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Instant Pot Sloppy Joe

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe

Homemade Sloppy Joe sandwiches like mom used to make.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 lb. ground beef pork, turkey
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green or red bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Start by cooking the ground beef in the Instant Pot. Set the pressure cooker to saute on high. Break up the ground beef just like you're making tacos. Once you've got the ground beef broken up, add the onions and peppers and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and position the steam release valve to closed. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for 12 minutes.
  • When it's done cooking, let it naturally release the steam for 8 minutes and then manually release the steam.
  • Remove the Sloppy Joe mixture from the Instant Pot and serve. (See below notes for ways to serve)


Now that you've made the best old-fashioned homemade Sloppy Joe, it's time to enjoy it! It's traditionally served on a hamburger bun but there are so many other ways to eat it. If you're in the mood for a hot dog, make a Sloppy Joe dog by topping a hot dog with the mix and some shredded cheddar and diced onion or mustard and onion. I personally like eating my Sloppy Joe sandwich on a Brioche bun with jalapenos and freshly diced onion. If you really want to live on the edge, make a Sloppy Joe pizza or stuffed Sloppy Joe peppers.
Keyword ground beef, sandwich