Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb ground sirloin
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup root beer
2/3 cup tomato sauce
Canned diced green chilies, to taste (1 to 3 Tbsp), optional
1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup minced scallions
4 potato rolls or hamburger buns
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute, just until fragrant.
Add the beef and sauté, breaking up gently, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chili powder, salt, and pepper Add the root beer, tomato sauce, green chilies (if using), and Worcestershire sauce.
Bring to a lively simmer and cook about 15 minutes, stirring often, until thickened. Stir in the scallions. Pile onto rolls or buns. Serve with sweet-potato chips and prepared coleslaw.