Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
On a school trip, I had a Hot Brown at the Galt House Hotel restaurant (if you ever come to Louisville, you may hear about the famous "Galt House"). I found this soup version on another recipe site and tried it. It was extremely similar to what I had then. The sandwich and the soup are deeelish!
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 cup minced onion
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon hot sauce
- 4 cups milk
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1⁄2 cup chopped cooked ham
- 1⁄2 cup chopped cooked turkey
- crumbled bacon
- chopped tomato
- chopped fresh parsley
- Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion; sauté until tender.
- Add flour, garlic salt, and hot sauce; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
- Gradually stir in milk; cook until thickened and bubbly.
- Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add ham and turkey; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated, about 20 minutes. (Do not boil.).
- Serve with toppings.
- NOTE: When you have a hot brown sandwich, it is layered with ham and turkey slices, a couple of slices of bacon, a tomato, and totally smothered in cheese sauce. So if you want the "hot brown" experience, top the soup with the tomato, bacon, and a sprinkle of parsley. It is delicious! Also, the 30 minutes it takes goes rather fast since the meat is already cooked. It's mostly just getting everything hot and making the cheese soup.
We love this soup. It does taste like a hot brown. I used ham and turkey sandwich slices. If I do that again then I am going to need a much better quality than what I used.
I love hot brown sandwiches, so I was excited to try this soup. It was great! I used low fat cheddar cheese and fat free milk and omitted the bacon... yum!
My husband said this is a keeper. We really liked the flavors and it is imperative to serve with the toppings, which make it taste so fresh and delicious!