Pressure cooker Sloppy Joes are fantastic for fast weeknight meals.
Brown the meat on saute/brown setting. Stir in the sauce and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes to meld all the flavors as if it simmered for 30 minutes. This recipe is not sensitive to natural or quick pressure release, you may do either.
Serve on sliders or full-sized kaiser rolls.
My family loves dinners like this. Fast and you can grab it on the go if you need. Serve with a veggie. This night we served buttered peas and green beans (we have picky eaters that will only eat green beans from the can and I am happy to accommodate the veggie needs of my picky eaters!)
Wrap it up in a napkin and send them on their way to practice or have it ready to serve when they arrive home hungry and tired. A comforting Sloppy Joe in hand will make your little sports star full and happy!
The process is so simple. A pressure cooker cuts down a bit on the simmer time and really the best part is that you don’t have to stir and control the heat, you just toss it in and set it for 8 minutes and walk away. Unlike on the stove where you have to monitor the heat, splattering and make sure it is stirred on occasion. This is an upside in most pressure cooking recipes. It’s why I love it and why so many people say that they now cook at home every night, and they have renewed their love of cooking.
I am not kidding you, the pressure cooking (stove-top or electric) is making a come back! I am here to help it. If you want to know more about Pressure cooking and if it is for you start with this article “Why I Ditched My Pressure Cooker” and then read the “Instant Pot Review.” I love the Instant Pot it is my go-to pressure cooker. If you want set and forget the electric pressure cookers are for you. If you are more about the technicality of pressure cooking and want true pressure cooking, the stove-top version is for you.
If you do not own a pressure cooker, you can cook this recipe on the stove. You will just brown the beef in a pan and then simmer in the sauce stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes.
You can freeze any leftovers for later use. The sloppy joe mix thaws and freezes really well. Easy to heat up and put in lunches too.