Sloppy Joes
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.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 1tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2lbs 90% lean ground beef
  • 1tsp onion powder
  • 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp chili powder
  • 16oz tomato puree1 can
  • 1/2cup ketchup
  • 2tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1tbsp brown sugar
  • Purple slawfor garnish (optional)
  • Fresh chopped parsleyfor garnish (optional)
  1. Select Sauté and add the olive oil to the inner pot. Once the oil is hot, add the ground beef and cook for 3 minutes, using a spatula to break up the meat.
  2. Press Cancel and add the onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, tomato purée, ketchup, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Stir to combine.
  3. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual; set the pressure to High and the time to 10 minutes. Make sure the steam release knob is in the sealed position. After cooking, naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure.
  4. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir the Sloppy Joe mixture to make sure it’s well combined.
  5. Serve immediately garnished with purple slaw and parsley, if desired, or place the Sloppy Joes in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 2 months
Recipe Notes

GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Use tamari in place of the soy sauce.

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.

PER SERVING Calories: 246; Fat: 12g; Carbohydrates: 7g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 24g; Sodium: 400mg