I have never had an authentic Hot Brown before so I was working from just a basic understanding of the dish when I came up with this version. We enjoyed this while watching the Kentucky Derby and, it was such a hit, that I decided to share it with my friends on Zaar! While there are a few different steps to putting this together, it really is easy and not time-consuming. This actually makes more than enough cheese sauce, so you can be as liberal with it as you want. I saved the remaining sauce to be used over asparagus, broccoli, or a baked potato.