The Kentucky Derby is this weekend. We aren't horse racing fans, but we always watch the Kentucky Derby. I actually prefer the food over all of it! Mint Juleps, Hot Browns, Derby Pie - I love all of it!
This is a twist on a Kentucky Hot Brown. A traditional Kentucky Hot Brown is roasted turkey, mornay sauce, bacon and tomatoes. I swapped out the roasted turkey for a burger and the result was amazing! I served the burgers on a pretzel bun - OMG, delicious! These are kind of messy, but totally worth it!
Here are a few of my other favorite Derby Party recipes:
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1/2 lb sausage
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- Pinch of freshly ground pepper
- Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
- 1/2 cup coarsely grated Gruyère or Swiss
- 6 slices cooked bacon
- 6 slices tomato
- 6 hamburger buns
Combine ground beef and sausage. Shape into 6 hamburger patties. Grill to desired temperature. We cook the burgers about 3 minutes on each side.
Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in flour, and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. (Do not let mixture brown.) Add milk, whisking constantly. Bring to a low boil, and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes more. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Remove from heat, and stir in cheese. Allow to cool slightly.
To assemble burgers:
Place burger onto of bun, top with some mornay sauce, slice of bacon and slice of tomato.
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