|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 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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- "D'Arcy's Pint :: Springfield, IL: Menu". Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- Barrett, Joe (30 March 2010). "Springfield's Horseshoe Deliver a Kick in the Gut". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 February 2012.