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instant pot sloppy joes in a burger bun

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes Recipe

This homemade instant pot sloppy joe is about to be on rotation in your home. A simple classic ground beef recipe that is packed full of flavour and perfect for weeknight meals. It is super quick, delicious, and loved by kids and adults. Let me show you how to make it
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 244 kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 lb ground lean beef 500g
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 medium green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 2 to 3 drops of liquid smoke optional
  • Burger buns


  • Turn on the instant pot and select the sauté button and leave until hot, add the ground beef, break it up and stir the beef continuously until browned. Drain the fat if need be especially if you are not using lean beef.
  • Add the chopped green pepper, onions and garlic and stir for another minute or two to soften the onions and pepper a bit.
  • Add beef stock, the browned beef and deglaze the bottom of the pot in other to avoid getting BURN notice. You shouldn’t anyway if you followed this recipe to the letter. Cancel the sauté function
  • Go on and add the rest of the ingredients, brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, tomato paste, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke. Slightly stir at the top to mix the ingredients without touching the bottom of the pan.
  • Cover the instant pot and turn the valve to the sealing position. Select manual or pressure cook and cook the ground beef mixture for 8 minutes on high pressure.
  • After the cooking procedure is completed, leave the pot to natural pressure release for 5 minutes then carefully do a quick release to depressurise the pot.
  • Open the lid of the IP and stir the sloppy joes mixture to combine. You shouldn’t have much liquid in the sauce at this point. To thicken the sauce, turn on the sauté function and stir the sloppy joes continuously until it thickens to desired consistency.
  • While you are waiting on the pot to depressurise, toast the burger buns so they are ready to be served immediately with the sloppy joe.



The nutritional value does not include the calories of the burger buns. Also, note that the nutritional value given here is just an estimate and was generated using the WPRM. kindly use your trusted nutrition calculator if in doubt. 


Calories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 26gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 685mgPotassium: 717mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 402IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients and brands you use. Under no circumstances will thedinnerbite.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.

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