Air Fryer Sloppy Joes Recipe

  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 19m
  • Ready In: 29m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    11.0 g
  • Cholesterol

    65.0 mg
  • Fat

    8.2 g
  • Fiber

    0.3 g
  • Protein

    24.3 g
  • Saturated Fat

    3.0 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    496.8 mg
  • Sugar

    9.8 g
  • Trans Fat

    0.0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.0 g
  • Potassium

    25.1 mg
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Air fryer sloppy joes recipe. Super easy and delicious sloppy Joes cooked in an air fryer. I used Homemade Worcestershire Sauce, to make this recipe. Please note, that the cooking time is just an estimate and can vary based on the Air Fryer model. I used my Kyvol Air Fryer, to make this yummy dish.

Air Fryer Introduction

Welcome to our deliciously easy recipe for Air Fryer Sloppy Joes with Homemade Worcestershire Sauce. In this post, we’ll show you how to make a mouthwatering twist on a classic comfort food using your air fryer. Get ready to enjoy a flavorful and satisfying meal that the whole family will love. So let’s get started!

Cooking Sloppy Joes in an air fryer offers several benefits that make it a great choice for this classic comfort food. First and foremost, using an air fryer reduces the amount of oil needed for cooking, making it a healthier option. The hot circulating air in the air fryer cooks the meat evenly and gives it a deliciously crispy texture.

Additionally, the air fryer allows you to cook the Sloppy Joes quickly, saving you time in the kitchen. It’s also a convenient option as you can easily adjust the temperature and cooking time to achieve your desired level of doneness.

With all these advantages, it’s no wonder that the air fryer has become a popular choice for cooking Sloppy Joes. So let’s dive in and discover how to make this mouthwatering dish!

Now that we’ve covered the benefits of cooking Sloppy Joes in an air fryer, let’s move on to the next step in this delicious recipe: making homemade Worcestershire sauce. Worcestershire sauce is a key ingredient in adding depth and flavor to your Sloppy Joes. By making it from scratch, you can customize the flavors to suit your taste preferences.

How to Make Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

To begin, gather the following ingredients: apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, molasses, tamarind paste, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, salt, and black pepper. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine all the ingredients and whisk until well combined.

Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. This will allow the flavors to meld together and create a rich and tangy sauce. Once the sauce has thickened slightly, remove it from the heat and let it cool. You can store the Worcestershire sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Now that we have our homemade Worcestershire sauce ready, let’s move on to the final step of cooking and assembling our mouthwatering Air Fryer Sloppy Joes!

Worcestershire sauce

Cooking Sloppy Joes in an Air Fryer

Now that we have our homemade Worcestershire sauce ready, it’s time to cook and assemble our mouthwatering Air Fryer Sloppy Joes! Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) for about 5 minutes. While the air fryer is preheating, let’s prepare the filling. In a large skillet over medium heat, add ground beef and cook until browned.

Drain any excess grease. Next, add diced onions and bell peppers to the skillet and sauté until they are tender. Now, it’s time to add the homemade Worcestershire sauce we made earlier. Pour the sauce into the skillet and stir well to coat the meat and vegetables.

Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. While the filling is simmering, let’s prepare the buns. Slice the hamburger buns in half and lightly toast them in the air fryer for about 2 minutes. Once the buns are toasted, remove them from the air fryer and set aside.

Sloppy Joes

Now, it’s time to assemble the Sloppy Joes. Place a generous amount of the filling on the bottom half of each bun.

Top it with a slice of cheese if desired. Finally, place the top half of the bun on the filling and press gently to secure everything together. Your Air Fryer Sloppy Joes are now ready to be enjoyed! Serve them hot and savor the delicious combination of flavors and textures. Bon appétit!

Air Fryer Sloppy Joes Recipe

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  • 1 pound (480 g) lean gound beef
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) ketchup
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoons Worcestershre sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 hamburger buns


Step 1

Preheat your air fryer to 400 F (200 C) for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Using a spatula, break the ground into small chunks. Carefully place it in the basket. Roast for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Stir to break apart. Air fry at 390 F (185 C) for a further 3 minutes. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes longer or until beef is tender.

Step 4

Remove cooked meat from the fryer. Drain and crumble into small pieces, using a fork. Set aside.

Step 5

Rinse your air fryer basket to remove any browned bits.

Step 6

Place the remaining ingredients, except buns, in the basket. Mix well. Return the cooked and crumbled beef and stir well again. Air fry at 330 F (165 C) for 5 minutes. Open the air fryer, stir, and fry for a further 2 minutes.

Step 7

Scoop onto hamburger buns. Serve hot.

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