Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

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recipe by Carrie Forrest

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These Sloppy Joes are perfect for those evenings when you don’t have anything planned but need dinner on the table fast. You just need to add the meat and spices and let the Instant Pot® do all the work. These Sloppy Joes can be served on hamburger buns or on top of sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes. MEAL PREP TIP: The meat has a ton of flavor, so it’s great for leftovers. Besides serving it on a bun or over potatoes, you can also serve it on top of a salad for a low-carb option.

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recipe updated Feb 4, 2020


  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    as needed
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Ground beef icon
    Ground beef
    4 cups
  • Onion powder icon
    Onion powder
    1 tsp (3g)
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    1 tsp (3g)
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
    473ml (473ml)
  • Ketchup icon
    about ½ cup (144g)
  • Low-sodium soy sauce icon
    Low-sodium soy sauce
    2 tbsp (28g)
  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    1 tbsp (12g)
  • Purple slaw icon
    Purple slaw
    as needed


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
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  1. Add extra virgin olive oil to the inner pot
  2. Heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  3. Then add ground beef to the inner pot
  4. Cook - approx 3 min
  5. Cancel - Sauté
  6. Then mix onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, tomato purée, ketchup, low-sodium soy sauce and brown sugar into the inner pot
  7. Stir until well combined
  8. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  9. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 10 min
  10. Natural release - 10 min
  11. Quick release
  12. Stir until well combined
  13. Serve
  14. Garnish with fresh parsley and purple slaw
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