Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches via Instant Pot

I’ve had some requests from readers asking if I would write about some of the things I make in my  Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.  It really hard for me because for the most part, I don’t follow recipes.  I might follow a recipe the first time I make it, but after that, recipes are tweaked to my liking.

The recipe is completely from me…I use my Instant Pot so much that I use it without even thinking so it’s easy for me to make up a recipe.  Keep in mind, I don’t measure and haven’t written anything down….

Recently I came up with Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches….


I started with three thinly sliced pieces of rib eye steaks that the locker cut for us especially for making steak sandwiches. One steak for each sandwich I was making.  I put a trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot along with two cups of water.  I put two small onions that were sliced and one green pepper that was sliced on top.   I seasoned all of it to taste which included steak seasoning.  I also added some beef soup bullion.  It looked like this….


The thing I love about the Instant Pot is that I put this all in the pot over nap time and then when supper time was close I hit the start button.  I put it on the meat setting but decreased the time to 22 minutes.  That was plenty.  Once I was ready to make the sandwiches I released the steam.

I took sub sandwich buns and buttered them.  Then flipped them onto my griddle to toast the bottoms.  The steak and veggies are wet when they come out of the Instant Pot.  Toasting the buns prevents the bread from getting mussy.


While that was toasting I took some softened cream cheese and more of the beef soup bullion and mixed it together.  This is the “sauce” of the sandwich.


Once the buns were toasted I spread the sauce on the sandwich then put the steak and veggies on.  The steak and veggies looked like this as they came out of the pot.


I covered it with cheese and toasted in the oven on broil until the cheese was melted and golden.

The sandwiches were so good.


The liquid left in the Instant Pot was PERFECT for dipping.

These weren’t hard at all to make and Hubby declares them better than a restaurant.  I think that’s high praise!!

8 thoughts on “Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches via Instant Pot”

    1. It’s a 7-1 machine….you can make yogurt, use it as a pressure cooker, saute things, crock pot…I don’t remember all the other functions. I love it and use it almost daily.

  1. You wrote, “I started with three thinly sliced pieces of rib eye steaks that the locker cut for us especially for making steak sandwiches.” Is “the locker” the term used for butcher in your neck of the woods?

    1. YES. The locker is the butcher. We take beef steers from the farm and have the meat processed there from live meat to packaged meat.

  2. Thanks for the recipe. I don’t have the pot yet, but I plan to in the near future. This sounds really good and love the pictures you also insert so we can see how it looks as it the sandwiches are made.!

  3. Using the trivet that came with the pot and 2 cups of water it seems like the meat and veggies would boil. Did you use an insert pot on the trivet?

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