The sloppy Joe has long been a key player in family dinners across the country, so it's apropos that chef Trevor Higgins has served them at many a staff meal. The messy meat sandwich became such a favorite that Higgins moved it to his front-of-the-house menu at Roost in Greenville, South Carolina. His recipe includes many of the classic trappings, with one notable addition: apple juice. The juice adds sweetness and prompts the ground beef to caramelize while cooking, adding a surprising depth to this weeknight staple. Grab a stack of napkins--it's about to get sloppy.
Sloppy JoesRecipe adapted from Trevor Higgins, Roost, Greenville, SC
Yield: 4 sloppy Joes
Cook Time: 50 minutes