Super easy. Interesting flavors. We ate them open-faced with some fresh fruit on the side. Very filling. Will make again.
There are no leftovers bc my 14 y/o eats 2 servings. I always use all natural soda. Skipped the buns and did a side of steamed broccoli with some blue cheese dressing.
I thought these were great and my whole family enjoyed them. Very surprised this recipe was not rated higher. I used a generic brand of root beer and it gave it a great flavor. I doubled the recipe to have some leftovers and did not lose any flavor. I did add the garlic with the onions instead of waiting but that was the only thing I changed.
I am really surprised to read the negative reviews on this recipe. The flavor was so delicious and I cannot wait to make this recipe again! I wonder if people used a weak root beer? I used a strong, good quality root beer. http://determinedwwmomma.blogspot.com
Had an odd taste..I did not care for it at all.
Ok, when you use a soft drink in a dish, for the most part it turns into your caramelization/sugar. I tasted a hint, but what I tasted more of was tomato....actually that's about all I tasted! This definitely needed more seasoning and maybe a longer cooking time to get the flavors to meld together. I'm going to play with it a little to see what I can make better, but when I'm on a diet I need flavor. They are ok and maybe will be better when I change them up a little, but they aren't my go to sloppy joe recipe.
I gave this 2 stars because it needed a good tweaking to ramp up the flavor and comfort factors. I used 1 lb of 85/15 ground beef, fat has flavor, and 1 lb of ground beef keeps the portion from being skimpy. swapped out the chili powder for 1 TB packed chopped fresh dill, salt and pepper to taste and used Kaiser rolls because they are larger. The root beer was a great touch. I love root beer and never would have thought to use it in sloppy Joe mix. This remake got 5 stars from both of us and the left overs tasted better the next day.
I've sampled a lot of tasty sloppy joes recipes over the years, but this, unfortunately isn't one of them. Not only did the root beer not really add anything special (other than unnecessary sweetness), we didn't think the flavors came together very well. Also, adding the two tsps. of minced garlic so late in the game didn't allow it to mellow with the rest of the dish, and it overpowered everything else.
I loved this recipe! It came together in a snap and was a nice change of pace from my other sloppy joe recipes. I really liked the caramel notes added by the root beer and look forward to making this recipe again soon.
Thought I'd try something new on the cafeteria-food front. Meh. Not enough flavor, especially compared to the standard sloppy joe recipe and considering it was more work than that. We'll stick to the tried and true on this one.
Well, I would not say a Sloppy Joe is worthy of a special occasion :), but my husband and I love these and they have definitely been added to the rotation. We think they taste great - a little on the sweet side, but that's OK. I add some cayenne at the end to cut the sweet a bit and because we like things spicy (the chili sauce called for is not very hot). For the buns, I use Martin's Potato Rolls, 1.3 oz size. I've made the recipe as is, with the 12 oz of meat, and have also made it using a whole pound of meat, simply adding a bit more garlic, chili powder, and chili/tomato sauce. I think it's a pretty flexible recipe and that you can pretty much adjust the ingredients to taste. Very easy to prepare and leftovers make a good second dinner or lunch.
My family loved this. I added spicy pepper sauce instead of chilli sauce and the combination of sweet with spicy was great. We all had seconds!
GREAT recipe! This is a little sweeter than my other favorite sloppy joe recipe, but absolutely delicious. My husband, who rarely gets excited about food, said to definitely keep this recipe. I used one pound of beef, since I didn't want just 1/4 lb. left over; and I adjusted the recipe accordingly. It was quick and easy to make.
I would not make this again. My family did not enjoy it and it did not seem to have a lot of flavor.