|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||Springfield, Illinois|
|Main ingredients||Bread, hamburger patties or ham|
|Variations||Breakfast horseshoe sandwich, Pony shoe|
|Cookbook:Horseshoe Sandwich Horseshoe Sandwich|
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.
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".
Leland Hotel Chef Joe Schweska invented the horseshoe. Steve Tomko, who later claimed to be the inventor, was a 17-year-old dishwasher at the hotel at the time.
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- You Know You're in Illinois When..., By Pam Henderson, Jan Mathew, pg.43
- Barrett, Joe (30 March 2010). "Springfield's Horseshoe Deliver a Kick in the Gut". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 February 2012.