Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin’s Potato Rolls

Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martins Potato Rolls

Since moving to Louisville, KY a couple of years ago, there is one thing everyone wants to try when they visit me here and that is a Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich. This delicious sandwich was invented back in the early 1900’s to serve late night guests at the Brown Hotel here in Louisville. The Hot Brown is made up of Texas toast topped with thick slices of roasted turkey, bacon, mornay sauce, and roasted tomatoes. There is little doubt as to why the sandwich is so famous. When my friends at Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread reached out to me to create a recipe using their Potato Rolls, I knew I wanted to make something that fused influences from my new hometown with my love for grilling! Now sit back, grab a glass of sweetened ice tea, and enjoy this post for Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin’s Potato Rolls

Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin's Potato Rolls

 

Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin’s Potato Rolls

The ingredients couldn’t be any easier: tomatoes, ground beef, Pecorino Romano cheese, thick sliced turkey, bacon, cream, milk, flour, butter and of course Martin’s Potato Rolls/Bread.

Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin's Potato Rolls

For this recipe, I used my Big Green Egg MiniMax. Light the charcoal and get MiniMax up to 500°. Place the hamburger patties directly over the flames and grill them about 4 minutes per side. When they are done, take them off the Big Green Egg and let them rest as you prepare the sauce

Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin's Potato Rolls

Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin's Potato Rolls

For the sauce melt the butter and whisk in the flour to form a roux. When you are happy with the consistency of your roux, mix in the cream and milk slowly whisking the entire time. Once you have a smooth mixture remove from the heat and add in the cheese, salt and pepper. Now you are ready to assemble the sandwich and pour the cheese sauce over top.

There is no right way to assemble this burger, so have fun. I made Texas toast using the Martin’s Potato Bread by removing the crust, adding a mix of softened butter with garlic powder, and toasting to a golden brown. Used the toast as a base then piled on the turkey, burger patty, bacon, roasted tomatoes and cheese sauce. This is a seriously good burger!

Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin's Potato Rolls

Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin's Potato Rolls

Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin’s Potato Rolls

In addition to the open faced Kentucky Hot Brown Burger shown above, you can you a grilled Martin’s Potato Bun to make a burger you can eat with your hands instead of a knife and fork. it’s best you grab plenty of napkins for this one!

Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin's Potato Rolls

Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin's Potato Rolls

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Kentucky Hot Brown Burger with Martin's Potato Rolls
 
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This burger recipe uses soft delicious Martin's Potato Rolls to harness the marriage of Kentucky's best sandwich with a juicy burger. This Kentucky Hot Brown Burger can be served open faced or on a bun. Easy and delicious!
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 package Martin's Potato Rolls or Martin's Potato Bread
  • 2 oz. Whole Butter
  • 2 oz. All Purpose Flour
  • 8 oz. Heavy Cream
  • 8 oz. Milk
  • ½ Cup of Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 thick slices of Roasted Turkey Breast
  • 8 Slices of Crispy Bacon
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, Sliced
Instructions
  1. Form the hamburger meat in to 4 patties ¼ lb each
  2. Preheat your Big Green Egg to 500°
  3. Grill 4 minutes per side over direct heat and let rest while you make the sauce
  4. In a two‑quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux)
  5. Continue to cook roux for two minutes over medium‑low heat, stirring frequently
  6. Whisk heavy cream and whole milk into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about 2‑3 minutes
  7. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in Pecorino Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste
  9. If you are using the Martin's Potato Bread, cut off the crust, rub with a little softened butter and garlic powder, then broil for 1-2 minutes until you have toast
  10. Roast the sliced tomatoes under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until sightly charred
  11. Place the bread on the bottom of your plate, add a slice of turkey, the hamburger patty, two slices of bacon, a couple slices of roasted tomato
  12. Pour the cheese sauce on top
  13. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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