Hot Browns

What do you do with tomatoes & cheese that need to be used? Why make Hot Browns, of course!

The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of butter, but I usually use 1/3 cup. It also calls for cheddar cheese. Tonight I needed to use American & it turned out just fine. I put in a little more than the 1/2 cup called for since American is much more mellow than cheddar. I used 9 slices of real American, not processed American.


Hot Brown


8 thick slices bread

8 slices cooked bacon

1 pound thinly sliced turkey breast

tomato slices

cheese sauce


  1. Toast bread.
  2. Top evenly with turkey & bacon.
  3. Pour desired amount of cheese sauce on each sandwich.
  4. Top with tomato slices.
  5. Broil 6 inches from heat until bubbly and lightly browned.


Cheese sauce:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup cheddar cheese

1/3 cup plain flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 1/2 cups milk

1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Melt butter in saucepan.
  2. Whisk in flour.
  3. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened.
  4. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in salt and pepper.

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