Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

Sweet & Sloppy Yum on a bun! These Instant Pot Sloppy Joes are so easy and quick to make.  I highly recommend toasting the buns before topping with the finished sloppy joe mixture.  

  • Author: Katia
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 14
  • Total Time: 24
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1.5 lb ground beef 
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (About 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté.
  2. Once ready, add oil and sauté onions & pepper till tender, about 4 mins.  Stirring occasionally. 
  3. Add ground beef and brown about 4 mins.
  4. Add garlic and seasonings (salt, pepper and paprika) cook another 30 secs to 1 mins.
  5. Add remaining ingredients: Worcestershire, mustard, brown sugar, ketchup and water.
  6. Close Instant Pot and set pot to 5 mins high pressure.
  7. Quick release once timer goes off.
  8. At this time, you can toast your buns.  Warm a skillet to medium high.  Spray them with cooking oil on cut/flat side (I use avocado oil spray).  Then set them flat side down on the skillet for just a couple mins till they're toasted to your liking.  Keep a close eye on them.  Do not walk away.
  9. Once your buns are toasted, you're ready to serve your sloppy joes as is or with your favorite toppings.



** These are Gluten Free ONLY without the buns.  The sloppy joe mixture is gluten free.  You can serve them with gluten free buns if that is your preference.**

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