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Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes is an old fashioned sloppy joes recipe! These slow cooker sloppy joes feature hard root beer in the sloppy joe sauce! Simply wonderful homemade sloppy joes.
Hard Root Beer
Have you ever tried Hard Root Beer? What is it? Hard Root Beer is an alcoholic root beer.
What do you do when you find yourself with a 6 pack of hard root beer? You could drink it of course, but what about cooking with the hard root beer? That was my dilemma when I had a leftover 6 pack of Not Your Father’s Root Beer.
Old fashioned sloppy joes recipe
A friend suggested making an old fashioned sloppy joes recipe with the hard root beer. He makes a root beer sloppy joe recipe and felt using the alcoholic version of root beer would do well. So I set about creating an old fashioned sloppy joes recipe with a slight twist.
Sloppy joe sauce
I am a fan of Manwich like many others for the sloppy joe sauce. The sloppy joe sauce of Manwich is good I always added extra onions and peppers to the Manwich sauce, but I wanted to make homemade sloppy joes.
The first step in great homemade sloppy joes would be making my own sloppy joe sauce. The added hard root beer would make the sloppy joe sauce sweeter, so had to make sure I balance this old-fashioned sloppy joes recipe with the spice as well.
Slow cooker sloppy joes
In order to make these homemade sloppy joes I needed it to be easy. Easy is a slow cooker! Slow cooker sloppy joes are perfect! You can let the hard root beer sloppy joe sauce cook all day and serve it whenever you feel like it!
Not only does the sloppy joe sauce have a nice sweet, yet tangy taste to it, but these sloppy joe sandwiches seem to disappear fast! These slow cooker sloppy joes are great to serve to your hungry family and friends for game time!
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 12 oz bottle of hard root beer
- 16 oz bottle brown sugar BBQ sauce
- ½ onion (chopped)
- red bell pepper (chopped)
- Brown the ground beef with the onion and bell pepper, cook until no longer pink
- Drain off the fat and set the beef mixture aside
- In a slow cooker add the entire bottle of the hard root beer and BBQ sauce, stir to combined
- Add the ground beef mixture to the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours
- Serve on buns and Enjoy
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 0gSugar: 63gProtein: 16g