Super Simple Sloppy Joes
By :Time Inc.
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This is a super easy recipe that shows off the Instant Pot®’s convenience when space or kitchen accommodations are at a premium. From Time Inc's "Instant Pot All-Time Best Recipes"
Votes: 19
Rating: 4.47
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef, Tomatoes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes 1 can, undrained
  • 1 1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns toasted
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef, Tomatoes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes 1 can, undrained
  • 1 1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns toasted
Votes: 19
Rating: 4.47
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Remove lid from the Instant Pot. Coat inner pot with cooking spray. Add ground beef. Press Sauté. Cook ground beef, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink.
  2. Turn cooker off. Drain beef well. Return beef to inner pot. Wipe rim of inner pot to remove any greasy residue. Return inner pot to cooker.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, ketchup, barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Press Sauté and choose “Less” mode. Bring to a simmer; cook 15 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Serve mixture on toasted buns.
11 replies
  1. Joisjourney
    Joisjourney says:

    Used tomato sauce, half ketchup, half worchestershire then added one onion and a can of button mushrooms.
    It was delishious over toast.

  2. EricaM
    EricaM says:

    We liked this a lot. It’s a tasty recipe but nothing special about preparing it in the IP. Next time I’d make it in a pan on the stove for easier clean up.

  3. UW1988
    UW1988 says:

    Delicious! Making it in the IP allowed me to work while it was thickening without having to watch the stove. Will make it again.

  4. FearKrew
    FearKrew says:

    I have the new Costco Instant Pot and it kept saying “BURN”. So I had to cut the times down to 5 minutes. Everything turned out fantastic!!!!!

  5. Zambooka100
    Zambooka100 says:

    I thought that it had too much ketchup. Could have used some onions and peppers. I could see this being a base for a better recipe with a little more dimension.

  6. Tcornethan91
    Tcornethan91 says:

    I agree with it calling for too much ketchup. Wish i had read the reviews before making. I added a white onion chopped up and lots of salt and pepper and that helped cut the sweetness of the ketchup. Overall it was crazy easy and tasty enough

  7. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Blairbowman,

    If you prefer a dryer sloppy joe, you can reduce the ketchup, bbq, and Worcestershire to your liking. The recipe is considered an IP recipe since it can be made using other methods but with less cleanup. Again, it is your preference on how you like to cook this recipe.

  8. Candy1992
    Candy1992 says:

    Blairbowman,
    Lets not be so critical. Remenber, this is suppose to be fun! And frankly I use my IP as often as possible. We buy these fun gadgets to make less work and more fun. I look for any reason to use it. Ofcourse it would be just as simple in a regular pan, but that would’nt be as much fun! Love my Instant Pot.

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