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Instant pot roast beef po boy

Instant pot roast beef po boy

Welcome to my recipe for instant pot roast beef po boy. The classic Louisianna sub with gorgeous succulent beef.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant pot beef po boy, instant pot po boy, Instant pot po boy recipe, Instant pot roast beef po boy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Leave under pressure: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 622kcal


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter (split in half) I used salted.
  • 1.4 Kg Braising steak (chuck roast)
  • Season to taste
  • 2 Whole Onions (roughly chopped)
  • 10 Cloves Garlic
  • 4 Whole Bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 600 ml Beef stock (broth)
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Set the pot to saute and add the olive oil and 1 tbsp of the butter.
  • Season the steak and when the oil is hot, sear it on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  • Add the remaining butter and then the onions. Fry until the onions are softened (around 3 minutes).
  • Add the garlic, bay leaves cajun seasoning, Worcester sauce and stock to the pot. Deglaze if necessary before adding the meat back in.
  • Put the lid on and set on high pressure for 50 minutes. When the time is up, leave under pressure for a further 15 minutes and then do a quick release if necessary.
  • When the pin has dropped, remove the lid followed by the meat.
  • Set the pot to saute and remove around 6 tbsp of liquid to a small bowl containing the cornstarch. Mix together and then stir back into the pot together with the salt.
  • Whilst the gravy is thickening, shred the beef using a mixer or 2 forks.
  • Once the gravy has thickened, add around a quarter of it back to the meat and save the rest for dipping you're sandwiches.
  • Add the meat to French bread (or a hoagie sub in the US) and add your desired garnish (usually sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and pickles). Serve and enjoy.



Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 808mg | Potassium: 1058mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 6mg