Kentucky Hot Brown Recipe

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Image credits: allthingsbbq via YouTube


You’ll surely add this Kentucky hot brown recipe from allthingsbbq on YouTube to your sandwich staples! This open-faced sandwich is everything you want in your meal–a slice of turkey topped with delicious sauce, tomatoes, and lots of cheese! It’s the perfect dish for your leftover turkey or chicken to spice things up.


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Learn how to make it by watching the video below for the step by step instructions, or continue reading down for the complete written procedure.


  • 1 lb turkey breast, cooked and sliced
  • 1/4 cup turkey (or chicken) stock
  • 8 slices bacon, roasted
  • 4 slices bread
  • 1 cup white cheddar
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • chives, for garnish

Mornay Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 3 oz shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 1/2 oz American cheese
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp brisket rub


Step 1

Place the sliced cooked turkey breast in a large skillet and pour 1/4  cup turkey (or chicken) stock. Put on the lid and warm it. In another skillet, melt 2 tsp butter, then add 2 tsp flour. Mix and cook for a minute to make a roux, then add 2/3 cup whole milk. Continue stirring until the milk simmer, then add 3 oz shredded sharp cheddar and 1 1/2 oz American cheese. Stir until everything melted and combined. Remove from heat, then stir in 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp hot sauce, and 1 tsp brisket rub. Mix together until combined.

Making the mornay sauce for the Kentucky hot brown recipe
Image credits: allthingsbbq via YouTube

Step 2

In a cast-iron baking pan, melt 4 tbsp butter, then add the slices of bread to toast them. Add the turkey slices on each top followed by the tomato slices, then the mornay sauce. Add some shredded white cheddar, then throw them in the oven at 450 degrees F and bake until the cheese fully melts (about 8 to 10 minutes). Once done, remove from the oven, add the cooked bacon on top, then garnish with some chopped chives. Serve and enjoy!

Assembling the Kentucky hot brown recipe
Image credits: allthingsbbq via YouTube

Kentucky Hot Brown Recipe

Kentucky Hot Brown Recipe

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