I give you the horseshoe, not for the light at heart or the artery clogged. It is something you should try though, even if Illinois is not a place you call home.
You will need:
- Fries (country style, unseasoned)
- Meat of your choice (hamburger patty, chicken, ham, roast beef, etc)
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 small yellow onion, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup beer (Guinness is preferred)
- 1 T. mustard
- 1 T. Worecestershire sauce
- 2 cups sharp cheddar
- 2 cups Monterey jack cheese
- chili powder
Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet with the onion and garlic. Once the butter is melted and the onions have softened at flour one Tablespoon at a time stirring vigorously. You will have added enough flour when it becomes a sticky paste and balls up on itself. Add milk, while stirring constantly. You have added enough milk when the mixture is rather thin (~3 cups). Add in the beer, mustard and Worecestershire sauce. Slowly stir in the cheeses. If the sauce becomes too thick to stir, add more milk. add in paprika (~1/4 tsp), pepper, and chili powder to taste. Add a dash of cumin. Let the sauce thicken.
Toast your bread and then put meat on top. You will have two pieces of bread for a true horseshoe and one for a pony shoe (I always have a pony because it is pretty filling).
Top all that withFrench fries. Add as many as desired.
Top all of that with cheese sauce, the more the better!! Makes about 6 horseshoes. If it is just you and the hubby you can use the remaining cheese sauce to make mac and cheese or broccoli and cheese soup etc. Hope you enjoyed this IL classic! :)