Instant Pot BBQ Beef Sandwiches

These freezer friendly BBQ Beef Sandwiches are popular at parties and potlucks! It almost feels like cheating to call this easy, tender, barbecue-smothered beef a "recipe" especially now that it can be made in the Instant Pot!
4 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Instant Pot BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds quarter Beef Roast
  • 1 cup Barbecue Sauce
  • Serving Day Ingredients

    These ingredients are added AFTER your meal has been frozen — for the day you serve and eat it.

  • 4 individual Hamburger Buns, White

Freezer Containers

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. **Due to the nature of pressure cooking there is always room for inconsistency. The times given here are based on 4 servings fresh. If you are using more servings you may need to increase your cooking time.**
  2. Trim visible fat from the roast.
  3. Place the roast inside the inner pot and pour barbecue sauce over the roast.
  4. Lock the lid in place and seal steam nozzle.
  5. Cook on manual for 40 minutes.
  6. Allow the pressure to release naturally.
  7. Shred the beef with two forks and serve on buns.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. **Due to the nature of pressure cooking there is always room for inconsistency. The times given here are based on 4 servings fresh. If you are using more servings you may need to increase your cooking time.**
  2. Trim visible fat from the roast.
  3. Place the roast inside the inner pot and pour barbecue sauce over the roast.
  4. Lock the lid in place and seal steam nozzle.
  5. Cook on manual for 40 minutes.
  6. Allow the pressure to release naturally.
  7. Shred the beef with two forks.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. Divide among the indicated number of quart freezer bags.
  10. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, until warmed through. Serve on buns.

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  1. 40 minutes cannot possibly be long enough to cook a solid piece of red meat. Especially if it is not already cut up into chunks.

    1. Orissa, in the ingredient list is says “1 ½ pounds quarter Beef Roast” as a note to cut up the beef roast in 1/4 chunks. That said, it will cook in the time listed. Let us know though if you have any problems! Happy Cooking!

  2. Can you help me understand what cut of beef I am to get for this recipe, and then how I need to cut it to prepare it? I find the directions are not exactly clear for this one. Thanks!!

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