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.

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes
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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
  • 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
  • Mix together brown sugar, ketchup, tomato paste, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and chili powder and keep aside.
  • Put olive oil, beef and garlic into the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”.
  • Sauté for about 3 minutes and add celery, peppers and onions.
  • Sauté for about 2 minutes and add beef broth and ketchup mixture.
  • Put the setting to “Manual” for 7 minutes on “High Pressure”.
  • Select “cancel” and release the pressure quickly.
  • Mix together water and corn starch in a small bowl and add to the instant pot.
  • Cook for 2 minutes until sauce becomes thick stirring continuously.
  • Serve on buns and enjoy.
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