Skip to Content

Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes {Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes}

Sharing is caring!

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees to Amazon.com and affiliate sites.

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 Sloppy Joes {Easy 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.

Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes {Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes}

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.

Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes {Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes}

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!

Recommended Melt Sandwich Recipes From Other Food Bloggers:

Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes {Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes}

Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes
Yield: 8 servings

Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Hard Root Beer Sloppy Joes are the best sloppy joe recipe! This slow cooker sloppy joe recipe features hard root beer in the sloppy joe sauce!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 0gSugar: 63gProtein: 16g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Looking for more sandwich recipes? Check out these recipes:

Save Your Favorite Recipes! Sign up for a FREE Grow.me account to save and share your favorite content from the top sites on the web. Click on the heart on the right side to get started!

Deanna Samaan
Follow Me

← Previous
Cranberry Turkey Melt {Thanksgiving Essentials Melt Sandwich}
Chocolate Caramel Gooey Bars
Next →
Chocolate Caramel Gooey Bars {Easy Cake Mix Bar Cookies}

Olivia

Wednesday 4th of April 2018

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

Alicia Taylor

Monday 17th of July 2017

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

Angela LeMoine

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

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

Deanna Samaan

Wednesday 10th of February 2016

Thank you!!!

dcclark13

Monday 8th of February 2016

Mmmm.....sloppy and lip smacking, just the way sloppy joe's are supposed to be - delish!!

Deanna Samaan

Wednesday 10th of February 2016

Thank you!!!

fabfood4all

Monday 8th of February 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

Wednesday 10th of February 2016

Awesome!!! I am glad to inspire you :)