Here’s a great twist on a classic American dish: the Sloppy Joe sandwich.
As a kid, I played the trombone and the Sloppy Joe Band Fundraiser was an annual event that kept our horns blowing. Today, just one bite of this iconic sandwich brings back a flood of childhood memories.
My Sloppy Joe is spicy and sweet at the same time. I love adding root beer, with its peppery notes, as it truly deepens its taste. And slow roasting the meat in a Crock Pot adds to the flavor and offers an easy way to serve it for an informal party or gathering.
Make sure to get a few bottles of your favorite root beer to have on hand for this!
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- 2 1/2 lb. ground beef
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 3 cups of yellow onion, diced fine
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 20 oz. ketchup
- 12 oz. tomato paste
- 3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
- 16.9 oz. artisan root beer
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 In a large frying pan, sauté the garlic, and onion in the olive oil until transparent.
- 2 Transfer into the Crock Pot.
- 3 Using the same frying pan, sauté the ground beef until cooked through and well browned.
- 4 As the beef cooks, with the back of a wooden spoon or spatula, break the ground beef into small bits.
- 5 Drain off liquid and discard.
- 6 Add the ground beef to the Crock Pot and add all other ingredients.
- 7 Mix well and heat 4 hours on medium high, stirring often.