Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes: Root Beer Sauce Combined Into A Sloppy Joe

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Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes are unique from using hard root beer to give this sloppy joe a sweet and savory taste.

Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes are unique from using hard root beer to give this sloppy joe a sweet and savory taste.


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I know from seeing it first hand how constantly being negative can affect your life. I have seen it from someone who is close to me plus when I was in a constant state of negativity, I had what you call “really bad luck.” Then one day, I just decided I needed to change my state of mind. Slowly but surely, I saw how things went from going wrong to going right.

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 Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes are unique from using hard root beer to give this sloppy joe a sweet and savory taste.

Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes Recipe

I am a fan of Manwhich like many others, but I know I have always added extra onions and peppers to it when I made Sloppy Joes. Around New Years I had got a six-pack of this new drink called Not Your Father’s Root Beer. I am not a beer drinker, I will drink a hard cider.

Someone suggested to me to try this hard root beer. It was good, I have to admit that. I’m just not a beer drinker. If I have a drink it usually with wine.

I immediately started to think of what I can make with it. Root beer BBQ sauce sounded so yummy to me, that was one of my thoughts on what I could do with this hard root beer I have. Then a friend of mine was talking about making Sloppy Joes, her recipe did not have the usual Manwich in it.

It was simply a cola and BBQ sauce. Hmmm, what if I used her recipe and used the hard root beer instead? I knew that the BBQ sauce should be something that would compliment the hard root beer as well, so I thought the brown sugar version would do that nicely, and I would use a slow cooker to bring all together. It was superb!

Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes are unique from using hard root beer to give this sloppy joe a sweet and savory taste.

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Yield: 6 servings

Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
The uniqueness from the hard root beer gives this sloppy Joes a sweet and savory taste. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.


  • 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)


  1. Brown the ground beef with the onion and bell pepper, cook until no longer pink
  2. Drain off the fat and set the beef mixture aside
  3. In a slow cooker add the entire bottle of the hard root beer and BBQ sauce, stir to combined
  4. Add the ground beef mixture to the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours
  5. Serve on buns and Enjoy

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360

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  • fabfood4all
    February 8, 2016

    Loving this easy and oh so tasty recipe. Reminds me of the 1st time I tried root beer in my teens when a new American owned burger restaurant opened locally, it was so exciting and became a regular haunt!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 10, 2016

      Awesome!!! I am glad to inspire you 🙂

  • dcclark13
    February 8, 2016

    Mmmm…..sloppy and lip smacking, just the way sloppy joe’s are supposed to be – delish!!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 10, 2016

      Thank you!!!

  • Angela LeMoine
    February 9, 2016

    Great looking weeknight meal!! Cant wait to give this a try!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 10, 2016

      Thank you!!!

  • Alicia Taylor
    July 17, 2017

    I love Not Your Father’s Root Beer. I have never thought about using it for cooking, though! Nice twist.

  • Olivia
    April 4, 2018

    Oh yum!!! I love how you added hard root beer this looks amazing!!!