Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

The secret to a great sloppy joe is a thick, rich, almost dry consistency, which allows the sandwich to be eaten with your hands.

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Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, Sloppy Joes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 408 kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 large onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 4 buns


  1. Mix together brown sugar, ketchup, tomato paste, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and chili powder and keep aside.

  2. Put olive oil, beef and garlic into the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”.

  3. Sauté for about 3 minutes and add celery, peppers and onions.

  4. Sauté for about 2 minutes and add beef broth and ketchup mixture.

  5. Put the setting to “Manual” for 7 minutes on “High Pressure”.

  6. Select the “cancel” and release the pressure quickly.

  7. Mix together water and corn starch in a small bowl and add to the instant pot.

  8. Cook for 2 minutes until sauce becomes thick stirring continuously.

  9. Serve on buns and enjoy.

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