Instant Pot Beef Drip Sandwiches (or Slow Cooker)

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These Instant Pot Beef Drip Sandwiches are packed with flavor and surprisingly low calorie with under 300 calories per sandwich, plus they are ready in one hour in an Instant Pot.

I need another kithen appliance like I need a hole in my head. But after seeing Instant Pots everywhere I turned since the holidays, I finally caved and bought one and am officially obsessed. If you haven't seen an Instant Pot yet, it's basically a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and yogurt maker all in one. Plus it has a saute feature so you can brown your meats and saute your veggies in the same pot you will be cooking in. Amazing.

To be honest, I was mostly interested in the pressure cooker feature since it's basically a faster way to make all my favorite healthy slow cooker recipes. For example, I braised some chicken thighs in salsa in the Instant Pot this weekend and they were ready in 15 minutes. Plus this pepperoncini beef that normally takes 8 hours, was ready in an hour. Love it. It makes all the delicious soups, stews, and braises I love from the slow cooker - just faster. Plus as someone who constantly overcooks rice, I can't wait to use the built in rice cooker.

But enough about the Instant Pot, let's talk about this recipe for a moment. It all starts with my favorite pepperoncini beef which is laced with onions, pepperoncinis, and Italian seasoning. Then everything is piled high into a sandwich and topped with sliced peppers for some crunch and cheese. Because cheese makes everything better.

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Instant Pot Beef Drip Sandwiches (or Slow Cooker)

Instant Pot Beef Drip Sandwiches (or Slow Cooker)

COOK TIME: 1 Hours, 10 Min
TOTAL TIME: 1 Hours, 15 Min
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  • 2 lb lean beef eye round roast
  • 1 U onion, chopped
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 8 oz pepperoncini with juice, jarred
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 U reduced calorie hamburger rolls
  • 1 U green pepper, sliced
  • 1 U red pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese

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Add the beef, onion, pepperoncinis, beef broth, salt, and Italian seasoning the Instant Pot (or another pressure cooker). Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Carefully vent the pressure cooker and shred the beef using two forks. For a slow cooker, cook on low for 8 hours.


Lightly toast each roll in the broiler. Top with beef, thinly sliced peppers, and two tablespoons of cheese. Return to broiler and cook for about one minute until cheese melts.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 925mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 4g
Protein 34g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Instant Pot Beef Drip Sandwiches (or Slow Cooker)
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