Instant Pot Sloppy Ottos–a German inspired version of a loose meat sandwich. It has tons of flavor with sausage, sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard.
Instant Pot Sloppy Ottos
I saw a recipe for “sloppy ottos” on Taste of Home. Of course I was intrigued. What is a sloppy otto? The author of the recipe explains that sloppy ottos are a german twist on sloppy joes. He said, “My version of sloppy joes comes from an old family recipe. Make these sandwiches even more German by stacking everything on a pretzel bun.” The truth is that these don’t taste like sloppy joes at all. They are a loose meat sandwich but other than that they are quite different. And different in a good way. They are full of flavor thanks to sausage (yum!) and sauerkraut (yum!).
- The meat filling only has 5 ingredients! Ground sausage, onion, broth, green peppers and sauerkraut. And it only takes a 3 minute pressure cooking time.
- If you like heat buy a spicy sausage. I just used mild sausage because I have a son who is pretty picky about spicy foods.
- Try toasting your buns and spreading them with spicy brown mustard. This brings the sandwich to a whole new level! I didn’t add mayo to my sandwich but that would be amazing too.
- You can get melty cheese by putting the open sandwich under your oven’s broiler or in a toaster oven.
- I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. You can also make this in the 3 quart pot with no changes.
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A German inspired version of a loose meat sandwich. It has tons of flavor with sausage, sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard.
- 1 pound ground pork sausage (spicy, if desired)
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup drained sauerkraut
- 1 green bell pepper, cored and diced
- 6 slices provolone or muenster cheese
- 6 pretzel or brioche buns (toasted is good!)
- Spicy brown mustard
- Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. When display says HOT add in the sausage and break it up. Add in the onions. Brown for about 5 minutes. Stir in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off Instant Pot.
- Dump in the sauerkraut and green peppers.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up move valve to venting and remove the lid.
- Stir well. If you’d like to thicken the mixture you can stir in a couple tablespoons of potato flakes or you can make a cornstarch slurry.
- Spread mustard on the buns. Scoop meat onto the buns. Top each sandwich with a slice of provolone. Serve and enjoy!
- Category: Sausage
- Method: Instant Pot
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