This Spicy Hot Brown recipe is a feistier version of a traditional Southern dish. Indulge yourself with leftover turkey on toasted bread covered with a spicy bechamel sauce for a delicious dinner. Just what you need with turkey leftovers from a big holiday and it only takes 10 minutes.
Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 5minutes
4ounceswhite cheddar cheese(grated)
4ouncespepper jack cheese(grated)
3slicesbacon(cooked and chopped)
Heat a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add onion. cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add flour and whisk for about a minute. Slowly add warmed half-and-half a little at a time whisking until it is smooth before adding more cream. Once all has been added, bring to a boil and then turn down to low, whisking until it thickens. Add cheese a handful at a time.
Add cilantro, jalapeno, cumin, cayenne and salt to taste.
Slice rolls in half horizontally and place under broiler for 30 seconds until slightly toasted. Place toasted rolls in a baking dish and place turkey slices on each roll. Pour cheese sauce over the top and sprinkle with chopped bacon. Place back under the broiler until the sauce starts to bubble and the tops turn slightly brown. Serve with guacamole.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
Try warming the half-and-half in the microwave before making the sauce so that it is warm or at least at room temperature.
You can make customize each ramekin for your picky eaters.
If you want them more spicy, add the seeds of the jalapeno.
Add a thick slice of a beefsteak tomato before broiling to enjoy this sandwich in the traditional way.