Pressure Cooker Sloppy Joe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 carrot, grated
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
- ½ cup rolled oats
For best results, we recommend using:
- Select Sauté on your pressure cooker to preheat the base; add olive oil and ground beef. Brown the meat well, about 5 minutes.
- Push beef aside and add onion, bell pepper, carrot, garlic powder, and salt; sauté until the veggies are soft, about 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle in the water, chopped tomatoes, vinegar, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Bring the mixture to a boil; toss in the oats and do not stir.
- Close lid and set valve to Sealing.
- Press Meat/Stew and cook for 10 minutes at high pressure. Slowly release pressure through the quick-release valve.
- Remove lid and let stand an additional 5 minutes to thicken.
Legend has it, the original "Sloppy Joe" sandwich was served in Sioux City, Iowa in the 1930's. It was a loose meat sandwich made with ground meat, onions, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, and served on a hamburger bun. It was created by a cook named Joe and the rest is American culinary history!
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What others are saying
C H says:
My family loved this recipe. I love that it didn’t have ketchup like many other recipes do and it wasn’t sweet. I did cut the oatmeal amount in half as I found it kind of weird, the meal still tasted delicious and you can’t really tell there’s oatmeal in there!
Angelica Cornett says:
Made this for my husband he loved it! It’s a very simple quick and easy recipe! Must when you need to cook up a quick dinner
Rachel Douglas says:
When I saw oatmeal, I'll admit I was a skeptic. Well, I am not at all disappointed with the way this recipe turned out. The meat sauce was extra thick and bulky, which resulted in perfect sloppy joe meat. I can snuck in carrots (not peppers) that my kids would otherwise not eat. I think from start to finish the cooking time for this was under 45 minutes, including the time it takes for the pressure to rise.
Hector Jonass says:
Excellent recipe. I’ve made a lot of sloppy joe since becoming a dad, and this one is among the best I’ve had. The boys liked it, so that's good enough for me. I added a pinch of chipotle powder to the mixture for a hint of smoky spiciness. Was just enough to make it interesting for the adults without overwhelming the kids. Served on toasted cornmeal-dusted kaiser rolls & with tater tots, of course!
Aja A says:
The rolled oats in the sloppy joe was a nice addition to thicken the sauce. Just a delicious and messy sandwich. Had a ton of leftovers, so decided to wrap the remainder in lettuce cups for the rest of the week.
Sam Dalton says:
I made this dish and was really surprised how well it turned out. You can't even taste the oatmeal in the recipe. The sauce was the perfect consistency. Overall it was hearty, rich, and down right delicious comfort food.
Katie Hason says:
I loved sloppy Joe's as a kid and this recipe just brought back all of the good childhood feels. Not only does it taste amazing, but it is so quick to make, perfect for after work when you want something good and hearty but don't want a lot of labor and cleaning afterwards.