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Hot Kentucky Brown Sliders | Kentucky Tailgate

Delicious little handheld versions of the classic Kentucky Hot Brown. Layers of roasted turkey, bacon, tomato and a homemade cheese gravy.
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword kentucky hot brown
Author Buy This Cook That


For the White Cheddar Gravy

  • 1 TB butter
  • 1 1/2 TB all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 ounce white cheddar shredded

For the Sliders

  • 12 slider buns
  • 12 - 16 oz sliced turkey
  • 2-3 to matoes sliced
  • 12 slices bacon cooked
  • 4 TB butter plus additional for serving if desired
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • White Cheddar Gravy


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium sized sauce pan, melt 1 TB of butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook until smooth and bubbly. Stir constantly. Slowly add the milk, whisking until smooth. Stir in a pinch each of black pepper, nutmeg, and paprika. Heat to a low boil, stirring frequently until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and add the cheese. Stir until melted. Set the White Cheddar Gravy aside.
  • Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave. (Heat in 5 to 10 second increments until completely melted. Stir in 1/4 tsp of nutmeg and 1/4 tsp of paprika.
  • Place the bottom half of slider buns in a baking dish. Brush the buns with half of the butter mixture.
  • Place a layer of turkey on the buns, then a slice of tomato. Top the tomato with about 2 tablespoons of the cheese gravy. Break each bacon slice in half, and criss cross over the gravy. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup of white cheddar over the bacon, then top with the top half of the slider buns.
  • Brush the remaining butter and spice mixture on top of the buns, then place in the oven uncovered for 15 - 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the tops are golden brown.
  • Top with additional butter (optional), and serve with the remaining White Cheddar Gravy.