Recipe Roundup : Traditional Kentucky Derby Fare

We've rounded up traditional Kentucky Derby fare and a few variations that break from tradition as well!  From small bites to hearty stews (and of course a cocktail) these recipes make a great spread for your Kentucky Derby gathering or for any occasion.

 Miniature 'Hot Browns" made famous by The Brown Hotel in Louisville.

Miniature 'Hot Browns" made famous by The Brown Hotel in Louisville.

 Kentucky's most famous stew, Burgoo is a hearty meat lovers dream!

Kentucky's most famous stew, Burgoo is a hearty meat lovers dream!

 This version of Derby pie replaces pecans with walnuts for a delicious twist.

This version of Derby pie replaces pecans with walnuts for a delicious twist.

 Fluffy cream cheese biscuits are a great option for impromptu sandwich making.

Fluffy cream cheese biscuits are a great option for impromptu sandwich making.

 This recipe for the traditional mint julep can be made ahead of time, as the ingredients steep for 3 days!

This recipe for the traditional mint julep can be made ahead of time, as the ingredients steep for 3 days!

 These dainty shortbread cookies are infused with the flavors of mint and bourbon.

These dainty shortbread cookies are infused with the flavors of mint and bourbon.

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