Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Best, classic, quick, easy sloppy joes recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in Instant Pot/ pressure cooker in 30 minutes. Can be made on stovetop too!

Servings: 6 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic, comfort food, easy, ground beef, homemade
Calories: 277 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Onions Finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic Finely minced
  • 1/3 cup Green peppers Finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Celery Roughly hopped
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Beef broth Low sodium, Or water
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1.5 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili flakes Optional
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Yellow mustard


  1. Turn Instant pot to “Saute”mode and heat oil.

  2. Add meat and cook until it's brown and no longer pink. 

  3. Drain fat.

  4. Add a little butter and onion, garlic, green peppers, celery and saute for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

  5. Turn off Instant pot.

  6. Add ketchup, tomato paste, broth, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, red chili flakes, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard and mix everything together. 

  7. Put the lid on and turn the valve to “Sealing.” Turn on the Instant pot again and select “Manual” mode and set the timer for 7 minutes.

  8. When the cook time is over, turn the valve to “Venting” and do a quick pressure release.

  9. Remove lid and cook on the "Saute" setting until liquid is reduced to your desired consistency. 

  10. Serve it on hamburger buns. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Sloppy Joes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 387mg16%
Potassium 381mg11%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 9.5mg12%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.