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Best Damn Instant Pot Shredded Beef Sandwiches

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  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


Savory roast beef cooked to juicy, tender perfection in your Instant Pot and served on rolls with a delicious aus ju.


  • 2.5lbs chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 46 chunks
  • 2 tbs Montreal seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbs vegetable oil
  • Fresh, crusty rolls such as French rolls.



  1. Set Instant Pot to sauté mode.
  2. In a large bowl, add chunks of beef and coat with vegetable oil. Add Montreal seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, and mix to get all the beef well coated with the seasonings.
  3. When Instant Pot indicates “hot”, slowly add chunks of beef with tongs and sear the meat on all sides. This should take about 5 minutes. Turn the meat every minute or so.
  4. When all the meat is seared, use tongs and carefully remove meat to a plate and set aside. Press “cancel” to stop the sauté mode and 1/4 cup of the broth to the pot. Use a wooden spoon and scrape all the bits off the bottom of the pot (this is important – we can’t have any bits stuck or we risk getting a burn notice while cooking).
  5. With the bottom of the pot scraped, add the remaining broth, Worcestershire and red wine vinegar. Then place the meat back into the pot in a single layer (don’t stack on top or each other).
  6. Secure lid, make sure vent is closed (in sealing position) and pressure cook on high pressure for 50 minutes. (On some Instant Pots this is “manual” mode)
  7. After the 50 minutes are up, leave the pot alone for 15 minutes to allow for natural release of the pressure. After the 15 minutes, turn the valve to open to release any remaining pressure. Carefully remove lid when pin has dropped.
  8. Use tongs and carefully remove meat to a large bowl and add about 1/2 cup of the liquid. Use two forks and shred the meat.
  9. Heap the shredded meat onto buns and spoon over with some of the juices.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American