The BEST Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes – seriously delicious! Hands down THE BEST Sloppy Joes we’ve ever eaten! Ground beef, garlic, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, cider vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and onion powder. So simple to make in the electric pressure cooker. Serve on slider buns with pickles, cheese, and mustard. Everyone raved about these sandwiches. Even our Sloppy Joe haters cleaned their plate! YUM! #instantpot #sloppyjoe #beef #sandwich

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes - seriously delicious! Hands down THE BEST Sloppy Joes we've ever eaten! Ground beef, garlic, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, cider vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and onion powder. So simple to make in the electric pressure cooker. Serve on slider buns with pickles, cheese and mustard. Everyone raved about these sandwiches. Even our Sloppy Joe haters cleaned their plate! YUM! #instantpot #sloppyjoe #beef #sandwich

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The BEST Sloppy Joe’s

These Instant Pot Sloppy Joes are hands down THE BEST Sloppy Joes I’ve ever eaten. OMG! I’m not really a Sloppy Joe fan, but this recipe changed my mind. I really, really LOVED all the flavors in this recipe! Ground beef with BBQ sauce, garlic, tomato sauce, cider vinegar, brown sugar, and chili powder. Perfection! SO much better than a can of Manwich sauce.

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes - seriously delicious! Hands down THE BEST Sloppy Joes we've ever eaten! Ground beef, garlic, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, cider vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and onion powder. So simple to make in the electric pressure cooker. Serve on slider buns with pickles, cheese and mustard. Everyone raved about these sandwiches. Even our Sloppy Joe haters cleaned their plate! YUM! #instantpot #sloppyjoe #beef #sandwich

How to Make Sloppy Joe’s in the Instant Pot

I loved how easy these Sloppy Joes were to make in the Instant Pot. Just brown the meat, add the remaining ingredients and let the Instant Pot work its magic. Once the mixture is cooked, stir in some cornstarch to thicken it up and serve. The more I use my Instant Pot, the more I see why people are so crazy about them!

The key to making these sandwiches is after browning the meat to add a little liquid to the pressure cooker insert and scrape up all the bits on the bottom of the insert. That will keep you from getting the dreaded BURN notice.

I used ground beef in this recipe, but you can swap it for some ground turkey. Feel free to toss in some chopped onion or bell pepper when browning the meat.

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes - seriously delicious! Hands down THE BEST Sloppy Joes we've ever eaten! Ground beef, garlic, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, cider vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and onion powder. So simple to make in the electric pressure cooker. Serve on slider buns with pickles, cheese and mustard. Everyone raved about these sandwiches. Even our Sloppy Joe haters cleaned their plate! YUM! #instantpot #sloppyjoe #beef #sandwich

What to Serve with Sloppy Joes

We served the Sloppy Joes on slider buns with some pickles and mustard. They would also be delicious with a slice of cheese. YUM! I can’t stop thinking about how great these sandwiches were. They are definitely going on the menu again soon. Give these a try. I promise, even if you aren’t a Sloppy Joe fan, you will LOVE these sandwiches! Here are a few of our favorite side dish recipes from the blog that go great with these sandwiches:

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Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Instant Pot Sloppy Joes – seriously delicious! Hands down THE BEST Sloppy Joes we’ve ever eaten! Ground beef, garlic, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, cider vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and onion powder. So simple to make in the electric pressure cooker. Serve on slider buns with pickles, cheese and mustard. Everyone raved about these sandwiches. Even our Sloppy Joe haters cleaned their plate! YUM! #instantpot #sloppyjoe #beef #sandwich

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • lb ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup bbq sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp hot water

Instructions:

  • Turn Instant Pot on Sauté. Cook ground beef until no longer pink. Add garlic and cook an additional minute. Turn off Instant Pot. Drain fat.
  • While Instant Pot is still hot, add tomato sauce and scrape up all the cooking bits from the bottom of the insert.
  • Add BBQ sauce, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, brown sugar, chili powder, and onion powder. Stir to combine.
  • Cover Instant Pot, lock lid and seal valve. Cook on Manual or High Pressure for 10 minutes. Turn off pot and quick release steam.
  • Remove lid. Set the pot to sauté. Stir together corn starch and hot water. Add to pot and cook for 2 minutes, until slightly thickened.

Notes:

Can substitute ground turkey for ground beef.
Can cook ground beef in advance to save time.
Can use frozen cooked ground beef.
Can add chopped bell pepper and onion to ground beef in step 1.
For low-carb/keto-friendly Sloppy Joes omit the sugar and use a sugar-free BBQ sauce.

Steph

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  1. I haven’t broken down and bought an Instant Pot yet! 😬 Can you send directions for making on stovetop, please. Thank You!! 😘

    1. Sorry, I haven’t made this particular recipe on the stovetop. I’m sure it can be done. You will just have to play with it.

  2. We’ve made these several times. They’re so good! Making them tonight. I always make them as directed; there’s no reason to change them.

  3. Delicious. Didn't have tomato sauce, so I used ketchup. Worked fab. I have a recipe I like (yay, butter) but it is stove top and takes longer. Great option for a hurry up night!

  4. Yum! I've been on the fence with the Instant Pot, but I definitely need to get on it. I can't believe there are Sloppy Joe haters out there! What's not to love?? 🙂

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