pressure cooker sloppy joes

Pressure Cooker Sloppy Joes

Your Instant Pot comes to the rescue for a quick and easy kid pleasing meal. The best part is the sloppy joes can be made ahead of time and frozen for a last minute meal. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipes, instant pot recipes, pressure cooker, sloppy joes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 438 kcal


  • 2 pounds ground beef, cooked
  • 1 onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 14 ounce canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth (or water)


  1. Pour 1 cup of beef broth in your Instant Pot. Add in all the other ingredients. Cook high pressure for 8 minutes.


Place all ingredients (EXCEPT Beef Broth) in a round freezer container.

On day you want to eat the sloppy joes, place 1 cup beef broth and frozen meat into the Instant Pot. Cook on hight pressure for 10 minutes. Quick Release. Once Instant Pot is done, stir well and serve on buns.

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 727mg32%
Potassium 753mg22%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.