Add a little twist to your sloppy joes, with these Cola Sloppy Joes. Simple, easy and full of flavor the entire family will love!
Everytime I think about sloppy joes it reminds me of when I was young. Growing up my mom would often make them. She would serve them with the meat mixture between the rolls and also with a spoonful on top of the buns. This was the perfect dish to dive into with a fork and knife.
I haven’t made sloppy joes in quite some time and recently I have been thinking of them. With kids back in school and the fall just around the corner, sloppy joes is a delicious family friendly meal to make on a busy fall weeknight.
I put a spin on my classic sloppy joe recipe to come up with these tasty Cola Sloppy Joes. Even though these are called Cola Sloppy Joes, you wouldn’t even know there is cola added to the sauce. The cola adds a touch of sweetness and depth of flavor without being overbearing. You wouldn’t believe how good these are until you try them.
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What you need
Lean ground beef
Light brown sugar
No salt added tomato sauce
White distilled vinegar
Salt and pepper
Step one: In a small saucepan bring cola and brown sugar to a boil until sugar is dissolved and liquid reduces to about 1 cup. Set aside to cool slightly.
Step two: In a small bowl whisk cola, tomato sauce, worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, mustard, garlic powder and salt and pepper until combined. Set aside.
Step three: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers and onions and cook until slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
Step four: Add in beef and cook thoroughly. Drain grease.
Step five: Stir in sauce and continue to cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens, about 12 minutes.
Jennifer’s notes: This sauce is great over pasta, like orecchiette or elbow noodles or serve on garlic toast instead of rolls, yum!
- 1 1/2 cups regular cola
- 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
- 8 ounce can no salt added tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons white distilled vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Pinch of freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup red bell pepper. finely chopped
- 1/2 cup white onion, diced
- 4 buns
- In a small saucepan bring cola and brown sugar to a boil over medium-high heat and boil, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved and liquid reduces to about 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
- In a small bowl add cooled soda, tomato sauce, worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, mustard, garlic powder, salt and pepper and whisk until blended. Set aside.
- In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add peppers and onions and cook until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Add in beef and cook thoroughly. Drain any excess grease.
- Stir in sauce and continue to cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens, about 12 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve on rolls.
Try serving the sauce over pasta like elbow noodles or orrechiette. These are also great served on garlic toast instead of rolls.
Disclosure: I received a SodaStream Source for review. I was not compensated for this post or video. All opinions are as always, my own.