Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Directions

The day before:
  • Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker with a car adapter. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. In a large skillet cook meat in hot oil over medium-high heat until brown on all sides. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to cooker. Add onions, 1 cup root beer, and garlic. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

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  • Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan combine 3 cups root beer and chili sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups, stirring occasionally. If desired, stir in root beer concentrate and hot pepper sauce.

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  • Remove meat from cooker. Using a slotted spoon, transfer onions to a large bowl and discard cooking liquid. Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds. Add shredded meat and sauce to onions; stir gently to coat. Transfer meat mixture to a storage container; cover and chill overnight.

Tailgate day:
  • Transfer meat mixture to a large saucepan. Reheat, covered, over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. If necessary, add 2 to 4 tablespoons root beer to keep mixture from sticking. Return meat mixture to cooker.

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  • Tightly cover slow cooker and tote in an insulated carrier. If desired, tote lettuce and tomato in an insulated cooler with ice packs.

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  • At the tailgating site, plug slow cooker into car adapter and keep meat mixture warm on warm-heat setting. To serve, line buns with lettuce and tomato. Fill with meat mixture.

Must-have equipment:

2 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker with a car adapterInsulated carrierInsulated cooler with ice packs (optional)

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; 9 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 98 mg cholesterol; 1412 mg sodium. 592 mg potassium; 48 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 25 g sugar; 35 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 0 IU vitamin a; 3 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 10 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 52 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 91 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
10/08/2018
3 stars, tasty, will try again with substantial tweaks, like cutting back on onion & garlic a bit (both a little overwhelming). Had no root beer concentrate so used 4C root beer in sauce instead of 3, then cooked everything down to 2 cups. Cook & reduce root beer to 1 cup BEFORE adding chili sauce---as soon as you add chili it starts to splatter BADLY. Everywhere. Even through a splatter screen. You may need 2 cups sauce if tailgating the next day so it doesn't dry out but if same day it's too much & too runny. Cook down to 1-1/2 cups.