Kentucky Hot Brown Burgers – burgers topped with a homemade cheese sauce, bacon and tomatoes. Serve this on a pretzel bun to really put it over the top! This is CRAZY good! Perfect for watching the derby!
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!
Kentucky Hot Brown Burgers
1 lb lean ground beef
½ lb sausage
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
½ 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 the desired temperature. We cook the burgers for 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 the 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.
Place burger onto of bun, top with some mornay sauce, a slice of bacon and slice of tomato.
Wowza, that burger with all of its melty cheese goodness looks to die for! 🙂 Burger heaven for sure!
Up until a couple of years ago, I had not heard of "Hot Brown" A friend and I went to Atlanta,Ga and while there she took me to the "Dwarf House Chick-fil-A, and we ordered Hot Browns. Now let me tell you this Chick-fil-a is the original Chick-sil-a! and it is nothing like any of the other Chick-fil-a's, Anyway that was the first time I had had one and it was really good. And of course it was made with chicken. So I am going to try and make one for my hubby.
thanks for the recipe!
Those look LUSCIOUS!
Looks super good Steph but how did you get it in your mouth 🙂
I'm drooling over this!
That burger looks delicious!!
These look soooo good. We don't watch the derby but I'm always there for a good burger!
Sounds like a good excuse for a PARTY! Yum!
Oye Steph you take the most mouth watering food pictures! I am so wishing I had this for breakfast, lol. 🙂
Where did you get the pretzels buns?
I LOVE Hot Brown Sandwiches so am so excited to see your burgers. Please excuse this seemingly ignorant question but what type of "sausage" are you referring to?–a breakfast type, Italian? Thanks and LOVE all of your recipes!
Quante incredibili bontà!!!!