Food & Recipes

Root Beer Sloppy Joes

by Laraine Perri

Root Beer Sloppy Joes

25 minutes is all you need to make this kid-approved meaty meal

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

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

  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute, just until fragrant.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.