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Pressure Cooker Fire Roasted Tomato Sloppy Joes

by Kristen

I happen to have a few good friends who consider themselves to have type-A personalities.   I try to keep those friends from opening up my silverware drawer when they come over to my house.  ( or any other drawer)  I consider myself to be very organized.  In a way that works for me.  I am also not the type of person who follows precise directions.

You may notice on this website that there are not too many baking recipes.  In the kitchen, I almost always find myself improvising.  The time I subbed baking powder for baking soda, my method didn’t necessarily work out.  However, when I wanted to make sloppy joes but didn’t have sloppy joe sauce, or tomato sauce, or tomato paste, I decided to improvise using a can of fire roasted tomatoes. And wow.  Some of the best sloppy joes I have had or made!

I have been trying to make a variety of different recipes in my instant pot this year. ( You can check out my pressure cooker recipe collection here.)

I held back a little from making sloppy joes.  Why? well, because I can make sloppy joes on the stove in 20 minutes.   But making sloppy joes in your instant pot makes them taste like they have been slow cooking in flavors all day.  These were probably the best sloppy joes I have ever made.

I used a can of fire roasted tomatoes from Aldi.  Similar to this can of fire roasted tomatoes. 

I put together a little video for you, to show you how easy this recipe is!

Pressure Cooker Fire Roasted Tomato Sloppy Joes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 8 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes


  1. Set your pressure cooker to saute and brown ground beef. Drain. 

  2. Add chopped onion and bell pepper

  3. Add onion powder, chili powder, Worcestershire, ketchup, brown sugar and fire roasted tomatoes. 

  4. Close pressure cooker lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. 

  5. Let NPR

  6. Remove lid.  Set the saute setting and saute for 4-5 more minutes so the sauce thickens. 

  7. You're done!  It's time to eat! 

These sloppy joes were so flavorful!  I just loved them!  My kids loved them too!  ( They love sloppy joes of all kind.)

These sloppy joes are always such a hit with my kids!  They have no idea there are vegetables in them!  I love it!


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