Instant Pot Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches–the easiest recipe to make ever. With only 5 ingredients total (beef, broth, onion soup mix, cheddar and sandwich buns) you may be thinking that this recipe is just too easy to taste good. Well, you’re wrong 🙂 The flavor is amazing and your family will be asking for seconds.
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Instant Pot Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches
These types of recipes are why I love the Instant Pot. It’s magical isn’t it? You can take a beef chuck roast and put it in the pot with some broth and onion soup mix and come back to it an hour later and it’s magically the most flavorful and tender beef ever. Grab a few sandwich buns and toast them under the broiler and then pile on the beef and shredded cheddar cheese. Boom! That’s dinner.
This recipe for Instant Pot beef and cheddar sandwiches would all be perfect for serving a large crowd, like at a family reunion. Just get a couple pressure cookers going with a large cut of beef and then buy some slider buns. You won’t have to slave all day to have a great dinner. I hope you’ll try this recipe soon!
Try these other super fast and easy beef instant pot recipes…
Instant Pot Mississippi Roast–with just a handful of ingredients and an hour in the Instant Pot you can make the best roast of your life. This particular recipe has no packets of ranch or au jus like the original recipe calls for. The meat is slightly spicy and infused with flavor. This roast is perfect served with mashed potatoes or on a crusty roll as a sandwich.
Instant Pot Beef Gyros–Tender pieces of beef with soft onions, juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, creamy cucumber yogurt sauce all wrapped up in soft, melt in your mouth pita bread. The beef is cooked until tender in your electric pressure cooker in less than an hour.
Instant Pot French Onion French Dip Sandwiches–The French dip sandwich is a hot beef sandwich consisting of tender thin slices of beef layered a long white French roll that is dipped into a flavorful sauce made from the pan juices. It is a staple at any diner in America. My recipe is a mash-up between French Onion Soup and the French Dip Sandwich. Soft onions are piled along with the beef and cheese on a crusty roll.
What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot beef and cheddar sandwiches I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
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Instant Pot Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes (plus full natural pressure release)
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
The easiest recipe to make ever. With only 5 ingredients total (beef, broth, onion soup mix, cheddar and sandwich buns) you may be thinking that this recipe is just too easy to taste good. Well, you’re wrong 🙂 The flavor is amazing and your family will be asking for seconds.
- 2 lbs beef chuck roast
- 1 package dry onion soup
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
- 6 sandwich buns
- Cut the roast in half and place in the Instant Pot. Sprinkle the onion soup on top. Pour in the broth.
- Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual pressure cook button to 60 minutes.
- Allow the pressure to release naturally for up to 20 minutes and then move the valve to venting to remove any remaining pressure. This natural release is what’s going to make the beef so tender.
- Remove the lid and place beef on a cutting board. Shred. Return shredded meat to juices in the pot.
- Under the broiler, toast the buns. Pile beef on top of the buns and then top with 1/4 cup of cheddar on each one. Place under the broiler for one more minute, until cheddar is melted.
- Serve and enjoy!
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot
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Christine @ myblissfulmess.com says
I had a bone-in chuck roast, so couldn’t cut it in half to make it fit in the instant pot. Therefore, I cooked it on low for 6 hours in the slow cooker. It came out wonderful! Kids enjoyed this sandwich just as much as I did! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!
Nice! Sounds so good!
I made this last night, it was so good! First time cooking a roast in the instapot and I was amazed at how tender it was! Next time going to add onions and peppers.
Thanks Cathie! So glad to hear you enjoyed it! Good job cooking in your IP!
judy moore says
We absolutely love this versatile recipe! We’ve used onion buns, hoagie rolls, cub rolls & flour tortillas. We’ve used cheddar, cheese wizz, pepperjack, Colby provolone & mozz. We’ve added sliced onions, peppers & mushrooms to make cheese steaks. We’re used this recipe well drained with shredded pepper Jack & our sons homemade pico de gallo on flour tortillas to make quesadillas. I always save the left over cooking juices in a container in the freezer & make soup with it later. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. If u haven’t tried this yet, whatcha waiting for? Go put these ingredients on your shopping list, grab those car keys & go. Lol 😁
Thanks Judy! MY mouth was watering reading your comment.
Angel Loomis says
My name is Angel and I’m a newbie to Insta-Pot. With the recipe above for the beef and cheddar sandwichs, would anything change because I have a 8 qt?
Make is just as written and it will work great in the 8 quart!
Kendra Jensen says
This is the second time I have made this recipe and both times it has turned out fantastic! I seasoned the meat first with a mixture of garlic power, season salt and a Mrs. Dash seasoning mix and rubbed in on before cutting it and cooking it. I also used some dijon mustard on the buns just to give it a little extra kick. My family loves this sandwhich and I will be making it again!
Dijon mustard is so good! I’ll have to try that!
I made this for dinner the other night. It was delicious.
I used 3 pounds of meat, 2 packets of dry onion soup mix, and 2 cans of 14.5 oz. I cut it into 3 chunks and cooked it on HIGH for and hour and 40 minutes.
I made my sandwich on a hoagie roll, and crisped it in my toaster oven with cheddar and Muenster cheese. It tasted amazing.
You’re making my mouth water!
Can I substitute the cheese for a different kind?
Yes I’m sure most any cheese would taste good!
We used pepper Jack cheese & it was fabulous! We’ve also made “minis” for the littles & used Colby on club rolls.
We use provolone or swiss and it’s delicious! You can even use shredded or slices of mozzarella.
I’ve made this so many times, and I love it. It’s my favorite instant pot recipe!!
Yay! Thanks for sharing 🙂
It was pretty good but I would reduce the broth and cooking time the roast came out a little overcooked… Possibly adding some veggies would also help the rolls also got pretty soggy, otherwise a very easy weeknight dinner
Could u brown the roast first?
Sure! That would taste awesome!
I have made this before and loved it, but this time I am using stew meat (beef chunks instead of a whole roast)..would the IP time still be 60 minutes?
Hi Natashka, pressure cooking time is determined by the size/thickness of the food. So if you’re using beef chunks you’ll be able to cut the time down significantly. I would use 20 minutes with a natural pressure release.
Just made this tonight and it was so good. I followed the recipe exactly and I have an 8-quart instant pot. It will definitely be part of our monthly rotation of meals!!!
So glad you enjoyed it Kylie!
Trivet or not?
I’m new to the Instant Pot and tried this tonight. It is amazing!! The beef was incredibly tender and flavorful. I had to improvise a bit with what I had on hand. I only had regular sliced bread and chicken broth, and I used Provolone, but it was delicious. My picky kids couldn’t get enough. We all agreed that this would also be amazing with some mashed potatoes. Real winner! This working mom appreciates quick and easy dinner ideas that also produce leftovers. Thank you!
NICE!!! so glad to hear this 🙂
I’m a newbie with an Instant Pot. I made this tonight and we loved it!! It was so easy! It will be a recipe we will make again and again. I saw the comment from someone else about adding garlic butter so I put that on the buns before I toasted them. I think we’ll try the left over beef with BBQ sauce!
Hi! I made this recipe for my husband and myself a couple weeks ago and we just loved it. Thanks for the recipe!
I plan on making it tomorrow for a family birthday dinner but need to scale it up. Should I add more liquid and extra soup mix? I was thinking of two soup mix packets and 3 cups broth for 5-6lbs of meat. Your thoughts are much appreciated, thank you.
I think your ideas are great. I bet it will turn out awesome!! Have fun and good luck.
Irene D. says
Made this today. Was absolutely delicious. After toasting the bread I spread some garlic butter on the bread before adding the beef and cheese. Can’t get over how easy this was.
That sounds so good! I like the idea of the garlic butter yum yum!
Andie S says
I have a mini 3 quart IP so I’ll be using a much smaller cut of meat. Would I still need the 60 minute cook time?
yes! still 60 minutes. It helps it get super tender.
Can I sub a pork roast?
yes you can!
Cheryl Newton says
Hi, Karen! Do you think I could do this with chicken and chicken broth? If so, would I need any other modifications? Thanks, Cheryl
Hi Cheryl you could! What kind of chicken? If using chicken breasts only cook for 12 minutes if using bone in chicken or thighs then cook for 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Cheryl Newton says
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the speedy reply. I am totally trying these. Gotta break in that new Instant Pot (I finally succumbed to the blogosphere pressure) eventually.
Cheryl Newton says
Oh! And isn’t it so true that you sometimes look at a simple, few-ingredient recipe and think it couldn’t possibly be anything special. And those are sometimes the bestest ones!
Cheryl Newton says
And I totally saw those buns you used in a store just a couple of days ago, but talked myself out of buying them, thinking, “What would I use these for?” D’oh!