sloppy joes with coleslaw on a white plate

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

The Instant Pot may not necessarily mean your Sloppy Joes are on the table quicker, but it definitely makes the recipe easier to prepare.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 sandwiches
Calories 220kcal
Author Nora Rusev



  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt & pepper to taste

To Serve:

  • Toasted buns, coleslaw, pickles, cheese...


  • Brown meat: Set the instant pot to "sauté". Add the oil and cook the onion and bell pepper until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the beef and garlic and cook until browned.
  • Add remaining ingredients: Stir in all remaining ingredients (except for the buns and toppings!). Close the lid and set the valve to "sealing".
  • Cook: Select "pressure cook" on the "high" setting for 5 minutes. Once the cooking time is up, do a quick pressure release. Serve over toasted buns with your favorite toppings.



Nutrition is for the filling only, without buns or toppings.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 3mg