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Instant Pot Vegan Sloppy Joes

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  • Author: Brand New Vegan
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: main
  • Cuisine: american, vegan


One of my readers asked me the other day if I had an Instant Pot Vegan Sloppy Joes recipe. The answer is....I DO NOW!  So quick, so easy, and SO tasty!


  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cauliflower, finely chopped or 'riced'
  • 1/2 cup portabella mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp vegan worcestershire
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (if necessary)
  • 1/4 tsp red wine vinegar


  1. Use SAUTE mode on your IP to soften the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic, using a few tablespoons of water or veg broth to prevent sticking
  2. Add cauliflower, mushrooms, walnuts, water, worcestershire, soy sauce, and chili powder and stir to mix well.
  3. Layer the ketchup, maple syrup, and mustard on TOP of the mixture but do NOT stir.
  4. Attach lid, set vent to SEAL, and cook on MANUAL for 5 minutes.
  5. Let it naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes before carefully opening lid.
  6. Stir, and if it's too thin and watery - go ahead and stir in the oats.
  7. Season with red wine vinegar and any additional salt or pepper and serve