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Kardea Brown’s Hot Brown Sandwiches | Delicious Miss Brown | Food Network

Kardea Brown’s Hot Brown Sandwiches | Delicious Miss Brown | Food Network

Kardea levels up a classic, saucy Hot Brown Sandwich by swapping out its usual deli meat for roasted turkey tenderloins, coated in her very own house seasoning!

Hot Brown Sandwiches
Level: Easy
Total: 50 min (includes resting time)
Active: 35 min
Yield: 2 to 4 servings


12 ounces turkey breast tenderloins (or use a boneless, skinless turkey breast)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon Miss Brown’s House Seasoning, recipe follows
Nonstick cooking spray, for the baking pan
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1/2 cup grated Pecorino-Romano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
4 slices Texas toast, toasted
1 large ripe tomato, sliced
4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked until crisp
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Miss Brown’s House Seasoning:

1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Rub the turkey tenderloins with the oil and sprinkle evenly with the House Seasoning. Place in a shallow baking pan coated with cooking spray and bake until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees F, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest 5 minutes, then thinly slice.

Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the flour and cook until foamy, about 1 minute. Slowly add the half-and-half and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Whisk in 1/4 cup cheese, along with the salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Switch the oven to broil. Arrange the toast slices on a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Top evenly with the sliced turkey, tomato slices and cheese sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Broil until the tops are browned and bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to serving plates. Top with the bacon and sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Miss Brown’s House Seasoning:
Yield: 5 teaspoons

Stir together the garlic and onion powders, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container.