Bishop's Brown Derby With Diablo Sauce

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

This comes from a restaurant that was very popular in Tulsa. It has been decades and it is said that people still request this recipe. I got this recipe out of the Tulsa paper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the Diablo sauce:.
  2. In large sauce pan mix first 7 ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. In a small pan, melt margarine and gradually add flour, stirring until smooth.
  5. Add gradually to sauce mixture until desired thickness is reached.
  6. It is best to taste the seasonings as you mix the ingredients so that the sauce is to your desired taste.
  7. You may find that you want to increase or decrease certain ingredients to suit your taste.
  8. For the Brown Derby:.
  9. Lightly mix all ingredients and shape into 8 patties.
  10. Broil on a grill to your liking.
  11. Place on plates and cover with Diablo sauce.
  12. This can be served with practically anything on the side.
  13. French fries, fried potatoes etc.
  14. NOTE: You may lose some of the flavor but the patties are still tasty if cooked inside in a skillet over medium heat.
Most Helpful

Thank you, Secret! I'm a transplanted Tulsan who fondly remembers having this dish at Bishops in downtown Tulsa on Sundays after church with the family. I was cruising 'zaar today looking for something different to do with ground beef, and on a whim typed in 'Brown Derby', and there it was. This is a unique recipe that made Bishop's famous. You made my day!

TxGriffLover February 13, 2005

I got this recipe from the chef at Bishop's when I was a teenager. This is accurate, but the chef was very clear that the roux for the Diablo sauce had to be made with real butter. He made the sauce up a vat at a time, so the A-1 and other sauces provided in my recipe were by the bottle.

wbeeman April 21, 2015

Bless you Gingerbear for finding and sharing this lost recipe for Bishops one of a kind Brown Derby with Diablo Sauce which I had as a child in Tulsa but have never forgotten. Now thanks to you I can re-create this feast of the dish and I urge everyone who reads your recipe to try to do the same. They will not forget it either. All of us who appreciated Bishops unique recipes and dishes are grateful to you for reminding us that they're still possible to make. UNFORTUNATELY NO ONE MAKES THEM LIKE THIS ANYMORE. I will drink a toast to you Gingerbear. Thank you, melpreisz

melpreisz April 26, 2013