A combination of lean ground beef and apple cider vinegar makes this sloppy Joe recipe slightly sweet and slightly tart, made right there in your Instant Pot®. Enjoy!

Bren

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Recipe Summary

cook:
20 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil and tip pot to coat the entire bottom. Add ground beef, onion, and red bell pepper. Season with salt and black pepper. Cook and stir until vegetables are soft and beef is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

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  • Add garlic to the pot and cook another 30 seconds. Add vinegar. Stir in water, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, chili powder, and red pepper flakes. Add crushed tomatoes and stir well.

  • Close and lock the lid and close the vent. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Meanwhile, toast hamburger buns and coat with butter.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Serve on toasted buns.

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; protein 21.8g; carbohydrates 34.8g; fat 20.6g; cholesterol 74.5mg; sodium 664.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2018
A great recipe! No tweaking necessary. Thank you Bren. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/31/2020
Really didn t turn out well for me. Strong vinegar taste. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
01/31/2020
Really didn t turn out well for me. Strong vinegar taste. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/31/2020
I thought it was way too sweet and too much vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2018
A great recipe! No tweaking necessary. Thank you Bren. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2019
I made these for the first time about a week ago. To me the flavor seemed to be lacking a bit... maybe the tomatoes over did it or not enough spice... idk.... But it was super easy to prepare and even with a little tweaking didn't take nearly as much time as others!!! My fiance and I didn't eat all of it as I doubled the recipe BUT it gave me a nice base to actually make a nice chilli the next day so I can say it's super versatile and if you tweak it I think it's actually a decent recipe!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2020
I made this as a quick and easy meal for the family today. It was great! I made extra to refrigerate so the kids could warm some up later for a quick lunch during the week while I’m at work. They’ve already gone back for seconds! The only change I made was to reduce the apple cider vinegar by about half because I didn’t want it to be overpowering for them. It still has the tartness, but without being overwhelming for young, picky eaters. Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2018
Loved it. I would recommend doubling up if you are going to feed 2-5 people. As this is barely enough sloppy joes sandwiches for two grown men if you think about it haha. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2018
Ended up with excess liquid But tasted great Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
I enjoyed this recipe! It was delicious. I’ve made it with and without the “optional” tomato paste, I recommend to INCLUDE the tomato paste. I used a Slight little extra paste Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2020
I found this to be very wonderful. As a true lover of canned Manwich I have never found a recipe that tastes better until now and this is it. I did use the advice of others and cut the vinegar in half. I have no idea what "strained" crushed tomatoes are so I poured in a whole can. And I did add a good squirt (about 3 Tbs.) of Baby Ray's Honey Barbecue. I made some fresh coleslaw to accompany the meal. Very good. Read More
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