Root Beer Sloppy Joes

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Root Beer Sloppy Joes
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Root beer adds a warm caramel note to these fun sandwiches. Serve with baked sweet potato chips.
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)


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2 teaspoons canola oil
3/4 cup prechopped onion
12 ounces 90% lean ground sirloin
1/2 cup unsalted tomato sauce
1/4 cup bottled chili sauce (such as Heinz)
1/4 cup root beer
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon tomato paste
4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns, toasted


1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 3 minutes. Add beef; cook 4 minutes or until beef begins to brown, stirring to crumble. Stir in tomato sauce and next 7 ingredients (through tomato paste); bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Divide beef mixture evenly among bottom halves of buns; top with top halves of buns.

Created date

July 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 331
Fat 11.6 g
Satfat 3.5 g
Monofat 4.9 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 21 g
Carbohydrate 35 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 52 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 555 mg
Calcium 105 mg