Kiss that can goodbye and try these homemade Sloppy Joes sandwiches! 

Did you look at the forecast for the rest of the week? It's supposed to be in the 80s by Thursday and I'm sure that warm weather has inspired you to make some amazing summer food at least once this week. Me too! Except we have one problem at our home. Nate melted off all the knobs on our grill and I'm scared to light it without them.

So, Instant Pot to the rescue! I felt like this particular recipe was speaking to me because it came from a blog called "I Don't Have Time for That" which is exactly how I was feeling about making dinner after my Cyclebar ride. Luckily this was one of the least complex electric pressure cooker Sloppy Joes recipes on the internet!

Throughout the course of my life, I've always used the Sloppy Joes sauce you buy in a can but what I loved about this recipe is that I knew EXACTLY what was going into my food.  There weren't any extremely difficult to pronounce, questionably food/questionably chemical ingredients unlike what you may read on the label of one of those cans.

I will say they were a touch too sweet for my personal taste, so next time I'll probably leave out the brown sugar! But hey, when you can't grill these are a great summer picnic option!

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes (via I Don't Have Time for That)


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2/3 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch


  • Warm Instant Pot using satue function.  Once warm, add ground beef and garlic.
  • Combine ketchup, brown sugar, tomato paste, mustard, vinegar, chili powder, and Worcestershire
  • If any fat remains once meat is brown, drain it and return meat to pot.
  • Add celery, peppers and onion.  Cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Turn Instant Pot off and add ketchup mixture and broth.
  • Cook on high pressure using manual function for 7 minutes.  Perform quick release once cycle is complete.
  • Mix together water and starch in small bowl.  Put pot back into satue mode and stir in starch mixture.  Cook 1-2 minutes or until sauce is thick.
  • Serve on your favorite buns.

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