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Famous Horseshoe Cheese Sauce

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Cheese sauce made famous in the 1920's in Springfield, IL for the open-faced sandwich. A delicious beer-based cheese sauce for any occasion…

From Wikipedia: The Horseshoe is an open-faced sandwich originating from Springfield, Illinois. It consists of thick-sliced toasted bread, most often Texas toast, a hamburger patty, French fries, and a "secret" cheese sauce. Common replacements for the hamburger patty include ham, deep fried pork tenderloin, grilled or fried chicken breast, and fried fish fillets. Though cheese sauces vary by chef, it is generally derived from Welsh rarebit. Common ingredients include eggs, beer, butter, cheese, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper.1 A "breakfast" horseshoe is also commonly available, replacing the meat and french fries with eggs and hash browns. A smaller portion, with one slice of bread and one serving of meat, is called a "Pony Shoe".

History Leland Hotel Chef Joe Schweska invented the horseshoe and Steve Tomko made it famous by taking the recipe that he and Schweska created together to the Red Coach where its popularity exploded.

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  • 2 sticks butter (1/2 pound)
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 lb. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 5 cups milk
  • 3 Tbsp. worchestershire sauce
  • 3 lb. cheese (Old-English, shredded)
  • 1 pt. beer
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    1. Melt butter, Stir in milk.
    2. Whisk in flour until smooth.
    3. Add remaining ingredients (except beer) Mix well.
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