Boogaloo Wonderland Sandwiches
Don't call it a Sloppy Joe: This Detroit sandwich has a name all its own.
Why This Recipe Works
A bold, brassy sauce ties this beloved Detroit sandwich together. To a base of sautéed ground beef and onions, we added ketchup, dried thyme (a signature ingredient), cider vinegar for tanginess, brown sugar to balance the vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce for added savoriness and complexity. To take our sauce to the next level and give it that Boogaloo oomph, we added chili powder (to bump up the heat and warm spice) and dry mustard (which adds the bite you'd get from wasabi or horseradish without announcing its own flavor too loudly).