Everyone loves Sloppy Joes and this instant pot sloppy joes recipe is amazing! With only a handful of ingredients, dinner will be on the table fast thanks to the pressure cooker.
It’s so good and the entire family will enjoy it.
Instant pot sloppy joes
Dinner does not have to be complicated. This recipe is simple, easy and delicious! Plus, it’s very frugal friendly.
You will never buy pre-made sloppy joes again! This recipe can’t be beat and it’s just so easy.
Truly, you will kick yourself that you didn’t make this sooner. Plus, it all goes into the instant pot which means it’s super fast!
Prefer the slow cooker? Try Crock Pot Sloppy Joes.
- Lean ground beef (or you can use ground turkey)
- Brown Sugar
- Water (or beef broth)
- Hamburger Buns
How to make instant pot sloppy joes
First, make sure the instant pot is on the saute setting. Then brown the ground beef and drain any excess grease.
You might want to add diced onions to the meat for even more flavor. Sometimes, we add onions and it is really good.
Now go ahead and cancel the saute setting.
Next, add the mustard, brown sugar, ketchup and water. Stir this occasionally.
This is when we sometimes add Worcestershire sauce. It is totally optional but really good.
Stir everything together and be careful that it does not stick to the bottom of the pot. If this happens, add a little olive oil and that should do the trick.
Finally, put the lid on the top and make sure the lid is set to sealing. Set the pressure cooker to high pressure for 5 minutes.
The last step is to do a quick release and turn the valve. Use a wooden spoon to stir everything together and serve on your favorite hamburger buns.
How do you thicken Sloppy Joes?
Once finished cooking, it is easy to thicken if you find the consistency to thin. Just make a simple cornstarch slurry.
You shouldn’t need much. Start with a teaspoon of cornstarch and 2 of tablespoons water. Stir it together in a separate bowl and add to the instant pot using the saute setting for about a minute.
Make sure to stir this constantly and you should see it began to thicken nicely.
- If you don’t already have one, you will need an electric pressure cooker for this recipe. I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart if you prefer.
- Feel free to use ground turkey instead of ground beef.
- You can add diced onion and bell peppers to the ground beef mixture while cooking. It adds amazing flavor.
- Try making sliders instead of regular size for parties or kiddos with smaller appetites. This size is great for small hands to hold.
- Top each sandwich with cheese if you prefer. It is yummy.
Side dish ideas
- Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries– Those are so good and everyone loves them.
- Lazy Day Crock Pot Baked Beans
- Corn on the Cob – another easy idea and also really good with Sloppy Joes.
Sometimes we want something sweet to go with dinner but I want it to be healthy. This Red White and Blue Fruit Salad is amazing!
It’s perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth without it being heavy like cookies or cake. The fruit salad is also very simple to make. I often make this for parties and when I need to bring a dish somewhere.
It’s gorgeous for Memorial Day or 4th of July. However, we eat it all year round!
Easy sloppy joes in the instant pot!
It’s hard to believe just how simple this Sloppy Joes recipe is! I’m certain you will add this to your monthly rotation of meals.
It’s a hit with all ages and everyone will ask for seconds. You can make this in less time than going to get take out.
You will love pressure cooker sloppy joes.
Print sloppy joes instant pot recipe below:
Instant pot sloppy joes recipe is so quick and easy! The flavor is amazing and dinner comes together so fast! Try Sloppy Joes Pressure cooker recipe for a yummy dinner idea. The entire family will love this Easy sloppy joes instant pot recipe!
- 3 lbs ground beef (or you can use ground turkey)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup mustard
- 1 1/2 cups ketchup
- 1 cup water or beef broth
- 10 hamburger buns
Place the instant pot on sauté setting. Brown the ground beef and drain any excess grease.
Cancel the sauté setting. Add in the mustard, brown sugar, ketchup and water. Stir.
Place the lid on the top and make sure the lid is set to sealing.
Set the pressure to high for 5 minutes.
After the cook time, do a quick release to release the pressure from the Instant Pot.
Stir and serve on your favorite hamburger buns.
Make sure to freeze your leftovers for a quick dinner option at a later date. Or even better, double your recipe and freeze! Easiest way to do dinner on a future night.