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Instant Pot Pineapple BBQ Beef Sandwiches

This pineapple BBQ beef is made in minutes using the instant pot! The beef is incredibly tender, sweet 'n' smoky, and amazing piled into a warm bun.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 263kcal


  • 2 lbs beef chuck roast, cut into 2-in chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can (15 oz) pineapple tidbits, drained and 1/4 cup juice reserved
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Buns for serving


  • Pat beef dry with paper towels and season all over with salt and pepper. Heat butter in instant pot using SAUTE function until melted and hot, then add beef roast cubes. Sear beef on all sides, turning occasionally until golden brown. Turn instant pot off and top beef with pineapple tidbits.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk ketchup, reserved pineapple juice, sugar, Worcestershire, vinegar, and seasonings. Pour over roast and fasten lid shut on instant pot.
  • Cook beef on high pressure 35 minutes, then let release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. Use two forks to shred beef roast then toss back into sauce. Keep warm in instant pot until ready to serve with buns. Enjoy!


Serving: 6oz beef (calculated without bun) | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.5g | Protein: 29.7g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 22.7g | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 4mg