Sloppy Joe's were a favorite dish in our house. My mom usually served them with Tater Tots™(which need no makeover) and corn. She'd toast the buns just perfectly, add a slice or two of cheese and then pile on the meat.
I still love a good Sloppy Joe, but the other day as I was sorting through the deep freeze, I uncovered a few packs of ground turkey that I needed to use up, so I decided to take an old school favorite and give it a new school feel. I still toast those buns and add the cheese, but the meat mixture includes lots of hot pepper, a spoon of dark brown sugar and for the secret, make the dish ingredient--pure maple syrup. This sandwich makes for a tasty, man-pleasing dinner, especially served alongside an ice cold beer.