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.
More Sloppy Joe Inspired Recipes…
Instant Pot Big Mac Sloppy Joes
Instant Pot Creamy Sloppy Joes
Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Casserole
Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Beef Quesadillas With Cream Cheese
Instant Pot Maid-Rite Sandwiches
Instant Pot Southwest Tavern Sandwiches
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Instant Pot Sloppy Ottos
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 18 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
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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We have made this recipe for years, on the stovetop. Thanks for the proportions to use the instant pot! When I make pumpernickel bread it’s usually formed into buns. Good quality bakery pumpernickel by the slice makes a nice open faced sandwich.
Mmmm sounds so good!
Jan Jacobs says
I’m confused. In your video of the sandwich, it looks like the cheese is right in the mixture. But your recipe says to melt it under the broiler. Which one is it?
I added the cheese into the pot and let it melt but when trying to scoop it out it got really messy. So I changed the instructions to adding the cheese after under the broiler.
Iris Winzer says
great idea for Oktoberfest!