Hi there, friends! Today I had everything I needed to make a new version of the Big Mac Attack. Considering that has been one of our biggest hits here on Home Pressure Cooking, we figured we would try an Instant Pot Big Mac Sloppy Joes attack.

Not too keen on Big Mac? Try our Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joe version instead.

Sloppy Joe Ingredients

For this recipe, you only need a few ingredients. Lean ground beef, lettuce pickles, onions, rolls, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce thousand islands (or make your own secret sauce), and a few seasonings. Oh, and you can’t forget the sesame seeds. You can buy rolls that already have them. We used potato rolls because those are the best and make eating sloppy joes a little less sloppy.

Instant Pot Big Mac Sloppy Joes

It was funny when our son was eating them, he said: “Mom these are really good, but the hamburger is falling apart”! I nearly died laughing. Son, they are sloppy joe version of the Big Mac! He laughed with me and devoured two and went for a third. He thoroughly enjoyed them.

The Pressure Cooker wasn’t used in this recipe. Everything was simply made using the saute option. NO mess, and easy cleanup. We love dinners like this.

These Instant Pot Big Mac sloppy Joes will go great with a side of fries. Heck, you can even crunch up some potato chips to top them off. I guess that’s if you want to really be bad that day. All in all, these aren’t half as bad as going through the drive-through. Using lean organic beef, low-fat cheese, and low-fat thousand islands can really reduce the calories.

Hope you give this recipe a try and let us know how you like it.

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Big Mac Sloppy Joes in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Instant Pot Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Instant Pot
  • Ninja Foodi
  • Mealthy Crisp Lid
  • Spurtles


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 medium sized diced yellow onion
  • 10-12 diced dill pickles Use more or less to your liking
  • 1 cup Light thousand Island or make your own secret sauce
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Beef seasoning (optional)
  • Sesame seeds for buns or buy buns that have sesame seeds on them
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar or american cheese
  • Shredded lettuce for topping


  • First set your Pressure Cooker on saute mode medium. Add ground beef, salt and pepper (or beef seasoning to taste) and worcestershire sauce. Using a spurtle or wooden spoon to chop your meat and lightly saute. If you are using lean ground beef there is no need to drain the fat. What little you have may remain
  • Next add in your onion and saute. Add diced pickle and mix. Add one cup of thousand island and mix well. Simmer for around 5 minutes on low setting being sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot. Top with shredded cheese and put the lid on to let the cheese melt naturally. Mix well.
  • I used the Mealthy CrispLid to toast my sesame seeds on the bun. For this part I melted a little butter and brushed on the bun, then sprinkled the seeds on. I set a trivet stand right over the meat, and in a basket placed the buns in at 325 degrees for just a few minutes to get the bun toasted.


Special Sauce
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup French Dressing
2 cup Dill Relish

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