My new Instant Pot has become my best friend in the kitchen. From pressure cooking to slow cooking to sauteing to making rice to making beef broth, I’ve found the Instant Pot easy to use and easy to clean.
Sloppy Joes were one of the first dinner recipes I tried in the Instant Pot. Because we have soccer practice 4 nights a week along with scouting, I knew sandwiches would appear a lot on my dinner menu. Sloppy Joes are easy to make, and kid-friendly. Using the slow cooker to start the Sloppy Joes right after lunch freed up my late afternoon time in the kitchen. If I wasn’t home during the day, I could set the timer on the Instant Pot in the morning to start the Sloppy Joes later in the day.
My Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe recipe was inspired by a Sloppy Joe recipe I found on Paleo Leap. Since my kids are known for picking out obvious bits of pepper, mushroom, and onions, I didn’t include them in my recipe. Instead, I used garlic and onion powder in the Sloppy Joe mix, and cooked up a batch of mushroom, onions, and peppers on the stove for my husband and I.
We serve the Sloppy Joes several ways. Some of the kids like the meat mix on kaiser rolls. Others prefer to eat it over leftover pasta. My husband and I prefer to skip the wheat and eat ours over wild rice, rice, or roasted potato wedges.
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 16 oz can of tomato puree
- ½ cup ketchup
- 2 T Worcestershire sauce
- 1 T apple cider vinegar
- 1 T chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 T Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- Saute the ground beef in the Instant Pot Slow Cooker or on the stove in a pot with a heavy bottom. Drain most of the fat.
- Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.