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Braxton Burger with Sweet Potato Fries and Brown Sugar Sauce

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Columbus kitchen manager Geoff Ozier cooks up this spirit-filled sandwich, made complete served with hand-cut sweet potato fries. “If you’re watching a Buckeye game, you want to get something that’s named after Urban Meyer or that’s named after Braxton Miller,” explains Ozier. “Add to the fact that it’s great-tasting, and people think that’s pretty cool.”

Braxton Burger with Sweet Potato Fries and Brown Sugar Sauce


1/2 pound ground beef
Kaiser or sesame seed bun
Sliced American cheese
Sliced Black Forest ham
Black pepper
Barbecue sauce (Coaches has its own recipe, but suggests Sweet Baby Ray’s as an at-home fill in)

Fries & Sauce
Large sweet potato
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour

Evenly split ground beef into two patties, add salt and pepper to taste, cover and let sit in refrigerator for at least two hours. Slice onion, tomato and lettuce and set aside. Cut sweet potato into 1/4-inch strips and set aside.

For the brown sugar sauce, put heavy cream into a saucepan and add brown sugar. Mix flour and 1 tablespoon of cold water in a bowl. Bring the cream and brown sugar in saucepan to a boil and add flour and water mixture and stir. Take off of stove immediately and let cool. (Note: This recipe yields 1/2 cup brown sugar sauce, so it can easily serve two or more people if you’re making more than one burger and side of fries).

Cook burger patties (on grill or in stovetop frying pan) to preferred temperature. While burgers are cooking, deep-fry sweet potatoes (in home fryer or pan) until crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. Set aside on paper towel to let excess oil drain. Then season with salt and pepper to taste.

While toasting Kaiser bun, add one slice of ham to first patty (when cooked to preferred temperature) and slice of slightly melted cheese. Then place other patty on top and add another piece of ham and another slice of cheese.
Place completed burger on bun and top with lettuce tomato and onion. Plate burger with sweet potato fries and serve with sides of brown sugar sauce and barbecue sauce.