super tender in the Instant Pot. If you have stew meat, you can use that too. Or, you can start with a pot roast. It’s amazing either way. So, why not try this with a pork roast next time you have one? Pork goes wonderfully with any type of Italian sauce. And, it’s very easy to make in the Instant Pot using the same settings as this Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner.

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner

What should I serve with this dinner?

So, technically, my Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner is a meal in itself. It contains meat, vegetables, and starch. Now, you could always serve bread or homemade rolls with this if you like. Or, try my Italian Rosemary Bread Recipe. Or, you can add a fresh garden salad if you’re trying not to go too carb heavy. 

This Instant Pot Italian roast was one of my husband’s favorite meals in the Instant Pot. He’s definitely a meat and potatoes kind of a guy. If you’re looking for a Paleo Italian Beef Instant Pot recipe, simply leave out the potatoes or substitute turnip or parsnips instead.  Finally, if you have leftover beef, I highly recommend you make a Pressure Cooker Italian Beef Sandwich.

Pressure Cooker Italian Beef Sandwich

Just heat the beef and shred it using meat claws and serve on a Kaiser roll. You can add extra spaghetti sauce if you like. It’s one of our favorite ways to enjoy leftover beef. To enjoy a “sandwich” without bread you can serve this on lettuce leaves or use a Paleo wrap. Or, you can always serve it over Jasmine rice for a brand new meal using leftovers. I love meals that use up leftovers because it’s easy on my budget.

So, if you enjoy your Instant Pot as much as I do, check out a few of the Instant Pot hacks in the video above. Who would have thought? Love Instant Pot meals? Check out these fiery ribs in the Instant Pot. There really are so many things that you can make in your Instant Pot from soups to decadent desserts.

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner clean up

I love cooking with my Instant Pot and clean up couldn’t be easier. The inner cooking pot simply lifts out to be washed in warm soapy water. Now, if you think you’ll have something that will be sticky or messy, they do offer a coated non-stick inner cooking pot you may want to try.

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner

And, if you cook something with a very strong taste like garlic or curry, you might want to change the seal ring before you make something with a completely different taste like a dessert. Because the ring is porous, it can carry over odors which might impact the next thing you make.

So, one thing that I find super handy is the steam release valve release accessory. It funnels the steam away from the under part of your cabinets. If you’re like me, your Instant Pot sits directly under your cabinets. And, when the steam releases, it vents right straight up into the cabinet base. I don’t want my cabinets damaged by the steam. This accessory fixes that problem.

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner in Less Than an Hour

Love your Instant Pot? Try my Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage. Or, if you want something different for dinner, why not try my Italian Scallop Tortellini Bake. It’s not an Instant Pot meal, but if you love Italian food I hope that you’ll give it a try. It’s one of our favorite pasta dishes and it’s so easy to make.

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Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner in Less Than an Hour

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner in Less Than an Hour

You have got to try this Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 3 lb beef chuck steak or roast
  • 3 lbs potatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cups baby carrots
  • 1 cup of spaghetti sauce


  1. Put the potatoes on the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Then layer carrots over potatoes.
  3. Put the beef chuck roast over the carrots.
  4. Mix the tomato sauce and the water and pour it over the roast.
  5. Cook on meat/stew setting for 45 minutes.
  6. After 45 minutes, let the steam naturally release before opening.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1378 Total Fat: 67g Saturated Fat: 27g Trans Fat: 4g Unsaturated Fat: 36g Cholesterol: 353mg Sodium: 619mg Carbohydrates: 84g Fiber: 11g Sugar: 11g Protein: 112g
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