Hot Brown Bites


2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
3/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
18 slices cocktail party rye or pumpernickel
3/4 pound thinly sliced deli turkey breast
3 plum tomatoes, each cut into 6 slices
6 slices crispy cooked bacon, crumbled


1.In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Gradually add milk and whisk until smooth and mixture begins to thicken. Stir in cheese, dry mustard, onion powder, salt, and pepper and heat until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

2.Preheat oven to broil. Place party rye on baking sheet. Top evenly with turkey, tomato, and cheese sauce.

3.Broil 2 to 3 minutes, or until top is light golden. Sprinkle with bacon and serve.