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Root Beer Sloppy Joes

Root Beer Sloppy Joes make an easy, quick family meal that you can have on the table in no time. The root beer gives the sloppy joe mixture a slightly sweet, caramel flavor. 
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup root beer
  • 4 buns


  • Crumble and cook ground beef in a large nonstick skillet until no longer pink. Drain off fat.
  • Add onion and bell pepper and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, dry mustard, salt, pepper, ketchup, and root beer. Reduce heat and simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until nice and thick.
  • Serve on buns.