Saturday, November 19, 2011

Louisville Hot Brown

I made a mistake this morning.  I got up, had some coffee cake with coffee, cleaned the floors and bathrooms and then sat down and started looking at recipes with bacon.  Now I have a craving for a BLT.  I must have one!  The person that put the combo of toasted bread, bacon, miracle whip (just better than mayo), lettuce and a big slice of tomato was a straight up genius.

Tiffany and I are having our Thanksgiving tomorrow.  She works next week and I’m off - so I’m going to spend Thanksgiving at my brother’s house in Wichita.  We could not imagine not eating a thanksgiving meal together, so we just up and changed the national holiday.  We are going to eat, go to a movie and watch football.  Perhaps I will get some helium balloons and tie them to the dogs to create our own Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

I wanted to find something new and tasty for our day after “thanksgiving” breakfast.  I found this recipe and this is what I will be making on Monday!!

Louisville Hot Brown (

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups milk
1 cup shredded mild white Cheddar cheese
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
½ teaspoon salt
3 thick slices bacon
6 slices Italian ciabatta or other rustic bread, toasted
½ pound roast turkey breast, sliced
1 large tomato, sliced
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Make the cheese sauce:
In a 2 quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add flour and cook mixture, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.  Add milk and continue to stir.  Increase heat to medium-high and bring mixture to a boil.  Cook for 1 more minute.  Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in cheeses, mustard, Tabasco sauce and salt.  Cover and keep warm.

Cook the bacon:
In a large skillet, cook bacon over high heat until crisp and brown – 4 to 6 minutes.  Transfer bacon to a paper towel to drain.  When bacon is cool, crumble or coarsely chop.

Make the sandwiches:
Preheat oven broiler.  In a large ovenproof dish, arrange toasted bread slices and layer them with turkey and tomato slices.  Sprinkle with pepper and spoon cheese sauce on top.  Place the sandwiches under broiler and cook until sauce begins to brown lightly – 2 to 3 minutes.  Remove from oven, sprinkle with bacon, and serve immediately.


  1. I really want to see pictures of the dogs and balloons parade... the visual I have is just priceless!

  2. If the visual involves hyper dogs running crazy trying to get away from the balloons - your visual would be correct. haha!